2003 Guideline 10.1

GUIDELINE 10.1 – ESTABLISHMENT OF PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

A. The Responsible Agency should establish standards of performance for all counsel in death penalty cases.

B. The standards of performance should be formulated so as to insure that all counsel provide high quality legal representation in capital cases in accordance with these Guidelines. The Responsible Agency should refer to the standards when assessing the qualifications or performance of counsel.

C. The standards of performance should include, but not be limited to, the specific standards set out in these Guidelines.

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