INTERACTIVE MAP

Interactive Map

Our interactive map allows you to see recent activity, established rights to counsel, NCCRC involvement, and NCCRC presence by state.

Without a lawyer, I could lose access to my child.
"I'm a good mother; I'm a lousy lawyer." - Unrepresented custody plaintiff in King v. King
Without a lawyer, I could lose access to my housing.
Without a lawyer, I could lose access to my income.

EVENT: RECOGNIZING THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS OF THE EVICTION RIGHT TO COUNSEL MOVEMENT 

On January 14, we recognized the incredible growth of the movement around the right to counsel for tenants facing eviction and feature some of its leaders.

Eviction right to counsel

 

We've put together a resource page featuring a comprehensive page on tenant right to counsel, including a guide to all of the enacted city/ state laws, organizing success stories, and more.  Check it out!

Why a Right to counsel?

 

For many types of civil cases, the potential consequences of losing are dramatic: loss of one's home, children, livelihood, education, health, safety, liberty, or even life.  The right to an attorney for people who can't afford one in such cases protects these basic rights, ensure sthe court reaches the correct result, levels the playing field, saves more money than it costs, and serves as a best practice in our communities.  While every state provides a right to counsel for some types of civil cases, it's a patchwork at best.  Since 2003, the NCCRC and its 300+ participants have fought for such a right in states across the country.

 

Bibliographies

Want to find out about practically everything (media story, study/report, law review article, etc.) that's ever been written about the civil right to counsel?  You'll find it in our bibliographies.

 

2021 Annual report

 

There were big milestones this year on the legislative and litigation levels in cities and states around the country.  Check out our annual report to learn more!