Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Right to counsel in civil cases

LA Times article calling for a right to counsel in civil cases. In part it says: "Every day, Americans without access to legal counsel unnecessarily lose homes, jobs, retirement benefits, healthcare and custody of their children. This is because in America, we have not yet recognized a right to counsel in civil cases, except in a tiny number of narrow areas. Indigent clients with the law on their side often find themselves losing to well-funded opponents simply because they have no means of fighting back."

For the full article, see here.

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