Definition of Effective assistance of counsel
Conscientious, meaningful representation wherein accused is advised of his rights and honest, learned and able counsel is given a reasonable opportunity to perform task assigned to him. State v. Williams, Iowa, 207 N.W.2d 98, 104. See Counsel, right to.
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