Standards

Ten Guidelines on Court Fines and Fees

These guidelines provide practical direction for government officials, policymakers and others charged with developing, reforming and administering court fines and fees. The guidelines seek to ensure that fines and fees are fairly imposed and administered and that the justice system does not punish people for the "crime" of being poor.

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The Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System

The ABA standards for delivering indigent criminal defense that is effective, efficient, ethical, and conflict–free.

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Eight Guidelines of Public Defense Related to Excessive Workloads

Essential guidance for the thousands of attorneys who provide indigent criminal defense and suffer from excessive workloads.

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ABA Standards for Criminal Justice: Providing Defense Services

The ABA standards for all criminal defense attorneys, developed by the Criminal Justice Section in 1990.

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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.

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