How The Comprehensive Bibliography Works


This bibliography consists of most relevant civil right to counsel materials (law review articles, cases, media stories, studies/reports, resolutions, and so on) known to the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC).


A few cautions/notes about the bibliography are necessary:


  • Hyperlinks are provided where known, but given the volatility of the Internet, they are not guaranteed to work.

  • Not every case involving the civil right to counsel is included. In particular, there are many cases involving the right to counsel in termination of parental rights, abuse/neglect, civil commitment, and civil contempt that are not included. Cases that are included are either particularly significant (often because they involve a subject area that has little case law) or involved NCCRC directly.

  • At times, certain materials may be listed as being on file with NCCRC; to inquire about obtaining these, email us with your specific request.

  • With respect to organization, items related to a particular subject (example: housing, or pilots) will always be found in the bibliography section related to that particular subject, rather than in the section for a particular state, even if the item focuses on a particular state. In other words, a study, pilot, speech, initiative, bill, or law review article concerning housing will only be found in the "housing" area of "Specific Topics". It will not be found in anywhere in the "Civil Right to Counsel Generally" section.


Also, please note that there may be a delay before the comprehensive bibliography first opens.


With that all in mind, continue on to the comprehensive bibliography.