Good Practices for Federal Panel Attorney Programs A Preliminary Study of Plans and Practices


This report, prepared for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, is based upon an analysis conducted by Vera researchers of the written panel plans of all 94 districts, as well as discussions with judges, defenders, panel attorney representatives, and court administrators. It identifies good practices in areas such as the selection of attorneys to the panel, their appointment in individual cases, panel administration, and compensation. It also identifies notable state court practices.