In Part I, I will describe the ways in which today's right-to-counsel challenges are similar to and different from those that faced the writers of the 1961 symposium. I will also explain in more detail why the structural conditions of criminal defense work to create (and, to some extent, always have created) a cultural problem in indigent defense delivery systems across the country. In Part II, I will discuss why I believe that we are, once again, facing a moment for potential reform, albeit reform that is different in scope and kind from that which was possible in the 1960s. Finally, in Part III, I will explore how a focus on improving the culture of indigent defense delivery systems through structural change can and should infuse current reform proposals and inform change going forward.
Primus, Eve Brensike. "Culture as a Structural Problem in Indigent Defense." Minn. L. Rev. 100, no. 5 (2016): 1769-821.