25 ABA Journal Indigent Defense articles.
Sep 13, 2023 2:24 PM CDT
While family separations have long been the norm when treating babies born dependent on substances, recent research suggests allowing a mother to stay with and care for her infant significantly improves their health outcomes.
Sep 7, 2023 11:06 AM CDT
Aug 18, 2023 11:40 AM CDT
When a Houston man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in July 2018, he was “a happily married 65-year-old man.” By the time that his case was dismissed in February 2022, he had lost his home, his truck and his wife.
Aug 9, 2023 2:13 PM CDT
The House of Delegates approved a measure adopting a new iteration of the ABA Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System at the ABA Annual Meeting in Denver on Monday.
Aug 8, 2023 9:10 AM CDT
Apr 3, 2023 4:00 PM CDT
For more than a century, the ABA has advocated on issues related to indigent defense, primarily through its Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense. In fact, SCLAID (when it was operating as the Standing Committee on Legal Aid Work) stated in its 1937 annual report: “We believe that every man accused of serious crime is absolutely entitled to counsel and that, if too poor to employ one, society must furnish him that lawyer.”
Apr 1, 2023 12:20 AM CDT
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Oct 27, 2022 9:05 AM CDT
The Utah model of reform allowing nonlawyers to offer legal services could be “critical” to serving people who can’t afford them, according to a Stanford Law School study published Tuesday.
Sep 29, 2022 10:42 AM CDT
Massachusetts’ highest appellate court has instructed lawyers about when to stay quiet about evidence that could incriminate their clients.
Aug 23, 2022 2:00 PM CDT
Maine, the last state without public defenders, will soon deploy five of them after Democratic Gov. Janet T. Mills signed a bill earlier this month to create a rural public defenders unit.
May 19, 2022 11:24 AM CDT
May 11, 2022 2:31 PM CDT
May 3, 2022 8:43 AM CDT
In an amicus brief filed Monday, the ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reaffirm that counsel representing habeas petitioners should be able to investigate new evidence without first proving that the evidence will provide relief to their clients.
Apr 5, 2022 9:34 AM CDT