Virginia State Bar

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Criminal Law

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Indigent Defense


SCVA Indigent Defense Fee-Cap Waiver Application Form


pdf Letter from VSB President to Governor Warner (September 28, 2005)

pdf Letter from Chair to Governor Warner (September 26, 2005)

pdf VSB Indigent Defense Task Force Report (September 29, 2004)

Transcript of a speech by Roger Groot (February 4, 2005)
Note: This transcript is posted with the permission of Chandler and Halasz, Inc.


pdf Virginia Fair Trial Project Continues Indigent Defense Reform Efforts
by Betsy Wells Edwards, Executive Director, Virginia Fair Trial Project (VL/June-July 2007)

pdf How to Request a Fee-Cap Waiver: Court-Appointed Counsel Representing
Indigent Defendants in Criminal Matters May Now Seek Waivers of the
Statutory Fee Caps

by Katya N. Herndon, Director of Legislative and Public Relations, Supreme
Court of Virginia (VL/June-July 2007)

pdf Letters to the Editor: Lawyers Should Support Court Data Collection
By Alex N. Levay Jr., Chair, Virginia State Bar Indigent Defense Task Force (VL/June-July 2007)

pdf Lawyers Receive Training on Indigent Defense: Free Program Supports
Court-Appointed Cases
 (VL/June-July 2007) 


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