Public defenders -- Finance, Costs (Law), Pro bono publico legal services
The article recommends a funding structure for public defenders in Louisiana that eliminates budget shortfalls by substituting the district-level user-pay system, in which all criminal defendants shoulder the cost of indigent defense through court fees and fines, for a centralized, state-funded general revenue stream.
Mary Grace Richardson,
“License, Registration, and State Funding, Please”: Overhauling Louisiana’s Traffic-Ticket Funding Scheme of Public Defenders,
79 La. L. Rev.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.lsu.edu/lalrev/vol79/iss2/13