Click the PDF above for Appendices to Issue 15.4, Criminal Defense of the Poor in New York City.
Explains crisis of indigent criminal defense in NYC as product of interdependence and parallel growth of assigned counsel and institutional defenders.
Investigates the origins and development of the indigent defense system worldwide, esp. in NYC.
Introduces the structure and operation of the 18-B Panel and Legal Aid Society.
Goals of the indigent defense system do not account for actual needs of defendants, leading to deficiencies within the system.