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Criminal Legal Aid Resources

This section includes papers, reports, studies, management and delivery tools related to criminal legal aid

VICTORIA'S senior criminal courts are in crisis as controversial budget cuts put in jeopardy all complex trials relying on legal aid.
“I remained at liberty and I am thankful to the court for its fair decision.
This document is part of the Open Society Justice Initiative's Arrest Rights Toolkit, a resource for criminal lawyers, prosecutors, judges, and police—all those who play a role in ensuring that the rights of people accused of crimes are respected.
This document is part of the Open Society Justice Initiative's Arrest Rights Toolkit, a resource for criminal lawyers, prosecutors, judges, and police—all those who play a role in ensuring that the rights of people accused of crimes are respected.
The Open Society Justice Initiative believes that litigation can be used to reinforce the fundamental human rights that underpin an open and just society.
Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Gideon vs. Wainwright that criminal defendants have the constitutional right to legal representation, whether they can afford it or not.
The prosecutors in several recent high-profile criminal cases have been accused of “overcharging” their quarry.
The Bronx Defenders opened its reception center, in the Melrose neighborhood, as part of a $2.6 million expansion by the Bronx Defenders from a single building to what it calls a three-building Justice Campus to accommodate its growing caseload.
Controversial changes to criminal legal aid have been passed, despite opposition from some at Holyrood and lawyers.
I’d always wanted to be a lawyer, but unlike Travis Williams — the subject of this Op-Doc video — I never wanted to be a public defender. I didn’t understand how anyone could represent people who did terrible things. “Criminals” were not people I wanted to help.