Pilots Covering Multiple Subject Areas

  1. California Pilots

    1. Codification of pilots: Cal. Gov. Code § 68651 (previously AB 590).  Selected pilot sites listed at http://www.courts.ca.gov/15703.htm.  Fact sheet available at http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/AB-590.pdf.

    2. Tamara Audi, 'Civil Gideon' Trumpets Legal Discord, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 17, 2009, available at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125659997034609181.html.

    3. Kevin G. Baker & Julia R. Wilson, Stepping Across the Threshold: Assembly Bill 590 Boosts Legislative Strategies for Expanding Access to Civil Counsel, 43 Clearinghouse Rev. J. of Poverty L. and Pol'y 550 (2010), available with free subscription at http://povertylaw.org/system/files/chr_article_pdf/chr_2010_march_april_baker.pdf.

    4. Brian Brophy, Civil Right to Counsel Through the States Using California's Effiency Project As A Model Towards a Civil Gideon, 8 Hastings Race & Poverty L. J. 39 (Winter 2011).

    5. California Political Desk, California Becomes Nation's First State to Assure Lawyers in Civil Cases, American Chronicle (Oct. 13, 2009).

    6. Editorial, (Penny) Wise Justice for California, LA Times (Sept. 25, 2009), available at http://articles.latimes.com/2009/sep/25/opinion/ed-gideon25.

    7. Editorial, Waiting in California, New York Times (Oct. 4, 2009), available at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/05/opinion/05mon3.html.

    8. Bob Egelko, Chief Justice Seeks Lawyers for Poor in Civil Cases, San Francisco Chronicle (Dec. 20, 2006), available at http://articles.sfgate.com/2006-12-20/bay-area/17326119_1_court-interpreters-civil-cases-family-law.

    9. Michael A. Fagalde, Editorial: There 'Oughta Be a Law', Mariposa Gazette (Oct. 11, 2009), available with subscription at http://www.mariposagazette.com/news/2010-02-04/Letters/There_Oughta_Be_A_Law.html.

    10. Judicial Council of California, Report to the Judicial Council: Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act: Selection of Pilot Projects (April 29, 2011), available at http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/20110429itemp-revt.pdf. The minutes of the meeting approving the selections in the Report are at http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/20110429jcminutes.pdf.

    11. Sarah Conn Martin, Appointed Counsel in Civil Cases: How California's Pilot Project Compares to Access to Counsel In Other Developed Countries, 37 J. Legal Prof. 281 (Spring 2013).

    12. Greg Moran, Poor Getting Free Lawyers in Some Civil Cases, U-T San Diego (Aug. 31, 2012), available at http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/aug/31/poor-getting-free-lawyers-in-some-civil-cases/.

    13. Clare Pastore, California's Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act Tests Impact of More Assistance for Low-Income Litigants, 47 Clearinghouse Rev. J. of Poverty L. and Pol'y 97 (July-Aug. 2013), available with free subsciption at http://povertylaw.org/system/files/chr_article_pdf/chr_2013_july_august_pastore.pdf.

    14. Clare Pastore, Gideon is My Co-Pilot: The Promise of Civil Right to Counsel Pilot Programs, 17 U.D.C. L.R. 75 (Spring 2014), available at http://www.udclawreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/udc319412v17n1_text.pdf#page=81.

    15. Mathew Pordum & Catherine Ho, New Law Creates Right to Counsel, Daily Journal (Oct. 13, 2009), available at http://www.calegaladvocates.org/news/article.277382-New_Law_Creates_Right_to_Counsel.

    16. Recent Legislation, Access To Justice — Civil Right To Counsel — California Establishes Pilot Programs To Expand Access To Counsel For Low-Income Parties, 123 Harvard L.R. 1532 (2010), available at http://cdn.harvardlawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/april123_recent_legislation.pdf.

    17. Steven D. Schwinn, Equal Access to Justice in California, Constitutional Law Prof Blog (Sept. 28, 2009), available at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/2009/09/equal-access-to-justice-in-california.html.

    18. United Press International, California Expands Legal Help for Poor, upi.com (Oct. 27, 2009), available at http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2009/10/27/Calif-expands-legal-help-for-poor/UPI-51761256695183/.

    19. Staff Writer, Assembly Bill Proposes Right to Counsel in Civil Cases, Metropolitan News (March 5, 2009), available at http://www.metnews.com/articles/2009/ab590030509.htm.

    20. Carol Williams, California Gives the Poor a New Legal Right, LA Times (Oct. 17, 2009), available at http://articles.latimes.com/2009/oct/17/local/me-civil-gideon17.

  2. New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Civil Legal Services and the "Working Poor" Pilot Project (Nov. 2006), available at http://www.nlada.org/DMS/Documents/1236007823.5/Civil%20Legal%20Services%20%26%20Working%20Poor%20-%20Nov.%202006%20complete.pdf.