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On this episode, we discuss the civil right to counsel (sometimes called “civil Gideon”) movement with John Pollock. The American Bar Association has endorsed a right to counsel whenever basic needs are threatened, and Pollock leads a national coalition seeking to bring the civil right to counsel to all US jurisdictions.

“It’s not about winning or losing. It’s about not losing everything.”

John Pollock is a Staff Attorney for the Public Justice Center and the Coordinator of the National Coalition for the Civil Right to Counsel. He works to establish the right to counsel for low-income individuals in civil cases involving basic human needs such as child custody, housing, safety, and public benefits.

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Published: August 23, 2017
Podcast: Lawyerist Podcast
Category: Access to Justice
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