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New York State Court of Appeals – Effective Assistance of Counsel: People v. Jarvis

New York State Court of Appeals - Effective Assistance of Counsel -  Cumulative Lapses   People v. Jarvis No. 52 Memorandum   Background: At issue is whether the defendant had been deprived of effective assistance of counsel.   Ruling: The Court of Appeals held that the cumulative effect of counsel’s lapses deprived the defendant of meaningful representation. Defense counsel failed to invoke the ...