In late 2005, I was asked by the ABA Criminal Justice Standards Committee whether I would serve as ‘Reporter’ to a Task Force that was being formed to consider revisions to the Criminal Justice Standards for Prosecution and Defense Functions. The call did not come out of the blue; I had previously worked with the ABA in various capacities. In the mid-1990s, I had served as a member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility. In 1999, I published an article bemoaning the lack of specific guidance in the ABA Criminal Justice Standards for prosecutors acting in an investigative role. That article led to my membership on a Task Force, which ultimately promulgated draft standards addressing ‘Prosecutorial Investigations,’ finally adopted by the ABA in 2008.
Rory K. Little,
The ABA’s Project to Revise the Criminal Justice Standards for the Prosecution and Defense Functions,
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