Recommended Titles and Treatises
To help provide access to the Texas State Law Library's legal resources, the reference librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject. The titles listed for each subject feature a brief summary written by a reference librarian, and each subject's titles are divided into those that are specific to Texas law and those that aren't.
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When excessive public defender workloads violate the sixth Amendment right to counsel without a showing of prejudice
Written by one of the directors of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, this brief paper looks at excessive public defender workloads nationwide and how they negatively affect indigent defendants. The author first looks at Strickland v. Washington, which set up a two-pronged test for the ineffective assistance of counsel (IOC) claim, but he then describes a litigation strategy that avoids the prejudice prong "by focusing on the absence of counsel at a critical stage of the proceedings, rather than the ineffectiveness of counsel's conduct." Recommended especially for anyone involved with or interested in legal aid, public defenders, and attorneys working on appeals based on IOC claims.
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