Competent Counsel
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"To ensure that statutorily mandated post-conviction counsel is 'competent,' the underlying goal of the statutory criteria must be the establishment of 'minimum eligibility requirements designed to provide highly qualified and dedicated attorneys to . . . capitally sentenced individuals.'"

Read more in: One Full Bite at the Apple: Defining Competent Counsel in Texas Capital Post-Conviction Review

“Competent counsel” means an attorney who is a member in good standing of the State Bar of California, who has participated in training in the law of juvenile dependency, and who demonstrates adequate forensic skills, knowledge and comprehension of the statutory scheme, the purposes and goals of dependency proceedings, the specific statutes, rules of court, and cases relevant to such proceedings, and procedures for filing petitions for extraordinary writs.

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