Request for COVID Re...

Request for COVID Related Information from Your Jurisdictions

Now that the initial wave of court orders and responses to the COVID-19 crisis has passed, WDA is assessing how to best assist you and your clients while the justice system struggles to adjust to this unprecedented situation. Our next step is to gather information on the current state of practice in your jurisdictions using this short survey.

Based upon your responses, we plan to develop new policy recommendations to address current needs, as well as recommendations for protocols for recommencing court activities when the “stay at home” order is lifted/eased. Our goal is to be proactive and to coordinate with other justice system participants to ensure that our clients’ constitutional rights, and the health and safety of both clients and public defenders are being protected.