This presentation will cover the history of federal law on the subject, the actions of the states to fill the gap in critical civil areas (such as child custody, mental health, housing, and domestic violence), and the most exciting recent developments happening in red and blue states all across the country.
Date training recorded: Aug 14, 2017
Trainer(s): John Pollock
Sponsoring Organization(s): National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC)


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While the U.S. Supreme Court has several times declined to find a constitutional right to counsel in civil proceedings, the states have not been as reticent and a burgeoning national movement has advanced the cause significantly. This presentation will cover the history of federal law on the subject, the actions of the states to fill the gap in critical civil areas (such as child custody, mental health, housing, and domestic violence), and the most exciting recent developments happening in red and blue states all across the country. We’ll also talk about how the goals of the civil right to counsel movement differ from public perception and why a right to counsel is critically important to providing access to justice.

1 hour of general CLE.

Presenter:
John Pollock, National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel and Public Justice Center

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This webinar is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice for the purposes of training only practicing attorneys. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. Further, we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship with any listener.

A Right to Counsel in Civil Cases: History, Status, and the Latest Happenings


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Series: Free to the Public
MCLE: 1 hour
Last revised: Oct 23, 2018 11:21 am