Consent Order, Cantwell v. Crawford, Civil Action No. 09EV275M, in the Superior Court of Elbert County, State of Georgia

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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