The Rhode Island Project: A Study of the Rhode Island Public Defender System and Attorney Workload Standards

A study conducted by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and BlumShapiro to establish public defense workload standards for the State of Rhode Island, called The Rhode Island Project.

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The Colorado Project: A Study of the Colorado Public Defender System and Attorney Workload Standards

A study conducted by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants and Rubin Brown LLP on behalf of the Colorado Office of State Public Defender to establish public defense workload standards for the State of Colorado, called The Colorado Project.

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Standards for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Providers of Legal Services to the Poor

Provides guidance regarding the legitimate purposes and appropriate scope of monitoring and evaluation.

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Agenda for Access: The American People and Civil Justice

This work builds on earlier reports on the ABA's Comprehensive Legal Needs Study. It offers policy conclusions that might be drawn from the legal needs study. The executive summary is provided here.

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The Louisiana Project: A Study of the Louisiana Public Defenders System and Attorney Workload Standards

A study conducted by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants and Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC on behalf of the Louisiana Public Defender Board to establish public defense workload standards for the State of Louisiana, called the Louisiana Project.

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Missouri Workload Study Report and National Blueprint

Workload studies are a critical first step in improving public defender systems. This groundbreaking report not only documents the Missouri Project workload study, but also provides a National Blueprint for future studies.

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Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System

The 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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