Public defender malpractice liability—civil immunity: good, bad or just Cook County
, April 2001
Background: In Johnson v. Halloran, et. al1 the Illinois Supreme Court extinguished the long held assumption that Public Defenders may be accused of malpractice in the context of ARDC complaints or post-conviction petitions [pro-se post-trial motion/motion to withdraw guilty pleas included], but not a civil suit for malpractice.
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