The Utah Indigent Defense Commission (IDC) protects constitutionally guaranteed liberties through ongoing support for effective indigent defense services throughout the state. The publications below discuss indigent defense issues both locally and nationally.

“…And Justice for All Kids A Child’s Right to ‘the Guiding Hand of Counsel’ and the State of Defense Representation for Children in Utah’s Juvenile Courts”

A joint report by Voices for Utah Children and the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, January 2019

“Sharpen Your Practice with Mindfulness” by Anna Smyth, Mindfullness Utah

Published in Utah Trial Journal, Utah Association for Justice

Case Review: Recoupment of Fees by States
by Melinda Dee, Salt Lake Legal Defender Association

Notable Recent Publications by the Indigent Defense Research Association (IDRA)

Features the latest empirical research and data related to indigent defense.