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Overcoming the Notion that a Civil Right to Counsel is Unrealistic

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Event Type

Panel/Roundtable Discussion


Community, School of Law

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