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Concerning Public Defense Delivery Systems
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers deems that where warranted by the jurisdictional population needs and caseload, a proper public defense delivery system should comprise institutional offices of full-time attorney staff as well as meaningful participation of private attorneys with equal access to training and resources necessary to provide effective criminal defense.
Comments to Dept of Education on Proposed Changes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness (August 2022)
We submit this letter in support of many of the Department’s proposed amendments to 34 CFR 685. … NACDL supports amendments to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program that will provide greater flexibility for qualifying payments and establishing a process for reconsideration when an application for forgiveness is denied. We also strongly support additional changes contemplated by the Department that would allow more lawyers providing full-time public defense services (a job function explicitly listed in the Higher Education Act as qualifying employment) access to PSLF.
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State Oversight for Public Defense
Include reports: 3 MIN JUSTICE; LA REPORT; 6AC INDIANA REPORT; IN LETTER, SOUTH CAROLINA x 2; MICHIGAN FILINGS; WACDL ASSIGNED COUNSEL FILING; TN ASSIGNED COUNSEL FILING
Litigation/amicus : NY HURRELL-HARRING amicus, Tucker v. Idaho, Kuren v. Luzerne County