#134: Why It's Time for a Civil Right to Counsel, with John Pollock
By Legal Talk Network
On this episode, we discuss the civil right to counsel (sometimes called "civil Gideon") movement with John Pollock. The American Bar Association has endorsed a right to counsel whenever basic needs are threatened, and Pollock leads a national coalition seeking to bring the civil right to counsel to all US jurisdictions. "It's not about winning or losing. It's about not losing everything." John Pollock is a Staff Attorney for the Public Justice Center and the Coordinator of the National Coalition for the Civil Right to Counsel. He works to establish the right to counsel for low-income individuals in civil cases involving basic human needs such as child custody, housing, safety, and public benefits.