Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Law
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Access to legal services in criminal cases still in crisis
The ABA Journal.com is reporting today that the public defender’s office in Alameda County, Calif., is telling judges that it can no longer represent certain defendants because it doesn’t have enough lawyers to do the job and that public defenders in at least seven other states have refused to take new cases or have sued to limit the numbers. Full story here.