Attorney Competence in an Age of Plea Bargaining and Econometrics

  • Jeffrey Bellin
  • Published 2015
One of the stories echoing in the halls of the Superior Court in Washington, D.C. is the sad tale of the criminal defendant who foolishly replaces his “free” Public Defender Service [PDS] lawyer with a second-rate hired gun. Even though they do not cost their clients a dime, PDS lawyers are extremely talented, and firing one is widely viewed as the tactical… CONTINUE READING