The Advocate
Volume 22, No. 2, March 2000

The Advocate

The Advocate provides education and research for persons serving indigent clients in order to improve client representation and insure fair process and reliable results for those whose life or liberty is at risk. It educates criminal justice professionals and the public on its work, mission and values.

The Advocate is a bi-monthly (January, March, May, July, September, November) publication of the Department of Public Advocacy, an independent agency within the Public Protection and Regulation Cabinet. Opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of DPA. The Advocate welcomes correspondence on subjects covered by it. If you have an article our readers will find of interest, type a short outline or general description and send it to the Editor.

Copyright © 2000, Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy. All rights reserved. Permission for reproduction is granted provided credit is given to the author and DPA and a copy of the reproduction is sent to The Advocate. Permission for reproduction of separately copyrighted articles must be obtained from that copyright holder.


Edward C. Monahan, Editor: 1984 – present
Erwin W. Lewis, Editor: 1978-1983
Patti Heying, Graphics, Design, Layout
Will Hilyerd, Web Edition Conversion & Layout

Contributing Editors:

Rebecca DiLoreto – Juvenile Law
Dan Goyette – Ethics
Bob Hubbard – Retrospection
Ernie Lewis – Plain View
Dave Norat – Ask Corrections
Julia Pearson – Capital Case Review
Jeff Sherr - District Court

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Paid for by State Funds. KRS 57.375 & donations.

From the Editor . . .


Governor Paul E. Patton has submitted his 2000-2002 Executive Budget: Setting the Course for a New Century.  The Governor has five funding priorities:  Lifelong Learning, Healthier Kentuckians, Growing Our Economy, Protecting Our People, and Fiscal Responsibility.

Under Protecting Our People, the Governor has 3 major funding priorities listed in the following order:  Public Advocacy, Juvenile Justice, and Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault.  The unprecedented support of DPA’s funding needs is a tribute to the leadership of The Blue Ribbon Group on Improving Indigent Defense for the 21st Century, the Public Advocacy Commission and Public Advocate Ernie Lewis.  The one page summary of Governor Patton’s request for funding for public advocacy appears on page 4 of this issue.


A major initiative of DPA in the 2000 General Assembly is House Bill 311 which would eliminate the death penalty for juveniles.  It is sponsored by Representative Eleanor Jordan with co-sponsors Bob Heleringer and Mary Lou Marzian.  It is supported by the Department of Juvenile Justice.  We present in this issue many of the facts about the death penalty and juveniles.

   Edward C. Monahan
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.  The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge
30th U.S. President

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