Managing Your Office or System

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association and the National Juvenile Defender Center are gathering information about the current state of case management and/or tracking systems being used by public defense agencies and systems around the country to capture information on both juvenile and adult clients.

The results of this survey will be used to assist the defense community in securing resources and support for infrastructure and development of...

Law school may teach us to "think like a lawyer," but it seldom prepares an attorney to defend a living breathing client who is charged with a specific criminal act where the prosecution will take place in a specific jurisdiction that has its own unique policies and procedures.  Instead, lawyers learn how to actually represent clients when they take their first job.  They get this practical education either through trial by fire (the worst possible way for...