The Advocacy Gap: Meeting the Urgent Need for Counsel to Represent Individuals in Criminal Debt Proceedings

Too often, individuals who owe criminal justice debt lack counsel who can help them navigate the system and avoid the severe penalties often imposed for nonpayment-from garnishment to suspension of a driver's license to incarceration. This webinar discussed the advocacy gap, ways in which civil attorneys could provide impactful representation, opportunities and limitations that civil legal aid-funded attorneys face, and legal and policy arguments for a right to counsel.

Speakers:

Robin Murphy, Chief Counsel, Civil Programs, National Legal Aid & Defender Assoc. (NLADA)
John Pollock, Coordinator, National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel, Staff Attorney, Public Justice Center

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CONFRONTING CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEBT: A GUIDE FOR LITIGATION

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Event Date 10-10-2017 2:00 pm
Event End Date 10-10-2017 3:30 pm