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NCJ Number: 31749 Find in a Library
Title: DEFENDER OFFICE - MAKING MANAGERS OUT OF LAWYERS
Journal: NLADA BRIEFCASE  Volume:33  Issue:2  Dated:(OCTOBER 1975)  Pages:6-14
Author(s): W R HIGHAM
Corporate Author: National Legal Aid and Defender Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Legal Aid and Defender Assoc
Chicago, IL 60637
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR DISCUSSES SEVERAL AREAS OF MANAGERIAL FAILURE IN PUBLIC DEFENDER SYSTEMS AND DESCRIBES TRAINING AND INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO ASSIST MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF DEFENDER OFFICES.
Abstract: MANAGERIAL PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED INCLUDE FAULURE TO COPE WITH THE INTERNAL PROBLEMS OF THE ORGANIZATION, FAILURE TO DEAL WITH INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP AMONG STAFF, FAILURE TO MANAGE BY OBJECTIVES RATHER THAN ON A CRISISORIENTED LEVEL, FAILURE TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM OF EXCESSIVE GROWTH, AND THE FAILURE OF MANAGEMENT TO SENSITIZE ITSELF AND ITS STAFF TO THE NECESSITY OF SEEKING TO SATISFY THEIR CLIENTS. THE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS DESCRIBED INCLUDE THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR DEFENSE MANAGEMENT, THE ASILOMAR (CA) DEFENDER INSTITUTE, AND A FIVE-AND-ONE-HALF DAY MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC DEFENDERS ASSOCIATION AND FUNDED THROUGH LEAA AND THE STATE PLANNING AGENCY.
Index Term(s): Defender systems; Management; Public defenders; Supervisory training
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