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The ACS Maryland Lawyer Chapter, the ACS University of Maryland School of Law Student Chapter, and the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys present:
Civil Gideon: Legal Dimensions of the Civil Right to Counsel Debate
- Debra Gardner, Legal Director, Public Justice Center; Member, Board of Advisors, ACS Maryland Lawyer Chapter
- Wilhelm H.
A Voice of America story about the right to counsel in civil legal cases–and the lack of that right in the U.S.–focused on Maryland Legal Aid clients. From the article: Each year, millions of non-criminal cases in the United States are heard in civil court – cases involving child custody battles, housing evictions and other issues, including the case of Juliana Holmes in Baltimore, Maryland. Holmes’ estranged husband took away their three children when she was living in another state – and she could not afford a lawyer to get them back.
This Book will have to be organized as we gather information. Right now I've noticed we have a lot of "civil Gideon" information kind of spread around MDJustice, and I thought it might be helpful to gather it in one place. We'll see. It is not in any particular order yet.