The Ten Core Principles (NJDC)

From the Principles' Preamble:

"The Ten Core Principles for Providing Quality Delinquency Representation through Indigent Defense Delivery Systems were developed to provide criteria by which an indigent defense system may fully implement the holding of In Re: Gault. Counsel's paramount responsibilities to children charged with delinquency offenses are to zealously defend them from the charges leveled against them and to protect their due process rights. The Principles also serve to offer guidance to the leadership of indigent defense providers as to the role of public defenders, contract attorneys or assigned counsel in delivering zealous, comprehensive and quality legal representation on behalf of children in delinquency proceedings as well as those prosecuted in adult court."

The Louisiana Public Defender Board is working to develop Louisiana Performance Standards for Juvenile Representation and views the Ten Core Principles as a valuable resource to ensure that Louisiana's legal representation complies with nationally recognized best practices.

The Ten Core Principles for Providing Quality Delinquency Representation through Indigent Defense Delivery Systems (released January 2005) were developed by the National Juvenile Defender Center, in collaboration with the American Council of Chief Defenders.

The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) was created in 1999 to respond to the critical need to build the capacity of the juvenile defense bar and to improve access to counsel and quality of representation for children in the justice system.

The American Council of Chief Defenders (ACCD), a section of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, is dedicated to promoting fair justice systems by advocating sound public policies and ensuring quality legal representation to people who are facing a loss of liberty or accused of a crime who cannot afford an attorney.

The Ten Core Principles for Providing Quality Delinquency Representation through Indigent Defense Delivery Systems are available HERE

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Upcoming Training
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LAP APPELLATE DEFENDER SEMINAR
Friday, May 31, 2019
1144 N Causeway Blvd.
Benedict’s Plantation
526 Pine Street
Mandeville, Louisiana

6.25 hours CLE, including Ethics & Professionalism

Brochure
Registration Form

For more information contact:

Chris Aberle, Director
Louisiana Appellate Project
P. O. Box 8583
Mandeville, LA 70470-8583
(985) 871-4084


Eyewitness Identification Training
Friday, May 17, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The Bienville Parish Courthouse
100 Courthouse Drive
Arcadia, LA 71001

The training will focus on the science of memory and eyewitness
identifications, and Act 466. Additionally, we will discuss how to
reframe and challenge Manson v. Braithwaite 432 U.S. 98 (1977) and
State v. Young, 35 So. 3d 1042 (La. 2010) given the scientific
developments and case law from other jurisdictions. A list of helpful
cases and model motions will be available at the training. We are seeking
CLE credit for the training and have capacity for approximately 55
defenders.


Click HERE for more information and the registration form.


Upcoming NAPD Trainings
2017

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NAPD offers several trainings throughout the year. Please visit NAPD's website to see more information about all of their upcoming trainings and events.