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Lavallee et al v. The Justices of the Hampden Superior Court and Carabello et al v. The Justices of the Holyoke District Court

June 01, 2004

Bar advocate compensation – the BBA submitted an independent amicus brief outlining the chronic failure of the Commonwealth to adequately fund criminal defense services for indigents.  The brief urges increased rates of compensation as necessary to assure competent criminal defense services for indigents