Public Defenders

NLADA -National Legal Aid and Defenders Association 

The pursuit of equal Justice Under Law -100 Years

NLADA - History of the Right to Counsel

The Constitution Project
Justice Denied: America's Continuing Neglectof Our Constitutional Right to Counsel (2009) 


Division of Public Defender Services homepage
Connecticut Innocence Project
Connecticut repealed the death penalty prospectively in April 2012
Annual Report 2011

New Jersey

Office of the Public Defender - State of New Jersey

New York
Hurrell-Harring v. State of New York - Court of Appeals, May 6, 2010

Victoria Bekiempis, How New York is Finally Helping Poor Defendants, Newsweek, Oct. 14, 2014

Hurell-Harring v. State of New York - Stipulation and Order of Settlement, October 21, 2014

New York State Commission on the Future of Indigent Defense Services homepage
New York State Defenders Association - NYSDA
Legislation creating Office of Indigent Defense Services
Structure of New York Public Defense Systems
The Bronx Defenders


Office of the Ohio Public Defender - homepage

A Constitutional Default - Report of Pennsylvania Joint Government Task Force - December 2011
Draft Indigent Defense Statute - Jt. Gov't Task Force
Flora v. Luzerne County, PA - complaint filed by ACLU
Background story to P.D. Flora's lawuit (huffington Post)
RAND study: How much difference does the lawyer make?
Defender Association of Philadelphia

Washington State
Standards for Indigent Defense Services - Washington Supreme Court

Justice Denied - Report of the National Right to Counsel Committee/The Justice Project (2009)
Right to Counsel publications - The Constitution Project
ABA Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System (2002)
NLADA - National Legal Aid and Defender Association - Defender Legal Services