Monday, July 24, 2006

new ABA ethics opinion

http://www.abanews.org/releases/news072006.html

The ABA has come up with its new opinion on the amount of cases that public defenders should handle. 150 felonies; 400 misdemeanor; 200 juvenile; 200 mental health; and 25 appeals. So how is the running with everyone elses dockets?
janet

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looked to me like those standards said "or" before the 25 appeals...so if 150 felonies equals 400 misdemeanors, then...damn, I was never any good at math!

7/27/2006 10:36 AM  
Blogger karl said...

It should read "or" and not "and".

7/30/2006 12:15 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Then I guess that I need to take the rest of the year off...

7/30/2006 8:33 AM  
Blogger swd said...

I don't think that these caseload numbers are new -- I think what's new is the fact that we are ethically bound to refuse cases.

Yeah, right. Sounds to me like that's an ass-chewing waiting to happen.

7/31/2006 9:32 PM  
Blogger 123txpublicdefender123 said...

Does this mean I only have to work through March? Because that's about when I'll max out on those caseload guidelines.

8/01/2006 4:29 PM  

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