Monday, March 8, 2010

Board of Governors updates prosecutor funding and staffing policy position

Our State Bar reported, March 4, 2010, on the February 26, 2010 meeting of its Board of Governors.
The State Bar’s revised position on prosecutor funding and staffing states that:

The State Bar of Wisconsin supports reasonable caseload standards for prosecutors that will ensure effective representation of the public in criminal cases. The State Bar of Wisconsin supports adequate funding for additional staff necessary to maintain reasonable caseloads in District Attorney offices. Understaffing and underfunding of District Attorney’s offices threatens the quality of justice in the criminal justice system by depriving the public of effective representation.