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Justice Delayed Remains Justice Denied: The Pursuit of a Civil Right to Counsel

Join us for the Daynard Lecture featuring Debra Gardner '82, coordinator of the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel.

As legal director for the Public Justice Center, a nonprofit legal services organization dedicated to protecting and expanding the rights of people living in poverty, Debra Gardner has served as lead advocate in a wide range of impact litigation and other advocacy, including national and company-wide collective and class action suits concerning wage and hour violations and employment discrimination. Among her many responsibilities, Ms. Gardner has coordinated the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel, an association of individuals and organizations committed to ensuring meaningful access to the courts for all through the implementation of a right to counsel in civil cases, sometimes know informally as "civil Gideon". 

Monday, January 27, 2014 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Community, School of Law

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