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Defense shortage a 'crisis'

...the situation looks a little more hopeful this week, according to the executive director of the state's Indigent Defense Counsel, which doles out state dollars that relieve local taxpayers of some of the financial burden of paying legal expenses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/08/met_230429.shtml
Metro
Palmer's lawyers still trying to move trial

...Attorney Danny Craig, who opposed the request for change of venue last month, said he wants to see what evidence the defense counsel has before deciding whether to oppose or agree with the defense. Whether Mr. Palmer's next trial is in Burke County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/19/met_208558.shtml
Metro
NY jury convicts former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager of insider trading charges

...Martoma, though all of this circumstantial evidence, has been caught with his hand deep inside the cookie jar, and defense counsel wants you to think that maybe he was just putting the cookie back," Devlin-Brown said in his closing.Strassberg...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-06/ny-jury-convicts-former-sa
Jury selection to begin in Hill trial

...jury selection begins this afternoon in the capital murder trial of David Mark Hill. Solicitor Barbara Morgan and defense counsel Robert Harte and Regina Poteat will have their chance this week to craft a 12-member jury with a few alternates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/11/met_272614.shtml
Metro
Blasts celebrity status of defendant

...Jr., age 32, has acquired celebrity status by claiming he is not completely satisfied with his public-funded defense counsel. It's amazing criminals facing the death penalty have the right of a defense team that meets with their satisfaction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/15/op_226136.shtml
Opinion columns
Judge's decision brings to light problems in Georgia Capital Defender program

...problems cited by Johnson's defense counsel ? an overwhelming caseload and...be a trend state-wide among defense counsel. The State seeks to determine...his motion "the court expects defense counsel to move expeditiously to successfully...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-07-14/judges-decision-brings
Public defender's office wants counsel reworked

...The Georgia Public Defender Standards Council voted to file a motion in Mr. Nichols' case to re-configure his defense counsel. The motion filed late Friday asks the court to allow the council to reinsert its capital defender office as the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/01/19/met_180999.shtml
Metro
Across South Carolina

...February. The court-martial is scheduled to begin Feb. 21 and last up to four days. Staff Sgt. Lopez's lead defense counsel Lt. Col. Scott Jack said her defense will include testimony from five Marines granted immunity, who will talk about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/27/met_49873.shtml
Metro
Defense in cases studied

...present a report to Mr. Shapiro and the Indigent Defense Counsel this week. But Mr. Shapiro already has put the local...said he has an overriding concern about competent defense counsel in death penalty cases. Without it, Mr. Craig faces...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/05/met_225529.shtml
Metro
Trial did not end on 'technicality'

...significant evidence in the government's possession that helps him prove his case and effective assistance of defense counsel. According to the judge who reviewed all the evidence in this case, all the evidence would have proven to the jurors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/07/let_427795.shtml
Letters