In 2009, the Coalition released Information for Civil Justice Systems About Civil Right to Counsel Initiatives, a memorandum providing the Coalition's answers to common questions about such topics as: goals and principles of the Coalition, possible impacts of new rights to counsel on existing funding and legal services delivery systems, key stakeholders to civil right to counsel work, the role of standards, and how new rights to counsel might have better success than some existing criminal and statutory rights to
counsel. The memorandum emphasizes the important role of local communities in considering whether to pursue possible civil rights to counsel.
In an article published in the MIE Journal in Summer 2010, John Pollock, the ABA Section of Litigation Civil Right to Counsel Fellow for the Public Justice Center, explores similar issues in a discussion of some current right to counsel efforts (such as the pilots and ABA Model Access Act). That article will be linked here when available.
Civil Right to Counsel's Relationship to Antipoverty Advocacy - Further Reflections, explains that civil right to counsel can not only assist the existing antipoverty efforts of legal services and other advocacy organizations, but can also itself serve as an antipoverty strategy. It was co-authored by Coalition Coordinator Debra Gardner and by ABA Section of Litigation Civil Right to Counsel Fellow John Pollock, and was a response piece to Gary Smith's Poverty Warriors: A Historical Perspective on the Mission of Legal Services (also in the Clearinghouse Review).