October 10, 2017
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 drivers 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.
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