IJDP Defense Case
A Sidley team obtained a peremptory writ on behalf of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Independent Juvenile Defender Program (IJDP), which represents indigent juvenile defendants in delinquency proceedings. After certain judges in Los Angeles refused to appoint IJDP panel lawyers to represent juveniles, preferring their own hand-picked defense lawyers instead, Sidley took an emergency appeal to the California Court of Appeals and succeeded in requiring the trial courts to appoint qualified IJDP lawyers in all cases.
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