Grappling with Backlogs and Caseloads (Network Members Only)

Location: Nautilus 4
Date: Fri, March 24
Time: 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

The screening, investigation, and litigation of innocence cases is complicated and time-consuming work, involving many factors beyond the control of innocence organizations. Moreover, it is important to be as careful and thorough as possible in that work to ensure that we choose the most compelling cases. As a result, many innocence organizations have struggled with substantial backlogs that are difficult to manage and also have struggled with determining the number of cases that staff lawyers and students can effectively manage at once. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to these problems, this session will explore how multiple innocence organizations have approached the issues and offer practical tips to organizations that are looking to control their backlog and determine proper caseloads.

201: Intermediate