News reporters can contact Nancy Slonim at 312/988-6132 or Stephanie Ortbals-Tibbs at 202/662-1091at the ABA Division for Media Relations and Communication Services, for resources and interview requests relating to this issue.
ABA Projects and Activities
ABA Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project
ABA Death Penalty Representation Project
ABA Juvenile Justice Center - Juvenile Death Penalty Alert
ABA Legal Services Division - Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Counsel in Death Penalty Cases (1989)
ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities Death Penalty Moratorium resources:
Toward Greater Awareness: The American Bar Association Call for a Moratorium on Executions Gains Ground: A summary of moratorium resolution impacts from January 2000 through July 2001 from the ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilites
Human Rights - Summer, 2001 issue The Death Penalty: Real Lives in the Balance.
Death Without Justice: A Guide for Examining the Administration of the Death Penalty in the United States (July, 2001) from the ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities
A Gathering Momentum: Continuing Impacts of the American Bar Association Call for a Moratorium on Executions (Jan., 2000). From the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section.
Q&A on the ABA Death Penalty Moratorium
Refocusing the Death Penalty Discussion in America: Impact of the American Bar Association Call for a Moratorium on Executions . ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities. (Sept. 1998)
ABA Moratorium Resolution - approved by the ABA House of Delegates February 3, 1997. ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities.
ABA amicus brief (Feb. 1989) Earnest Paul McCarver v. State of North Carolina (pdf)
Death Penalty Information Center - Washington, D.C.
Probono.net - A confidential practice area for lawyers handling death penalty cases. The site contains sample pleadings, information about death penalty jurisdictions in need of volunteer lawyers, a calendar of training events, news stories, and other useful legal resources.