Overcoming the Notion that a Civil Right to Counsel is Unrealistic
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Join us for the Daynard Roundtable featuring Debra Gardner '82, coordinator of the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel, and other experts.
Debra Gardner '82
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".
John Pollock, Public Justice Center and the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel
Jacqui Bowman, Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS)
Jayne Tyrrell, Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA)
Mike Greco, KL Gates and the American Bar Association
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