Private Bar Monitors Public Defense: Oversight Committee Sets Standards for Indigent Defense Providers

Criminal Justice, Vol. 13, p. 24, 1998

6 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2009  

Adele Bernhard

Pace University - School of Law

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

The oversight committee drafted standards and guidelines with the primary goal of creating a yardstick for defense services organizations against which to measure performance and the hope that a practical set of standards serve multiple purposes, including: educating a skeptical public about what it takes to provide quality defense services; promoting an understanding of why adequate funding is necessary (to engender public support for more spending); and providing notice to the organizations themselves of what is expected of a publicly funded defense office.

Suggested Citation

Bernhard, Adele, Private Bar Monitors Public Defense: Oversight Committee Sets Standards for Indigent Defense Providers (1998). Criminal Justice, Vol. 13, p. 24, 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1396857

Adele Bernhard (Contact Author)

Pace University - School of Law ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

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