Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System (ABA)

The American Bar Association (ABA) Ten Principles of a the Public Defense Delivery System were sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Legal and Indigent Defendants and approved by the ABA House of Delegates in February 2002. The Principles were created as a practical guide for governmental officials, policymakers, and other parties who are charged with creating and funding new, or improving existing, public defense delivery systems. The Principles constitute the fundamental criteria necessary to design a system that provides effective, efficient, high quality, ethical, conflict-free legal representation for criminal defendants who are unable to afford an attorney.

The ABA Ten Principles were the foundation of the 2007 Public Defender Act, which reformed the state public defense system by becoming law on August 15, 2007.

To read the ABA Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System, click HERE

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Upcoming Training
For more information, contact:
LPDB Training Division at
jgregory@lpdb.la.gov

Evidence and Objections in Juvenile Delinquency Cases and Hearsay and Crawford in Juvenile Delinquency Cases
January 26, 2018
10am – 3pm
15th District Public Defender Office
600 Jefferson Street, Suite 902
Lafayette, LA

4 hours of CLE credit is being sought for this training.


Defender Training Institute 2018
February 17 – 23, 2018

Baton Rouge Marriott
5500 Hilton Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA

LPDB's Defender Training Institute (DTI) 2018


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.