This webinar will discuss a project, Enhancing Caseflow Management to Ensure Effective Assistance of Counsel, led by the Justice Programs Office, a center at the School of Public Affairs at American University, in partnership with the National Association for Court Management, and supported by the State Justice Institute. The project explores the tension between ensuring the right to counsel and caseflow management, what causes it and what alleviates it, and what judges and court administrators can do both separately and as a team to ease it. Presenters will discuss the genesis of the project, the work they have done to explore this issue working with judge-court administrator teams across the nation, how to enhance caseflow management to ensure the right to counsel, and will present a soon to be released white paper document that will serve as a management document for courts on this issue.
Presenter Genevieve Citrin Ray is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Justice Programs Office (JPO) at American University and is the project director of the Right to Counsel National Campaign.
Presenter Scott Griffith is Chief of the Planning and Court Services Division of the Vermont Judiciary, and past NACM President who has been involved with the project.