Georgia

A lack of independence in Georgia’s public defense system

BY Jon Mosher on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 11:53 AM

On May 4, 2011, the Associated Press reported new legislation was signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal altering the composition of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council.  The measure replaces “the current 15-member Georgia Public Defender Standards Council with nine new appointees tapped by the governor, the lieutenant governor and the House speaker. It also gives the director more power over whom the system hires.”

Susan Wardell, JD, LCSW

Speaker's Last Name: 
Wardell
Organization: 
Private Practice
Phone: 
Office: 404-797-1078
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Areas of Practice:

Capital Cases; Post-Conviction Work

Jurisdictions:

Federal and State Courts in Alabama and Georgia

Years in Practice:

Seventeen (50 Capital Cases; 150 Non-Capital Cases)

Gideon Alert: The continued devolution of Georgia’s indigent defense system leads to case-by-case fixes with mixed results

BY David Carroll on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 5:04 PM

A consent decree issued by a northern Georgia Superior Court on July 8, 2010 in a class action lawsuit should be cause for celebration.  But in this instance, it really serves as a reminder of the continuing devolution of Gideon’s promise that is taking place i

Consent decree in the Cantwell v. Crawford class action lawsuit brought by the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) against the Director of the Georgia Public Defense Standards Council (GPDSC) alleging a systemic denial of counsel due to budget constraints. Decree requires appointment of counsel with 24-hours, workload controls and adherence to performance standards.

Author/Organization: Superior Court Judge, Augusta Judicial Circuit, State of Georgia
Publication Date: 07/08/2010

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Georgia Update

BY David Carroll on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 1:00 PM

On April 7, GIDEON ALERTS relayed an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report that the governor and key legislators were seriously considering shifting the state’s financial burden of funding the right to counsel back to Georgia&rsq

Gideon Alert: Georgia governor considers shifting state's right to counsel obligations back to county governments

BY David Carroll on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 10:16 AM

The Atlanta-Journal-Constitution reports that the Governor and key legislators are seriously considering shifting the financial burden of funding the right to counsel back to Georgia’s counties.  Despite stating in 2003 that the state was not meeting its &ld

Gideon Alert: Georgia's right to counsel in the shadow of the death penalty

BY David Carroll on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 12:33 PM

A divided (4-3) Georgia Supreme Court handed down a decision yesterday to allow a death penalty case to proceed, despite serious concerns about resources to provide the defendant a constitutionally-adequate defense, as reported in the New York Times

Nuts & Bolts of Leadership & Management NDLI 2006

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2006 - Saturday, April 29, 2006
Event City & State: 
Atlanta, Georgia
Event Facility
Facility Name: 
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Atlanta
Facility Address: 
181 Peachtree Street, NE
Facility Phone: 
(800) 241-3333

Outstanding trial skills don't automatically translate into outstanding managerial skills.  A good trial lawyer can, however, learn skills to use in supervising colleagues and managing staff.  This training seminar offers a unique opportunity for defender leaders to step away from their offices, learn these skills, and apply them to their individual management challenges in a supporti

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Materials & Presentations

Materials and presentations for this program are available only to the participants.  Participants may access them by joining the discussion Group for this event.  Just click on Join the Group for this Event in the box to the right, and select the Group name "Nuts & Bolts of Leadership & Management NDLI 2006."

Agenda

View the full Agenda for the program here.

Registration & Logistics

Registration is limited to a maximum of 100 participants on a first-come first-served basis, to ensure an effective and intimate small-group learning-by-doing environment.  Registration materials are available here.

 Brochure & Advance Preparation

Participants in this program are required to prepare and submit in advance a Management Challenge.  The full Brochure for the program, including instructions for your Management Challenge, are available here.

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This is the final Agenda for the Nuts & Bolts of Leadership & Management training program, April 27-29, 2006.

Author/Organization: National Defender Leadership Institute (NDLI)
Publication Date: 04/27/2006

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