Board Resolution ~ 11/04/2000(2)

Underwriting up to $25,000 Proposed Indigent Defense Litigation in Virginia

Resolution of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Underwriting up to $25,000 Proposed Indigent Defense Litigation in Virginia 

New York, New York

November 4, 2000

The Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers hereby resolves as follows:

WHEREAS Virginia has the lowest fees for court appointed attorneys of any state in the country;

WHEREAS there are non-waivable caps on court appointed attorneys fees in Virginia;

WHEREAS low fees impede the ability of court appointed attorneys in Virginia to provide adequate and effective representation to indigent defendants; and

WHEREAS the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is committed to furthering indigent defense systems which ensure quality representation of all accused individuals;

NOW, THEREFORE,

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers endorses, supports, and agrees to underwrite up to $25,000 the proposed indigent defense litigation in Virginia.

Director John Zwerling is the coordinator for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for the purposes of this litigation. 

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