Public Defense Reform

The New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA) requested that NLADA conduct an evaluation of the public defense system in ten upstate counties. The counties studied are representative of the various types of defense systems used throughout upstate New York. This document is the final report (published April 2009) of NLADA's findings and recommendations for Schuyler County, along with a report card (published 2007).

Author/Organization: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
Publication Date: 04/2009

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The New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA) requested that NLADA conduct an evaluation of the public defense system in ten upstate counties. The counties studied are representative of the various types of defense systems used throughout upstate New York. This document is the final report (published April 2009) of NLADA's findings and recommendations for Washington County, along with a report card (published 2007).

Author/Organization: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
Publication Date: 04/2009

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The New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA) requested that NLADA conduct an evaluation of the public defense system in ten upstate counties. The counties studied are representative of the various types of defense systems used throughout upstate New York. This document is the final report (published April 2009) of NLADA's findings and recommendations for Niagara County, along with a report card (published 2007).

Author/Organization: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
Publication Date: 04/2009

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The New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA) requested that NLADA conduct an evaluation of the public defense system in ten upstate counties. The counties studied are representative of the various types of defense systems used throughout upstate New York. This document is the final report (published April 2009) of NLADA's findings and recommendations for Lewis County, along with a report card (published 2007).

Author/Organization: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
Publication Date: 04/2009

Items contained in the NLADA Library do not and are not meant to constitute advice of any kind. Content in the NLADA Library is contributed by users. If you believe this material infringes your or any other person’s copyright or if you feel that the material is inappropriate, please report this to NLADA Staff by clicking below.

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The New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA) requested that NLADA conduct an evaluation of the public defense system in ten upstate counties. The counties studied are representative of the various types of defense systems used throughout upstate New York. This document is the final report (published April 2009) of NLADA's findings and recommendations for Jefferson County, along with a report card (published 2007).

Author/Organization: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
Publication Date: 04/2009

Items contained in the NLADA Library do not and are not meant to constitute advice of any kind. Content in the NLADA Library is contributed by users. If you believe this material infringes your or any other person’s copyright or if you feel that the material is inappropriate, please report this to NLADA Staff by clicking below.

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The New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA) requested that NLADA conduct an evaluation of the public defense system in ten upstate counties. The counties studied are representative of the various types of defense systems used throughout upstate New York. This document is the final report (published April 2009) of NLADA's findings and recommendations for Cattaraugus County, along with a report card (published 2007).

Author/Organization: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
Publication Date: 04/2009

Items contained in the NLADA Library do not and are not meant to constitute advice of any kind. Content in the NLADA Library is contributed by users. If you believe this material infringes your or any other person’s copyright or if you feel that the material is inappropriate, please report this to NLADA Staff by clicking below.

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Gideon Alert: Georgia governor considers shifting state's right to counsel obligations back to county governments

BY David Carroll on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 10:16 AM

The Atlanta-Journal-Constitution reports that the Governor and key legislators are seriously considering shifting the financial burden of funding the right to counsel back to Georgia’s counties.  Despite stating in 2003 that the state was not meeting its &ld

In 2008, national advocacy groups submitted a white paper to the Nevada Supreme Court regarding the Delegation of Indigent Defense Duties to the Counties. In Gideon, the US Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment applied to the states - not to county or local governments - by virtue of the Fourteenth Amendment and that the State of Florida thus had an obligation to provide Mr. Gideon with counsel for his defense. While a state may delegate obligations imposed by the constitution, ‘it must do so in a manner that does not abdicate the constitutional duty it owes to the people.’ If the counties cannot meet the delegated obligations, the state — as the original obligor — must step in.

Author/Organization: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA), et al.
Publication Date: 09/02/2008

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Gideon Alert: Op-Ed in support of reform in New York

BY David Carroll on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 11:17 AM

The Albany Times Union published an op-ed by members of the Constitution Project’s National Right to Counsel Committee (NRTCC) calling for the reform of New York’s deficient indigent defense system.

Gideon Alert: updates in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

BY David Carroll on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 4:35 PM

WISCONSIN:  Wisconsin's right to counsel system should stand as a model to the rest of the country.  The state funds and administers indigent defense services through a statewide Public Defender System that largely meets the ABA Ten Principles.   However, the system has long had a "dirty little secret."