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Unpublished Paper
The T-Rex without Teeth: Evolving Strickland v. Washington and the Test for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
ExpressO (2007)
  • Robert R. Rigg
Abstract

When the United States Supreme Court decided Strickland v. Washington it created a doctrine of immense importance but having little impact. This has changed in the last several years as the Court used America Bar Association standards to review counsels performance. This article explores Strickland and three cases decided by the Court that will change how courts apply the Strickland test and how lawyers should alter their approach to representation.

Keywords
  • Ineffective Assistance,
  • American Bar Association Standards
Disciplines
Publication Date
April, 2007
Citation Information
Robert R. Rigg. "The T-Rex without Teeth: Evolving Strickland v. Washington and the Test for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel" ExpressO (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_rigg/1/