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The Undersigned Attorney Hereby Certifies: Ensuring Reasonable Caseloads For Washington Defenders And Clients, Andrea Woods Mar 2014

The Undersigned Attorney Hereby Certifies: Ensuring Reasonable Caseloads For Washington Defenders And Clients, Andrea Woods

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The Standards governing Washington’s public defenders represent a significant reform aimed at protecting an important constitutional right for our state’s vulnerable citizens. This Comment provides the necessary introduction to the Standards and addresses skepticism on the part of current practitioners and elected officials. Cooperation among defense attorneys, local governments, and the courts could ensure the Standards’ success and—in turn—a better system of public defense for attorneys and defendants alike. Part I of this Comment introduces the reader to the new Standards. Part II offers an overview of common critiques of the Washington State Supreme Court Standards ...


The Defense Of Indigent Persons Accused Of Crime In Washington—A Survey, Richard B. Amandes, George Neff Stevens Apr 1965

The Defense Of Indigent Persons Accused Of Crime In Washington—A Survey, Richard B. Amandes, George Neff Stevens

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Eight months before the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Gideon v. Wainwright the American Bar Association, in accordance with its long existing concern with the problem of indigent defendants, authorized the appointment of a special committee with associate subcommittees in each state "to study present practices and to initiate, coordinate and accelerate efforts to assure adequacy of the defense provided indigent persons accused of crime in the United States..." The work of state subcommittees was coordinated and directed by the American Bar Foundation. This article is based upon the report prepared by the Washington subcommittee, and follows ...


Federal Habeas Corpus And Incompetence Of Counsel In State Prosecutions, Mary Ellen Hanley Sep 1958

Federal Habeas Corpus And Incompetence Of Counsel In State Prosecutions, Mary Ellen Hanley

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The purpose of this comment is to examine and analyze a group of recent decisions wherein persons convicted by state courts have sought writs of habeas corpus in federal district courts on the ground that the incompetence of counsel representing them at trial worked a deprivation of rights secured by the United States Constitution.