Attorneys working at federal defender organizations represent financially eligible individuals in federal criminal prosecutions and related proceedings, both at the trial court level and on appeal. This report presents a system of case weights for estimating the funding and staffing requirements of federal defender organizations, discusses factors that might influence defender time expenditures, and describes how such weights should be used.

Case Weights for Federal Defender Organizations 2011, RAND Corporation

ISBN-13: 9780833053121

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