Two sides of a coin: The right to counsel in criminal and civil cases
Justice for Breakfast discussion series
October 25, 2013 – 8:15 am
2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, which guaranteed the right to counsel for indigent criminal defendants. Yet the promise of Gideon is far from the reality on the ground. There is still no right to counsel for indigent litigants facing similarly severe consequences in civil cases, such as loss of housing, children, and employment. Join us for a discussion of how the rights to counsel in criminal and civil cases are intertwined, how the failures of each affect the other, and what’s happening right now to expand the right to counsel in civil cases.
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