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 8.3 Challenges in Recruiting Diverse Attorneys...................................................................................................................183 8.4 Current Diversity Initiatives......................................................................................................................................................................184
Section 9: Capital Representation.............................................................................................................................................. 189
9.1 Background—Capital Trials, Direct Appeals, § 2254, § 2255, and Habeas................ 189
9.2 Current Resources....................................................................................................................................................................................................193 9.2.1 Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Project..........................................................................................................193 9.2.2 Federal Capital Habeas Corpus Project (2255 Project).............................................................................................193 9.2.3 Capital Habeas Units (CHUs)..............................................................................................................................................................194 9.2.4 Habeas Assistance and Training Counsel (HATs)..........................................................................................................194
9.3 ProblemsinFederalCapitalRepresentations............................................................................................................195 9.3.1 InconsistentDefenseAcrosstheNation...................................................................................................................................197 9.3.2 Failings Specifically in Capital Habeas Representation........................................................................................... 198
9.4 Opt-inandProp66—FutureConcerns................................................................................................................................213 9.4.1 State “Opt-in” Under Federal Law..................................................................................................................................................213 9.4.2 California—Proposition 66....................................................................................................................................................................214
Section 10: Concerns About Defender Information Technology..................... 215
10.1 ITProgramsandFunctions..................................................................................................................................................................216
10.2 ReorganizationandtheCompromiseReached..................................................................................................218
10.3 Results of the Reorganization..........................................................................................................................................................220 10.3.1 Unintended Consequences..............................................................................................................................................................220 10.3.2 Continuing Ethical Concerns and Subsequent Breach.......................................................................................222
Section 11: Electronic Discovery & Litigation Support...............................................................226
11.1 Defending Clients in the Age of Digital Technology................................................................................... 227 11.1.1 NatureoftheChallenge........................................................................................................................................................................227 11.1.2 Disparities in Practice.............................................................................................................................................................................229
11.2 Limited Resources Currently Available............................................................................................................................232 11.2.1 National Litigation Support Team..............................................................................................................................................232 11.2.2 DefenderOffices...........................................................................................................................................................................................234
Section 12: Transportation & Subsistence
for Non‐Custodial Defendants............................................................................................................................................................236
12.1 Lack of Statutory Authority..................................................................................................................................................................236 12.2 Burden of Problem on Defendants and Their Attorneys......................................................................237 12.3 A Need for a Congressional Fix.....................................................................................................................................................239
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