Justice Denied: America's Continuing Neglect of Our Constitutional Right to Counsel.  National Right to Counsel Committee Report examining the ability of the American justice system to provide adequate counsel to individuals in criminal and juvenile delinquency cases who cannot afford lawyers.

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Legal Aid and Defender Association


Other Resources

U.S. Department of Justice Compendium of Standards for Indigent Defense Systems

ABA Criminal Justice Standards

ABA Criminal Justice Magazine


NLADA Indigent Defense Standards

Papers from the Executive Session on Public Defense

Indigent Defense Resources: An Annotated Bibliography, ABA Bar Information Program

PowerPoint Presentation on ABA Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System

Information Sheet on ABA Ten Principles & State Reform Efforts


Loan Repayment Resources for Public Service Lawyers

Collateral Consequences