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.

we're turning 20 in 2023!


Read more about the NCCRC's upcoming anniversary! Or check out the NCCRC's leadership and approach, to better understand what we do and how we do it.







Tenant right to counsel


We've pulled together a comprehensive tenant right to counsel resource page, 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, ensures the court reaches the correct result, 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 600+ participants and partners 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.


2022: A Year in Review


We're excited to share our 2022: A Year in Review, a summary of the incredible work we've supported of advocates advancing the civil right to counsel in cities and states around the country.