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Mitigation & Investigation


  • ABA Guidelines: Guidelines provided by the American Bar Association. For more information on death penalty cases, please see the Death Penalty Department Page.
  • Supplemental Guidelines: Supplementary Guidelines for mitigation in capital defense.
  • Juvenile LWOP: Guidelines for representing a juvenile facing life without parole. For additional information see the Juvenile Department Page.

Mitigation & Investigation

This resource includes information helpful to mitigation specialists and criminal investigators, including guidelines, templates, record request contacts and forms, a records checklist for capital case life history investigation, and links to online resources.

Templates & Examples

Request request and other legal document samples