- Public Policy Research Institute
“This report offers recommendations that are an integral first step toward making sure all Texans have their constitutional rights protected.”
- Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis
- Norman Lefstein
"There is abundant evidence that those who furnish public defense services across the country have far too many cases, and this reality impacts the quality of their representation…"
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
"Too often, counsel is unable to spend sufficient time on each of their cases. This forces even the most competent and dedicated attorneys to run afoul of their professional duties."
- American Bar Association
"The fundamental right to a lawyer that Americans assume apply to everyone accused of criminal conduct effectively does not exist in practice for countless people across the United States."
- Justice Management Institute
"The crux of any weighted caseload standard study is to carefully track the average amount of time it takes defenders to handle various case types over a period of time, and then develop a target, or standard, of how many such cases a full-time attorney can effectively manage in a given year."