A blog by Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer Brian Tannebaum. Commenting on criminal law issues of local and national interest.

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Survey On Indigent Defense Training

No, this isn't a post about the results - I want you to take this survey if you provide indigent defense services as a PD or private lawyer.

A curriculum is being developed by the ABA, NACDL and the Spangenberg Project at George Mason University for an upcoming indigent defense training and technical assistance project funded by the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance. This comprehensive curriculum will be developed to present four regional training programs across the country for lawyers representing indigent persons in criminal cases. The survey closes on October 4th.

The survey is anonymous and your answers will not be linked back to your e-mail or identity.

The link is here.


Brian Tannebaum is a criminal defense lawyer in Miami, Florida practicing in state and federal court, and the author of The Truth About Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer.Share/Save/Bookmarkokdork.com rules Post to Twitter

1 comment:

  1. Blancandrin2:02 PM

    I have a couple of training suggestions.

    I think the biggest deficits of lawyers in general are basic communication skills.

    If your explanations leave your clients puzzled, stop explaining things in the same incomprehensible way. Figure out how to explain legal concepts simply and concisely.

    When you are examining a witness, know what your question will be before you start talking.