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.

Federal funding for eviction right to counsel 

Did you know there is a lot of federal funding available that can advance tenant representation / right to counsel efforts, and that many jurisdictions have done so?

Eviction right to counsel


We've put together a resource page featuring a comprehensive page on tennat 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.



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.