Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Susan Saab Fortney (Texas A&M University School of Law) has posted Assigned Counsel Mentoring Programs: Results and Lessons from Two Pilot Projects (National Legal Aid and Defender Association, 2019 Report) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Working with a team of three subject matter experts, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association implemented and evaluated two pilot mentoring projects aimed at helping lawyers who serve as assigned counsel. This report discusses the program design, evaluation outcomes, and offers guidance through lessons learned for other jurisdictions interested in introducing assigned counsel mentoring programs. The author of the report was the principal investigator who evaluated the programs.
This project was supported by grant number 2015-AJ-BX-K043 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs to the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.