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Justice System Impact Statement: The ABA House of Delegates adopted a resolution supporting legislation mandating the use of Justice System Impact Statements in civil and criminal legislation, resolutions, executive branch orders or actions.



CRIMINAL



Ten Principles
of a Public Defense Delivery System
 
The standards for delivering indigent criminal defense
that is effective, efficient, ethical, and conflict-free.

ABA Eight Guidelines
of Public Defense Related to Excessive Workloads
 
The ABA House of Delegates adopted Guidelines for
public defender agencies and other providers of indigent
defense services for dealing with excessive caseloads. 


ABA Ethics Opinion
on Defender Caseloads
 
The Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has issued Formal Opinion 06-441: Ethical Obligations of Lawyers Who Represent Indigent Criminal Defendants When Excessive Caseloads Interfere With Competent and Diligent Representation.


CIVIL



Civil Standards 
The ABA House of Delegates adopted new Standards
for the Provision of Civil Legal Aid
on August 7, 2006.


Principles of a Civil Legal Aid System 
The ABA House of Delegates adopted 10 key elements
of a civil legal aid system


Civil Right to Counsel 
The ABA House of Delegates adopted a resolution
urging adoption of a civil right to counsel. 


ABA Model Access Act &
ABA Basic Principles of a Right to Counsel in
Civil Legal Proceedings
 
In August 2010, the ABA House of Delegates approved
the
Proposed ABA Model Access Act & the Proposed
ABA Basic Principles of a Right to Counsel in Civil
Legal Proceedings