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Indigent Defense Gary Parker: 2003 Champion of Indigent Defense Award Recipient

Indigent Defense-- Gary Parker: 2003 Champion of Indigent Defense Award Recipient Stephen Bright

By Stephen Bright in December 2003
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Seattle Defense Attorney Colette Tvedt Appointed NACDL Indigent Defense Director
On May 8, NACDL announced the appointment of Colette Tvedt as indigent defense training and reform director. Tvedt has devoted her career over the past 25 years to representing poor people accused of crimes. She spent 18 of those years as a public defender and the last seven in private practice with Seattle law firm Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender, where she continued to represent the indigent by court appointment in state and federal court, as well as serving without pay on the board of one of Seattle’s public defender providers.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in June 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Issues Major Report, Calls for Greater Independence for Federal Indigent Defense System

A major new report — Federal Indigent Defense 2015: The Independence Imperative — broadly examines the federal indigent defense system, covering the entire manner in which the system operates. NACDL released the report on September 9 after more than 18 months of study, more than 130 individuals interviewed (including federal judges, federal defenders, Criminal Justice Act panel attorneys, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts personnel, and others, representing 49 states and all federal judicial circuits), hundreds of documents reviewed, and surveys conducted.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in September/October 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
Inside NACDL: A Fundamental Flaw in the Federal Indigent Defense System: Lack of Independence From Judicial Control

On September 9, 2015, NACDL released a report titled “Federal Indigent Defense 2015: The Independence Imperative.” The report articulates seven fundamental principles that are essential to ensure a robust federal indigent defense system.

By Norman L. Reimer in August 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
Indigent Defense

The National Association of Federal Defenders bestowed its W. Fred Turner Award on Leigh Skipper, Chief Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and his staff at the Federal Community Defender Office in Philadelphia.

By Donna Lee Elm in January/February 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: New York State Settles Hurrell-Harring Indigent Defense Challenge

Parties in Hurrell-Harring et al. v. New York, a class action brought by the New York Civil Liberties Union challenging systemic deficiencies in the indigent defense services in several New York counties, settled on Oct. 21, 2014. While the settlement applies to only five of the 57 New York counties, it can be used as a blueprint by other counties in New York to meet the obligation to provide adequate representation to indigent defendants statewide. Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the federal government, filed a Statement of Interest in the litigation that, while not taking a position on the merits of plaintiffs’ claims, declared that the right to counsel “is so fundamental to the operation of the criminal justice system that its diminishment erodes the principles of liberty and justice that underpin all of our civil rights in criminal proceedings.”

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in October 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Offers New Scholarship Funding to Indigent Defense Providers

NACDL announced a new program of scholarship assistance for indigent defense providers on Oct. 23. The scholarships will foster access for both public and private defenders of the indigent accused to outstanding criminal defense training programs nationwide.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in October 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL President Discusses Indigent Defense, Concern About Restrictions On the Participation of Federal Defenders in Historic Clemency Project
On Aug. 22, NACDL President Theodore Simon delivered an important address to a conference of federal defenders and panel attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, in which he expressed concern about the state of federal indigent defense.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: DOJ Acts Boldly in Case to Expose Indigent Defense Deficiencies

With the nation’s indigent defense system mired in a persistent crisis of underfunding as a result of the failure of the states to enforce the Supreme Court’s landmark Sixth Amendment right to counsel decision in Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), the Department of Justice has acted boldly in a case that seeks to expose the resulting deficiencies. In the case of Hurrell-Harring et al. v. New York, a class action brought by the New York Civil Liberties Union challenging systemic deficiencies in the indigent defense services in several New York counties, the Department of Justice, on behalf of the federal government, filed a Statement of Interest in the pending litigation on Sept. 25.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Diane DePietropaolo Price Appointed Indigent Defense Training Manager

On Sept. 3, NACDL announced the appointment of Diane DePietropaolo Price as indigent defense training manager. In this role, she supports NACDL’s Indigent Defense Department and its broad efforts to support indigent defense providers across America. She also develops live and recorded trainings for public and private defenders who represent the indigent accused and will coordinate trainings in consultation with a national working group of public defense leaders and training experts.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
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