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Editorial calls for solutions to Oklahoma's right to counsel system

BY Jon Mosher on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 12:00 AM

The editors at The Oklahoman, lamenting the state's indigent defense system "gasping under the weight of too many cases, too few attorneys and too little funding," have called for solutions "that are smart, not just tough, on crime."

When your client is a veteran, there are significant social service resources potentially available to aid you in effectively representing your client.

Author/Organization: Phyllis E. Mann
Publication Date: 12/06/2010

 A guide to social service resources and veterans benefits specialists in Louisiana, developed by the Louisiana Public Defender Board with assistance from the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, to aid public defense attorneys in effectively representing clients who are veterans.

Author/Organization: Louisiana Public Defender Board (LPDB)
Publication Date: 11/2010

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 The Agenda for Developing & Implementing Case Management Systems for Public Defenders and Beyond.  A two-day by invitation only workshop held October 22-23, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia.

Author/Organization: Phyllis Mann, National Defender Leadership Institute (NDLI)
Publication Date: 10/22/2010

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Gideon Alert: The “Indiana Model” creates unequal representation

BY David Carroll on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Indiana has a strong home-rule tradition, favoring local autonomy over state control in many governmental facets. Indigent defense in the state is organized at the county level, and historically representation has been provided most typically by part-time public defenders operating under contract.

Developing & Implementing Case Management Systems for Public Defenders and Beyond

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Friday, October 22, 2010 - Saturday, October 23, 2010
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Arlington, Virginia
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Sheraton Crystal City Hotel
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1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202
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(703) 486-1111

Public defense delivery systems – both juvenile and adult – lag far behind the other components of the criminal justice system (such as the courts, prosecution, law enforcement and corrections) when it comes to data collection, analysis, and the ability to form policy based on objective information.  In most jurisdictions there is no uniform meth

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Gideon Alert: MA Prosecutors Argue for Parity with Public Defense Providers

BY David Carroll on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 12:00 AM

On October 13, 2010, nine of the eleven Massachusetts elected District Attorneys held a press conference in the state legislature to alert policy-makers to what they call an imbalance in criminal justice funding.  Arguing that the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) receives $

Gideon Alert: Saddling poor defendants with high court-imposed debt is bad public policy

BY David Carroll on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 5:11 PM

On October 14th, 2010, the USA Today editorialized that the practice of imposing high court-ordered debts on the backs of clients as part of sentencing in criminal cases –- including forcing indigent defendants to pay for the cost of their appointed attorneys -– actually heightens the chance that people may re-offend and is unsound public policy.

Gideon Alert: MD Circuit Court finds right to counsel at bail hearings

BY David Carroll on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 12:15 PM

On September 30, 2010, a Maryland Circuit Court determined that bail hearings are a critical stage of a criminal proceeding where an indigent person is entitled to be represented by an attorney.  The case, Richmond v. District Court of Maryland, involves eleven named petitioners who requested counsel at bail hearings and were denied.  They sought relief on behalf of themselves and all indigent persons denied counsel at such hearings.

Opinion holds that bail hearings are a "critical stage" and thus "indigent individuals have a right to counsel at bail hearings." By denying representation at those hearings, the district court violated defendants' due process rights.

Author/Organization: Hon. Alfred Nance, Circuit Court of Baltimore City
Publication Date: 09/30/2010

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