An Assessment of Indigent Defense Services In Montana

NLADA assessment of the right to counsel in seven Montana counties. Submitted in White v. Martz, a class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Montana. That litigation led to wholesale legislative changes in 2005, creating a new statewide public defender system in Montana. With its legislative effort, Montana became the first state to intentionally incorporate each of the ABA Ten Principles into the Public Defender Act.

Author/Organization: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
Publication Date: 08/04/2004

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