Only when the general public believes that they themselves may rely on as-signed counsel will they be concerned about the quality and availability of legal assistance.
- Responses to Systemic Challenge and Strategies for Reform Papers
- Responses to Free Counsel: A Right, Not a Charity & Determining Client Eligibility for Appointed Counsel
- Determining Client Eligibility for Appointed Counsel: A Strategy for Reform in New York State
- Systems for Providing Indigent Defense: An Introduction
In Depth Reading
Volume 14 Issue 1
As over-worked as the institutional lawyer may be, very often she is the best person to represent the accused.
More generally, I think the most important lesson to be drawn from Schulhofer's study of Philadelphia is that vigorous advocacy is not as dependent upon the form or forum of decision making as it is upon the quality of representation
These bench tri-als may have their place, and attorneys may effectively represent particulardefendants at these trials; but this admission is a far cry from a convincing argument that bench trials are both realistic and desirable alternatives to the possibility of
Volume 14 Issue 2
Throughout the development of the public education system in this country, the Supreme Court, Congress, and the American majority have supported the power and right of the public schools to serve a socialization function.
Replacing the constitutionally mandated requirement of probable cause with a reasonableness standard subject to wide interpretation is especially dangerous where aright as fundamental as privacy is at stake.
From society's standpoint it is important to preserve not only Native religious property, but also the irreplaceable Native beliefs and practices associated with that property.
Some feminist theorists and most judicial decisions obscure the duality between the law's treatment of the employment rights of the majority and the minority of women.
Volume 14 Issue 3
While there are appropriate limitations to a mediator's intervention in family disputes, mediation is a process which can be helpful to families throughout the family life cycle.
The value of ADR lies not only in the fact that it is a private mode of dispute settlement, but also in that it frees the participants from worry about parochial legal systems and applicable law.
Avoiding both the due process and the cruel and unusual punishment analyses, the Court held that such action violates the fourth amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures.
Mediation is a first-class process that provides first-class justice.
Volume 14 Issue 4
The "consolidated" rule of reason is in-tended to assist courts in distinguishing genuine politically motivated boycotts with commercial benefits from general anti-competitive ones.