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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
Indigent Defense

According to NACDL’s recent report surveying the various methods utilized by states to determine when an individual is indigent and entitled to appointed counsel, a majority of the states look to the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) to find out whether a defendant qualifies for court-appointed counsel. On the surface, it would seem that this might be an objective yardstick of indigence, but in practice it proves to be prone to manipulation in myriad ways. For example, states can drastically reduce the number of eligible defendants by pegging eligibility to an unreasonably low multiple of the FPG, resulting in a self-created constitutional escape hatch absolving states from having to provide counsel to individuals making as little as $11,670 annually. The report, Redefining Indigence: Financial Eligibility Guidelines for Assigned Counsel, is available on NACDL’s website.

By Marissa Elkins in May 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Sponsors Hill Briefing on Federal Indigent Defense Crisis
Panelists at the Capitol Hill briefing stressed how severe budget cuts are damaging the indigent defense system.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September/October 2013
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL’s Task Force on Federal Indigent Defense Convenes Inaugural Meeting
The newly established NACDL Task Force on Federal Indigent Defense held its first meeting Nov. 25 at the association’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
By Ivan J. Dominguez in December 2013
Category: The Champion Magazine
Indigent Defense
Assistant public defenders have it really tough in the trial courtrooms. These lawyers are typically assigned to large caseloads in which surprises can arise at any time, even when meeting the client for the first time. First meetings can be very tense, and a lawyer must possess the required skills to resolve the tension and seek a favorable solution for the client.
By William P. Wolf in December 2013
Category: The Champion Magazine
Indigent Defense

Although budget cuts have crushed morale in public defender offices, attorneys in those offices continue their extraordinary efforts to defend the indigent accused. Peggy Cross-Goldberg and Gregory Geist exemplify these notable efforts.

By Donna Lee Elm in November 2013
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Jacob Receives Champion of Indigent Defense Award

NACDL News: Jacob Receives Champion of Indigent Defense Award Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer NACDL News: August 2013 13     Jerry J. Cox (left) and Bruce Jacob.   Photo by Ivan Dominguez   Bruce Jacob, dean emeritus and professor of law at Stetson University College of Law, was presented

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in August 2013
Category: The Champion Magazine
Indigent Defense in America: A Time of Despair, but a Shining Ray of Hope (Inside NACDL)
Budget cuts have decimated the federal indigent defense system. The Sixth Amendment right to counsel should not be treated as just another line item in a budget. Access to effective assistance of counsel is a constitutionally ordained individual right that provides a vital check on the power of the government.
By Norman L. Reimer in August 2013
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Sounds Alarm Over Inadequate Funding of Federal Indigent Defense System
Austerity measures, including sequestration, have placed a disparate burden on America’s federal defender system, with no commensurate reduction in the resources available to the prosecutorial function. Federal public defenders have been forced to lay off and furlough attorneys, close offices, and eliminate training; without significant additional funding, federal defenders will be dangerously overburdened and attorneys who accept court-appointed cases will likely face lengthy delays in payments and significant economic hardship.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in July 2013
Category: The Champion Magazine
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