June 01, 2008

New Mitigation Guidelines

The Spring 2008 issue of the Hofstra Law Review focuses on the importance of developing mitigation evidence in a capital case and the unique role and skills of mitigation specialists, who are essential members of every capital defense team. The Supplementary Guidelines for the Mitigation Function of Defense Teams in Death Penalty Cases complement and elaborate upon the standard of care for mitigation first articulated in the ABA Guidelines.  You can find the Supplementary Guidelines and articles by nationally recognized experts on capital defense, mitigation  and ethics at:  www.law.hofstra.edu/deathpenalty.