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Professor Russell Engler featured at Harvard Law School Civil Gideon symposium

Discussion of how to solve the Access to Justice crisis

(Boston, Revised-4/8/13) New England Law | Boston:  Professor Russell Engler, director of New England Law | Boston’s clinical programs, was among a select group of scholar-practitioners featured at a Harvard Law School symposium, "Toward a Civil Gideon: The Future of Legal Services,” on April 6, 2013. Panelists from around the country discussed the Access to Justice crisis and how to solve it.

Professor Russell Engler Professor Russell Engler
For the past decade, Professor Engler has been making the case that some civil proceedings, such as those that could result in losing custody of one’s children, are so important that litigants must be entitled to counsel, even if they cannot afford it. This idea, often called “Civil Gideon,” is one that he presses as a crucial component of Access to Justice.
 
Professor Engler teaches the Public Interest Law Seminar and Clinic and The Lawyering Process and co-teaches clinical component courses. He writes about Civil Gideon, ethical issues, the delivery of legal services to the poor, and legal education and directs the Public Service Project of the law school's Center for Law and Social Responsibility. His wide variety of public service legal work includes serving on the Supreme Judicial Court’s Access to Justice Commission.
 
Professor Engler presented, “The Story of Turner, and What it Means for Vulnerable Parties.” 


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