The Champion

January - February 2016 , Page 09 

Search the Champion Looking for something specific?

Preview of Member Only Content

For full access: login or Become a Member Join Now

Inside NACDL: Elevating Public Defense — One Strategy at a Time

By Norman L. Reimer

Read more Inside NACDL columns.

As another year begins with the public defense crisis unabated, the legal profession, especially the criminal defense bar, must redouble efforts to promote reform. In this vein, it is useful to highlight positive initiatives that can truly make a difference. Even as the nation and its states, counties, and localities continue to shirk the responsibility to adequately provide full access to properly resourced public defense counsel1 for all who are too poor to retain counsel, it is important to focus on a glass half full.

NACDL has vastly increased its commitment to public defense reform through multiple projects designed to support criminal defense providers. These efforts include the development of manuals to promote more effective pretrial release advocacy and accompanying training programs crafted to elevate practice techniques, direct assistance to defenders in several venues who seek to implement meaningful workload standards, targeted training programs to address l

Want to read more?

The Champion archive is reserved for NACDL members.

NACDL members, please login to read the rest of this article.
login

Not a member? Join now.
Join Now
Or click here to see an overview of NACDL Member benefits.

See what NACDL members say about us.

To read the current issue of The Champion in its entirety, click here.

  • Media inquiries: Contact NACDL's Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at 202-465-7662 or idominguez@nacdl.org
  • Academic Requests: Full articles of The Champion Magazine are available for academic and research purposes in the WestLaw and LexisNexis databases.

In This Section

Advertisement Advertise with Us
ad