Guidelines on appointing defense counsel

October 2, 2008 at 9:39 am | Posted in General Interest, Law in the News | Leave a comment

From the Law Librarian Blog: The Brennan Center for Justice has released a provocative study examining the standards for determining eligibility for court-appointed defense counsel. In Eligible for Justice: Guidelines for Appointing Defense Counsel, the Brennan Center found that “many jurisdictions use flawed screening processes to separate those who can afford counsel from those who cannot, and as a result are denying government-funded defense counsel to people who should receive it.”


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