Capital Defense Links
The following is a nonexhaustive list of websites that might be of interest to capital defense attorneys. Please note that these are links to external sites unaffiliated with VC3 or Washington and Lee University School of law.
National Legal Resources
Capital Defense Network
This is two comprehensive sites covering (a) federal habeas corpus litigation and (b) defense of federal capital prosecutions.
Death Penalty Information Center
This site provides general non-legal death penalty information arranged by topic. This site includes a link to Death Row USA, the authoritative quarterly report of executions and death row inmates maintained by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc.
A web-based clearinghouse for information about lethal injection by the Death Penalty Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law
ABA Virginia Death Penalty Task Force Report-2013
Internships/jobs in Capital Defense
Berkeley Law School Capital Defense Job Listing
In the News
Virginia death penalty news coverage (posted by Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty)
"1001+ Death Penalty Links"
Pro-death penalty website of Indiana prosecutor offers very large and diverse range of relevant news coverage.
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
Virginia Regional Capital Defender Offices contact information
American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project
Death Penalty section of probono.net
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Public Defender lawyers, investigators, support staff and administrators might be interested in a new national PD news blog, maintained by the Public Defender Investigator Network.
Standards for Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel
ABA National Capital Standards Database
A secured resource area with formal standards and guidelines (both state-specific and national), more than 25 years of training conference materials, and capital defense articles, along with all of summaries of opinions citing to the ABA Guidelines.
Virginia standards for appointment of counsel in capital cases
ABA Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases (2003)
Supreme Court of Virginia (recent opinions, argument calendars, etc.)
Virginia Court Information System (on-line circuit court case status)
United States Supreme Court (free access to opinions, cert grants and denials, current status of pending cert petitions, briefs in pending cases, argument calendars, etc.)