Law Journal or Other Primers

  1. Laura K. Abel, Keeping Families Together, Saving Money, and Other Motivations Behind New Civil Right to Counsel Laws, 42 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 1087 (2009), available at

  2. Laura Abel and Max Rettig, State Statutes Providing for a Right to Counsel in Civil Cases, 40 Clearinghouse Rev. J. OF Poverty L. and Pol'y 245 (2006).

  3. Cathy Carr, Right to Counsel and Legal Services: From Fear and Loathing to Love and Support, 26 MIE Journal 37 (2012).

  4. Russell Engler, Connecting Self-Representation to Civil Gideon: What Existing Data Reveal About When Counsel Is Most Needed, 37 Fordham Urb. L.J. 37 (2010), available at

  5. Russell Engler, Pursuing Access to Justice and Civil Right to Counsel in a Time of Economic Crisis, 15 Roger Williams U. L. Rev. 472 (2010), available at

  6. Steve Eppler-Epstein, The Fight for Legal Aid Funding and Right to Counsel Advocacy: An Incremental Approach and an Overarching Message, 26 MIE Journal 41 (2012).

  7. Debra Gardner and John Pollock, Civil Right to Counsel's Relationship to Antipoverty Advocacy: Further Reflections, 45 Clearinghouse Rev. J. of Poverty L. and Pol'y 50 (July-Aug. 2011) (in response to Gary Smith, Poverty Warriors: A Historical Perspective, 5 Clearinghouse Rev. J. of Poverty L. and Pol'y 34 (May-June 2011).

  8. Michael Millemann, The State Due Process Justification for a Right to Counsel in Some Civil Cases, 15 Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 733 (2006), available at

  9. Clare Pastore, Life After Lassiter: An Overview of State-Court Right-to-Counsel Decisions, 40 Clearinghouse Rev. J. of Poverty L. and Pol'y 186 (2006).

  10. John Pollock, Gideon and Civil Right to Counsel: Two Sides of a Coin, 34 NLADA Cornerstone 24 (2013).

  11. John Pollock, The Case Against Case-By-Case: Courts Identifying Categorical Rights to Counsel in Basic Human Needs Civil Cases, 61 Drake L.J. 763 (Spring 2013).

  12. John Pollock, Walking Before Running: Implementation of a Right to Counsel in Civil Cases, 14 MIE Journal 6 (2010).

  13. John Pollock, Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We're Going: A Look at the Status of the Civil Right to Counsel, and Current Efforts, 26 MIE Journal 29 (2012).

  14. John Pollock, "You Have a Right to a Lawyer ... If You Can Afford It": A Look at the History of the Right to Counsel in Civil Cases and the Current Efforts to Expand It, Bloomberg CNA Vol. 81 No. 48 at 1797 (June 18, 2013).

  15. John Pollock and Mary Deutsch Schneider, Ten Years In and Picking Up Steam: A Retrospective on the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel, 47 Clearinghouse Rev J. of Poverty L and Pol'y 35 (May-June 2013).

  16. John Pollock and Michael Greco, It's Not Triage if the Patient Bleeds Out, 161 U. Penn. L.R. 40 (2012) (in response to Benjamin H. Barton and Stephanos Bibas, Triaging Appointed-Counsel Funding and Pro Se Access, 160 U. Pa. L. Rev. 967 (March 2012)).