A 2019 report by the National Center for State Courts concluded that in order to effectively handle then-current public defender office caseloads, the system would require an increase of 73 percent over then-current staffing levels. Download the report.
In 2019, IDS surveyed private assigned counsel to determine their effective rate of pay under current rates. The study, reported here, outlines the financial hardships faced by private assigned counsel under a system where hourly pay barely exceeds overhead and expenses. Download the report.