Rationing Justice by Rationing Lawyers

22 Pages Posted: 28 May 2012  

Peter A. Joy

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Date Written: May 27, 2012

Abstract

This article focuses on the crisis in Missouri's public defender system due to excessive caseloads and how the rationing of lawyers limits access to justice for the accused.

Keywords: Sixth Amendment, state public defenders, access to justice, ineffective assistance of counsel, ethical obligations

Suggested Citation

Joy, Peter A., Rationing Justice by Rationing Lawyers (May 27, 2012). Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 37, No. 205, 2011; Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-05-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2067420

Peter A. Joy (Contact Author)

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law ( email )

Campus Box 1120
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States
313-935-6445 (Phone)

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