FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                    DCPO

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2001                                                                                  202/307-0703

 

 

PUBLICATION ADVISORY

 

ATTORNEYS’ AND JUDGES’ ROLE  IN DRUG COURT EXAMINED IN

NEW JUSTICE DEPARTMENT PUBLICATION

 

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- The Justice Department’s Drug Court Program Office (DCPO) released today Ethical Considerations for Judges and Attorneys in Drug Court at the 7th Annual Training Conference of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, which will run through Friday.  This publication provides commentary on the role of attorneys and judges in drug courts and highlights ethical issues in both the design and daily operations of drug court programs.  Developed by a committee of drug court practitioners, including judges and attorneys who serve in drug courts, this publication also provides information about three American Bar Association (ABA) ethical codes: the Model Code of Judicial Conduct, the Model Rule of Professional Conduct, and the ABA Standards for Criminal Justice.  

 

Publication:                 Ethical Considerations for Judges and Attorneys in Drug Court

 

Release Date:            May 30, 2001

 

For additional information or to obtain a copy of this publication, please contact DCPO’s Website at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/dcpo or the National Criminal Justice Reference Service at

1-800/851-3420. 

 

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