Today's Date: April 22, 2021
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Commits to Ambitious Climate Goals: Science-Based Target Across Its Value Chain by 2030 and Carbon Neutral   •   OneUnited Bank Announces 11th Anniversary "I Got Bank" National Financial Literacy Contest For Youth   •   PureGame Welcomes Jason Odom To Its Board Of Directors   •   Emmy-Winning Journalist and E! Entertainment's Lilliana Vazquez Announces Pregnancy After Six-Year Infertility Battle and Shares   •   Jim Corrigan Named Chief Executive Officer of ConnectiveRx   •   Team RWB and TRX® Announce New Partnership Supporting Veterans' Health and Wellness   •   Groupon to Release First Quarter 2021 Financial Results on May 6, 2021   •   TMX Group Announces Support of Amended Shareholder Proposal   •   The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. Praises Convictions in the Derek Chauvin Murder Trial as a First Step on the Journey to Equal Jus   •   ESSENCE Announces Presenters for 14th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards Airing Thursday, April 22nd, at 7 pm (ET)   •   Veritas Announces Launch of EduSafe Pooled PCR Testing with Automatic Follow-Up For K-12 Schools, Childcare Centers and Summer C   •   MONAT Recognized as a Top Direct Selling Company and Best Place to Work by Direct Selling News   •   Delaney & Co.'s New Party & Play Lab Collection Makes Its Official Debut   •   STEM NOLA Receives $1.25M to Seed 42,000 SF STEM NOLA Innovation HUB and Expand Award-Winning STEM Programming   •   Oath Announces $2 Million in Seed Funding to Reinvent Healthcare Experience Starting With Motherhood   •   National Survey Finds 86% of Consumers are Aware of Window Covering Cord Safety Hazards   •   Lower Black Infant Mortality Rates in Los Angeles is Goal Of New Health Net-Funded Grant for Cherished Futures   •   Philips Joins Forces with National Minority Quality Forum to Address Healthcare Disparities   •   Rust-Oleum Launches Online Auto Community   •   St. Jude Mom Boss Summit gathers "mom bosses" of all backgrounds to connect, support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Bookmark and Share

Task Force Created To Protect Criminal Defendants

 WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court, in  Padilla v. Kentucky, has ruled that criminal defense lawyers have a constitutional duty to provide advice about non-criminal implications — implications that may include life-altering consequences such as possible deportation or the denial of employment opportunities resulting from contact with the criminal justice system — of a criminal conviction. In order to offer guidance for lawyers on how to provide services beyond the scope of traditional criminal defense representations, the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section has assembled a Task Force on Comprehensive Representation.

 

The task force, chaired by Justine Luongo of the New York City Legal Aid Society, is comprised of criminal defense lawyers, policy advocates and special prosecutors from around the country.  It was established by Criminal Justice Section Chair and Fordham Law School Professor Bruce Green.

 

The expert panel will educate lawyers about ways to provide services beyond the scope of traditional criminal defense representations and, if necessary, will develop appropriate policy recommendations for the ABA House of Delegates.  The task force will be informed by resources for criminal defense lawyers provided by the section earlier this year.

 

The task force has created an online survey for criminal defense lawyers to determine whether they currently provide clients with information about civil and non-legal consequences that may arise as a result of their criminal charges.  That information will also be used to inform the task force’s work, as will a symposium planned for 2011 that will look at the changing landscape of criminal practice.  The task force expects to conclude its study before January 2012.

 

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, theABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.


STORY TAGS: HISPANIC, LATINO, MEXICAN, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News