Academic journal article Fordham Urban Law Journal

Introduction: 2008 ABA Section of Litigation Access to Justice Symposium

Academic journal article Fordham Urban Law Journal

Introduction: 2008 ABA Section of Litigation Access to Justice Symposium

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In August 2006, more than 500 members of the American Bar Association House of Delegates--the organization's governing body-voted unanimously to adopt a groundbreaking resolution calling on federal, state, and territorial governments to create a right to counsel at public expense, for poor individuals faced with civil adversary proceedings involving basic human needs such as health, shelter, sustenance, safety, and child custody. On December 4-5, 2008, the ABA Section of Litigation conducted a symposium designed to explore the challenges inherent in creation of a civil right to counsel and to generate critical thought, dialogue, and scholarship on the subject.

Led by Professor Stephan Landsman, who holds the Robert A. Clifford Chair in Tort Law and Social Policy at the DePaul University College of Law, the symposium brought together academics, judges, practitioners from the legal services and private law firm communities, legislators, and other interested persons to explore the real world challenges inherent in development of a civil right to counsel. …

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