Justice for All: Strengthening the Sixth Amendment
Explore how to improve accessibility and inclusivity in the legal system for persons with disabilities
Explore an interactive map featuring state-by-state data on key discovery rules.
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) built this resource as part of the North Carolina Collateral Consequences project initiative to address and prevent the collateral consequences of criminal cases
The Stanford Criminal Justice Center, in cooperation with Stanford Law School and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), published a report examining the staying power of the “virtual” or “remote” criminal court: the use of teleconferencing and videoconferencing in lieu of in-person hearings in criminal cases that were largely eliminated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Research includes both qualitative interviews with close to 60 judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and court administrators in three jurisdictions (Miami-Dade County, Milwaukee County, and the Northeast Judicial District of North Dakota) and a quantitative analysis of a national survey completed by 240 defense attorneys who practice in the state court system. Together, the quantitative and qualitative findings provide one of the most thorough portraits of virtual criminal proceedings to date and show that aspects of virtual court compromised access to justice.
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