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Professor Engler Featured in Distinguished Panel Discussion: Examining the Civil Right to Counsel on the 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright

Examining the Civil Right to Counsel on the 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Boston Bar Association (BBA)

The legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright and its impact on the civil right to counsel movement was celebrated by the BBA Statewide Task Force to Expand Civil Legal Aid in Massachusetts.  The half-day conference educated interested stakeholders about efforts locally and nationally to evaluate the implications of a civil right to counsel and create such a right in appropriate legal matters.  The country's foremost experts on civil right to counsel were featured, including keynote speaker, Honorable Jonathan Lippman.  The event set the stage for a discussion of next steps concerning a civil right to counsel in Massachusetts.

 

Speakers:

  • Keynote Speaker: Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York, established the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York
  • Cathy Carr, executive director, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and co-chair, the Chancellor's Task Force on Civil Gideon
  • Professor Russell Engler, New England Law | Boston.  Boston Bar Association Conference, Examining the Civil Right to Counsel on the 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright (video excerpt of presentation)
  • Bonnie Hough, managing attorney, CA Administrative Office of the Court’s Center for Families, Children and the Courts
  • Professor Clare Pastore, USC Gould School of Law, and California State Bar Access to Justice Commission’s Right to Counsel Task Force
  • Mary Ryan, co-chair, BBA Task Force on the Civil Right to Counsel 

The BBA Task Force on Civil Right to Counsel and the American Constitution Society sponsored this event with:                   



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