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.


Photo by Lucy Nicholson (REUTERS)

People in Jail and Prison in Spring 2021

Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) researchers collected data on the number of people in local jails and state and federal prisons throughout 2020 and into spring 2021. Vera researchers estimated the incarcerated population using a sample of approximately 1,600 jail jurisdictions, 50 states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service (U ...

  • Jacob Kang-Brown, Chase Montagnet, Jasmine Heiss
June 07, 2021