Click the PDF above for Appendices to Issue 15.4, Criminal Defense of the Poor in New York City.
These documents enabled us to analyze the Society's citywide assignments and dispositions and to compute the number of Criminal Court cases and citywide trials completed by the Society, the proportionate share of indigent defendants represented and the average cost per
Introduces the structure and operation of the 18-B Panel and Legal Aid Society.
Considers nationwide evolution, pre and post Gideon, of legal aid.
Examines frequency of non-conflict cases that Legal Aid "sheds" to 18-B Panel attorneys at arraignment, and the quality of defense provided for such cases.
Examines why some cases are shedded post-arraignment due to Society attorneys' failure to appear or undertake essential tasks, and the Society's explanation.
Outlines methodology for conducting research on the 18-B Panel and how it differs from data on the Legal Aid Society.
The effect of comparative costs of caseloads on distribution of cases between Panel and Society attorneys, and New York City's emphasis on cost efficiency.
Investigates the origins and development of the indigent defense system worldwide, esp. in NYC.
Chapter on the origins of the indigent defense system, including the reform movement.
Examines the lawyering practices of 18-B Panel attorneys and the extent to which they effectively advocate for their clients.
Goals of the indigent defense system do not account for actual needs of defendants, leading to deficiencies within the system.
Explains crisis of indigent criminal defense in NYC as product of interdependence and parallel growth of assigned counsel and institutional defenders.
Analyzes how Legal Aid Society distributed multiple-defendant cases to Panel attorneys, and the ramifications of delegating cases that required more skill.
Examines obstacles defenders face in representing indigent criminal defendants.
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Outlines criteria and difficulties in obtaining data about respective caseloads of 18-B Panel and Legal Aid Society attorneys.
Discusses rotational assignments structure, demographics of Panel, as well as the effect of the rotations on the activity level of Panel attorneys.
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