NACDL - ‘A Little Communication Would Have Been Nice, Since This Is My Life:’ Defendant Views on the Attorne

‘A Little Communication Would Have Been Nice, Since This Is My Life:’ Defendant Views on the Attorne

How can defenders form strong relationships with their clients? Even when a defense attorney is doing a superb job and thoughtfully implementing the legal strategy, can anything negatively impact the client’s perception of the attorney-client relationship? Researchers explored these questions in a study of public defense services for people with mental health disorders.