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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 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Come celebrate the legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright and its impact on the civil right to counsel movement with the BBA  Statewide Task Force to Expand Civil Legal Aid in Massachusetts.  This half-day conference will educate 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.  Featuring the country's foremost experts on civil right to counsel including keynote speaker, Honorable Jonathan Lippman,  the event will set the stage for a discussion of next steps concerning a civil right to counsel in Massachusetts.


Our speakers include:                                                      

  • Keynote Speaker: Honorable Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York who established The Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York
  • Cathy Carr, Executive Director of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and Co-Chair of the Chancellor's Task Force on Civil Gideon
  • Professor Russell Engler, New England Law | Boston
  • Bonnie Hough, Managing Attorney, CA Administrative Office of the Court’s Center for Families, Children & 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  are sponsoring this event along with:                    

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):


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