Study Overview

Study Overview:   Background   /   Methods   /   Timeline   /   Research Plan


Methods


Time Study
A select group of attorneys will be asked to track their time on court-appointed cases for twelve weeks.

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Expert Review of Findings
Experts will review the attorney data to consider whether spending more or less time in some areas is necessary to achieve a sufficient quality of defense.

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Caseload Standards
The experts will recommend standards for the average amount of time court-appointed attorneys should spend to deliver high-quality counsel in different types of cases.