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After Half a Century, Gideon’s Promise Remains Elusive (Inside NACDL)
By Norman L. Reimer, NACDL Executive Director
The Champion, January-February 2012 Issue
"On January 8, 1962, Clarence Earl Gideon filed a pro se petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, and with that filing he forever changed America’s legal system. When the Court decided the case 14 months later, for most persons accused of serious crimes the notion of fairness was redefined. No longer was the Sixth Amendment right to counsel available only for those with the means to afford it; it was there for everyone charged with a felony. In the years since, the right has been expanded to include many misdemeanors and juvenile delinquency proceedings. The right has also been clearly defined as not just a right to any counsel, but rather to effective counsel."
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Resource and Useful Links:
Capital Defense Network -
Provides information and support for death cases. http://www.capdefnet.org/
Legal resource center and lots of research links - http://www.crimelynx.com/
The Smoking Gun -
The Smoking Gun brings you exclusive documents--cool, confidential, quirky--that can't be found elsewhere on the Web. Using material obtained from government and law enforcement sources, via Freedom of Information requests, and from court files nationwide, we guarantee everything here is 100% authentic. http://www.thesmokinggun.com/
LOUISIANA LEGISLATURE - Contact your Legislatures or Look up a bill. It's all right here.
LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT
All questions regarding MCLE hours must be directed to the MCLE Committee’s administrative staff, which may be contacted by phone at (504)828-1414 or (800)518-1518; by e-mail at "mailto:email@example.com"; or by fax at (504)828-1416.THE COURT now administers Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Credits
LA MCLE - Attorneys may directly access information on their hours by going to the transcript area of the MCLE Web site, http://www.lascmcle.org, located at the top right of the screen. Members are urged not to contact the Louisiana State Bar Association regarding MCLE, as the LSBA no longer administers MCLE and is unable to assist members with these inquiries.
LOUISIANA APPELLATE PROJECT
This is the Felony Appeal center for indigent clients in Louisiana's Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court for non-felony and matters and Juvenile cases with an appeal of right.
Syracuse University's "Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse"John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program:
Reports interesting data on activities and trends of federal agencies, including the FBI, DEA, INS, IRS, ATF, Customs and more.
The John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program was recently launched by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance. Go to http://www.osfa.la.gov/jrjustice.htm for eligibility information. The Web Page includes the on-line application for Louisiana's John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program.
Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Diversity Web Page link below for information on the LSBA's commitment to diversity as well as its many diversity initiatives, activities, and resources
State Legal Information:State of Louisiana Constitution: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Documents/Constitution/
Cornell Law School- Louisiana Ethics -This link is to the legal information institute, highlighting Louisiana Legal Ethics Materials
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers