General CRTC - Mainstream Press and Social Media

  1. Daniela Altimari, Court Leaders Want Poor To Have Better Access To Lawyers, Hartford Courant (Jan. 11, 2016), available at

    1. National Courts Monitor, Connecticut Newspaper: Civil Gideon is Catching On for Some Cases (Jan. 14, 2016), available at

  2. Associated Press, Connecticut Among States Considering Offering Free Lawyers for the Poor in Civil Cases, Fox61 (Mar. 30, 2016), available at

  3. Associated Press, Proposals to Increase Access to Free Lawyers in Civil Cases (Mar. 30, 2016), available at

  4. Jonathan Baird, Deck Stacked Against Poor in Court: Vast Majority of Legal Needs Not Being Met, Concord Monitor (Jun. 27, 2008), available at

  5. Martha Bergmark, Opinion: America's Civil Justice System Needs Reform, Too, USA Today (Dec. 12, 2018), available at

  6. Boston Globe, Editorial: Begging for Representation (Feb. 20, 2012), available at

  7. Raymond Brescia, Budget Like a Freak: The Economic Benefits of Free Legal Aid in Civil Cases, Huffington Post Blog (Nov. 24, 2014), available at

  8. John T. Broderick Jr. and Ronald M. George, A Nation of Do-It-Yourself Lawyers, New York Times (Jan. 2, 2010), available at

  9. Jim Brosnahan and Jim Donato, Equal Justice Under Law: We Can Afford Civil Gideon, San Francisco Daily Journal (Oct 10, 2011), available with subscription at, description of article at Copy on file with the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel.

  10. Marcia Chambers, New CBA Prez Seeks "Justice for All", New Haven Independent (Nov. 23, 2015), available at

  11. J. Brian Charles, The Right to an Attorney: Governments Sitll Don't Provide Lawyers for Many Poor People Who Are Lost Without Them, Governing Magazine (June 2019), available at

  12. William Clendenen, Civil Gideon: The Time Has Come to Provide Meaningful Access to Connecticut’s Court for Low Income and Disadvantaged Connecticut Residents, Connecticut Lawyer (July/Aug. 2013), available at

  13. William Clendenen, A Civil Right to Counsel: The Time Has Come For Connecticut To Provide Access to Justice for Connecticut's Economically Disadvantaged, Connecticut Lawyer (April 2014), part 1 available at, part 2 available at

  14. William Clendenen, Random Reflections on the Fundamental Values of the Connecticut Bar Association Part 1, Connecticut Lawyer (Nov. 2015), available at's_Message.pdf.

  15. William Clendenen, Random Reflections on the Fundamental Values of the Connecticut Bar Association Part 2, Connecticut Lawyer (Jan. 2016), available at's_Message.pdf.

  16. Dave Collins, States Look to Provide Lawyers for the Poor in Civil Cases, Associated Press (Mar. 30, 2016), available at

  17. Connecticut Law Tribune, Editorial: 'Civil Gideon' Task Force Would Be Important First Step (Apr. 27, 2016), available at

  18. Connecticut Law Tribune, Editorial: Conn. Should Ensure Right to Counsel in Civil Cases (Mar. 31, 2015), available at

  19. Susan M. Cover, Saufley: $12M Not Enough to Fund Lawyers for Indigent, Kennebec Journal Morning Sentinel (Feb. 6, 2008), available at (search for article title in upper right of screen). 

  20. Bryce Covert, Poor People Don't Stand a Chance in Court, ThinkProgress (May 11, 2016), available at

  21. P.J. D'Annunzio, Civil Gideon Gaining Traction in Pennsylvania, Justices Say, The Legal Intelligencer (Nov. 6, 2013), available at

  22. Jack D'Aurora, Commentary: No One Should Go To Court Without Counsel, The Columbus Dispatch (Feb. 19, 2014), available at

  23. Martha F. Davis, We Need a Civil 'Gideon', The National Law Journal (Aug. 7, 2006). 

  24. Julie DelCour, Editorial: Silent Crisis: Meeting the Legal Needs of the Poor, Tulsa World (Apr. 16, 2006).

  25. Heather Denkmire, When the Right to a Lawyer Only Applies If You Have Money, Bangor Daily News (Sept. 2, 2015), available at

  26. Daniel Denvir, Undue Process: Poor People Lose Homes, Children, and Money Without a Lawyer, Salon (May 19, 2016), available at

  27. Cynthia Di Pasquale, 'Civil Gideon' Spreads its Wings, The Daily Record (Mar. 10, 2006), available at

  28. Bill Dries, ABA President Shares Notion of 'Civil Gideon', Memphis Daily News (April 17, 2014), available at

  29. Mark DuBois, Bar Members Need to Step Up and Help Legal Aid, Connecticut Law Journal (Mar. 29, 2016), available at

  30. Mark Dubois, Legal Profession Changing, But Glass May Be Half Full, New Jersey Law Journal (Aug. 14, 2015), available at

  31. Ian Duncan, Lawyers Launch Fresh Push to Get Poor Represented in Maryland's Civil Courts, Baltimore Sun (Feb. 1, 2016), available at

  32. Erik Eckholm and Ian Lovett, A Push for Legal Aid in Civil Cases Finds Its Advocates, New York Times (Nov. 21, 2014), available at

    1. NCM Staff, NYT Boards the 'Civil Gideon' Train, Sort Of, National Courts Monitor (Nov. 24, 2014), available at

    2. Richard Zorza, NYT Publishes First Article on Comprehensive Changes in Legal Aid (Broadly Defined), Access to Justice Blog (Nov. 24, 2014), available at

  33. Edward Fitzpatrick, Should Taxpayers Provide Lawyers to the Needy in Civil Cases?, Providence Journal (Jan. 27, 2008), available at

  34. Ilene Fleischmann, A Question of Access Topic of UB Law Discussions, UB Reporter (Oct. 31, 2013), available at

  35. Isiah Fleming-Klink, Hidden Hegemony: Who Gideon Leaves Out, The Georgetown Voice (Nov. 11, 2016), available at

  36. Brian Foley, The Case For Providing Poor People With Legal Representation For Civil Lawsuits, This is Hell! (WNUR Chicago 89.3 FM) (Jan. 24, 2015), available at

  37. Ryan Fortson, Compass: Alaska's Poor Need Legal Help in Civil Cases, Anchorage Daily News (July 15, 2013).

  38. Robert Gavin, Call for Constitutional Convention and 'Civil Gideon' For Litigants' Lawyers, Times Union (Sept. 27, 2016), available at

  39. Robert Gavin, DiNapoli Urges Rise in Legal Aid for Poor, Times Union (Sept. 17, 2013), available at

  40. Douglas Grant, Liberals Abandoned Civil Legal Aid.  Now They Need to Bring It Back., Slate (Oct. 12, 2018), available at

  41. Sue Honea, Access to Justice Summit Explores Civil Right to Counsel, Magee News (Aug. 26, 2016), available at

  42. IOLA and Civil Legal Services Task Force, Expanding Gideon: The Right to Indigent Civil Representation, New York Senate Blogger (Dec. 15, 2009) available at

  43. Wallace B. Jefferson & Harry M. Reasoner, Helping the Poor in Civil Court Cases, Houston Chronicle (Apr. 4, 2010), available at

  44. Randal Jeffrey, No Lawyer On Your Case?  Alternatives Can Help, Huffington Post (Aug. 8, 2016), available at

  45. Jilllian Jorgensen, Civil Discourse: Lawmakers and Legal Experts Want to Expand Your Right to a Lawyer, NY Observer (Aug. 20, 2015), available at

  46. T.C. Kelly, Legal Help for Low-Income Individuals in Civil Cases, FreeAdvice News (Apr. 10, 2016), available at

  47. Laura Kusisto, As Rents Rise, Cities Strengthen Tenants' Ability to Fight Eviction, Wall Street Journal (Dec. 26, 2019), available at

  48. Diane Levin, Are Mediators in the Legal System Hindering a Civil Right to Counsel? One Scholar Says Yes, Online Guide to Mediation, available at

  49. Lauren Sudeall Lucas and Darcy Meals, Every Year, Millions Try to Navigate US Courts Without a LawyerLA Times (redistributing from The Conversation) (Sept. 22, 2017), available at

  50. Legal Talk Network, 2018 Equal Justice Conference: Civil Right to Counsel in the Trump Era (June 12, 2018), audio available at

  51. Judith Lurie, Justice Out of Balance Can Take a Heavy Toll, The Wenatchee World (May 8, 2005), available at

  52. Kim Lyons, Hearing in Pittsburgh Debates Need for 'Civil Gideon', Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Oct. 29, 2013), available at

  53. Macomb County Legal News, Discussion Focuses on the Right to Counsel (April 9, 2014), available at

  54. Sean Malone, Opinion: The Right to Counsel in Civil Cases, (Dec. 23, 2014), available at

  55. Barbara Mantel, Legal-Aid Crisis: Do the Poor Have Adequate Access to Legal Services?, CQ Researcher, Vol. 21 No. 35, pp 829-852 (Oct 7, 2011).

  56. Margaret H. Marshall, Provide Legal Support To Those Most Vulnerable, Boston Globe (Oct. 29, 2011), available with subscription at

  57. Max Mitchell, Incoming Chancellor Wants to Raise Relevancy of the Bar, Legal Intelligencer (Dec. 9, 2015), available at 

  58. Walter F. Mondale, A Key Legal Right at Risk, The Washington Post (Mar. 10, 2009), available at

  59. Chris Mondics, New Leader of Local Bar Association Set To Deliver His Inaugural Address Outlining Group's Priorities, Philadelphia Inquirer (Dec. 7, 2015), available at

  60. Jennifer Moore, Family Law and Civil Gideon: The Right to Counsel in Civil Cases, Moore Family Law BLog (Oct. 1, 2014), available at

  61. Mark Morey, Poor in Need of Better Civil Case Representation, Yakima Herald-Republic (Jun. 11, 2006), available with trial subscription at

  62. National Courts Monitor, Trump's Election Boosting Efforts for 'Civil Gideon' Style Reform (Jan. 3, 2017), available at

  63. National Courts Monitor, Writer Makes Great Case for 'Civil Gidon' Rights (Dec. 10, 2016), available at

  64. Jason Newton, Lawyers for the Poor in Civil, Not Just Criminal Court, WTNH News8 (Mar. 30, 2016), available at

  65. Leon Neyfakh, Free Legal Advice—But Does It work?, Boston Globe (Dec. 23, 2012), available at

  66. Gene Nicols, Opinion: Most of NC's Poor Cannot Afford Legal
    Representation, Raleigh News & Observer (Oct. 26, 2013), available at

  67. Gene R. Nichol, Why Not Counsel in Civil Cases Too? The News and Observer (Nov. 23, 2009), available at

  68. Marilyn Odendahl, Alternative Approaches: Pew Study Finds Civil Legal Problems Impacting 47% of Households, The Indiana Lawyer (Jan. 8, 2020), available at

  69. Charles Ogletree Jr., Op Ed: Expand the Sound of Gideon's Voice, Toledo Blade (April 29, 2012), available at

  70. Clare Pastore, Rescuing Legal Aid, The LA Times (Feb. 23, 2009), available at

  71. John Pollock, Letter to the Editor Responding to "The Justice Gap: How Big Law Is Failing Legal Aid", American Lawyer (Oct. 1, 2015), letter available with free account at

  72. John Pollock, Op-Ed: Wyoming Parents Can Go to Jail Without Legal Counsel, (Mar. 15, 2013), available at

  73. John Pollock, The Right to Counsel: A Tool for Fighting and Preventing Poverty, Public Justice Center Blog (Mar. 20, 2014).

  74. 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).

  75. Mana Rabiee, Activists Push for Right to Counsel in US Civil Cases, Voice of America News (Dec. 2, 2011), video available at

  76. Ryan J. Reilly, Tribe: 'Endless Opportunities' in Access to Justice Initiative, Main Justice: Politics, Policy and the Law (Jun. 14, 2010), available at

  77. Robert H. Rhudy & Joe Surkiewicz, State Leads Effort to Restore Right to Counsel Under Common Law, The Daily Record (May 19, 2006), available at Casper Star-Tribune

  78. Tina Rosenberg, Legal Aid with a Digital Twist, NY Times (June 1, 2016), available at

  79. Jonathan Schreiber, Lauding and Learning: The BBA Civil Gideon Conference, Issue Spot (Boston Bar Association Blog) (Oct 31, 2013), available at

  80. James Shearin, State Faces Continued Crisis In Legal Aid Funding, Connecticut Tribune (Jan. 15, 2016), available with free account at

  81. Megan Spicer, Proposed Task Force Would Consider 'Civil Gideon' Initiative in Conn., Connecticut Law Tribune (Apr. 1, 2016), available at

  82. Joel Stashenko, NY's Chief Judge Urges Continued Focus on Civil Legal Services, New York Law Journal (Sept. 27, 2016), available at

  83. Joseph A. Sullivan, Civil Gideon and Access to Justice, Philadelphia Lawyer (Winter 2014), available at

  84. Joe Surkiewicz, PJC Leads Effort For Civil Right to Counsel, Daily Record (Oct. 20, 2013), available with subscription at

  85. Christie Thompson, Can’t Afford a Lawyer?  Civil Representation is Too Expensive for Many, but Washington State has One Solution, The Marshall Project (July 18, 2018), available at

  86. Kristi Tousignant, Clearing up Misconceptions About Civil GideonMaryland Daily Record (June 11, 2014), available at

  87. Michelle Tuccitto Sullo, Incoming CBA President Looks to Expand Membership, Cultivate New Leaders, Connecticut Law Tribune (June 18, 2015), available at  

  88. Michelle Tuccitto Sullo, New 'Civil Gideon" Task Force Has Backing of Legal Community Leaders, Connecticut Law Tribune (June 24, 2016), available at

  89. Sara Warner, 2015's Top Civil Justice Issues, Huffington Post Blog (Jan. 2, 2015), available at

  90. Katharine Webster, [New Hampshire] Commission on Courts Debates Right to Lawyers in Civil Cases, Boston Globe (Mar. 13, 2006), available at

  91. Carol J. Williams, Another Sign of Tough Times: Legal Aid for the Middle Class, The LA Times (Mar. 10, 2009), available at

  92. Eric Wolff, Justice For All: Why the Nation's Lawyers Think Everyone Should Get an Attorney in Civil Court, San Diego City Beat (Dec. 11, 2007), available at