ABA Annual Meeting 2008

Crisis of Funding for Death Penalty Defense – Aug 9, 2008

CLE PROGRAM: Crisis of Funding for Death Penalty Defense

The ongoing crisis over death penalty representation is having wide consequences across our criminal justice system. For years, attorneys have been forced to represent death penalty clients without adequate compensation and resources, causing a complete disruption of the criminal justice system and directly impacting the administration of justice across the country. How extensive is the problem, how is it affecting state and federal courts and defendants, and what should be done? A distinguished panel of practitioners will attempt to address these questions and offer various perspectives on the short and long term implications of our faltering justice system.

This is a complimentary program.


Saturday, August 9, 2008
8:30 until 10:00 AM


Sheraton New York Hotel
811 7th Avenue at 52nd Street
New York, New York 10019
Executive Conference Center
Conference Room J

For more information about this event please contact the Project at (202) 662-1738 or email us at */ .

2008 CLE Program Sponsors

The 2008 CLE Program is Co-Sponsored by the ABA:

Section of Litigation

The Section of Litigation, the largest specialty section of the American Bar Association, is dedicated to helping litigators become more effective advocates for their clients. The Section is a legal publisher, a provider of CLE programming, a source of news and analysis, and a strong national voice in discussions concerning the profession.

Standing Committee on Legal Aid & Indigent Defendants

The Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID) examines issues relating to the delivery of civil legal services to the poor, and criminal defense services to indigent persons accused of crimes.

Criminal Justice Section

For forty years, the ABA Criminal Justice Section has guided policymakers and practitioners working in the criminal justice arena.

Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities

Created in 1966, the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities provides leadership within the ABA and the legal profession in protecting and advancing human rights, civil liberties, and social justice.


Death Penalty Moratorium Project
The Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project was launched in September 2001 as the American Bar Association's (ABA) "next step" in working to obtain a nationwide moratorium on executions.