Corpus ID: 3158445

Connecting Self-Representation to Civil Gideon: What Existing Data Reveal About When Counsel is Most Needed

@article{Engler2010ConnectingST,
  title={Connecting Self-Representation to Civil Gideon: What Existing Data Reveal About When Counsel is Most Needed},
  author={Russell Engler},
  journal={Fordham Urban Law Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={37},
  pages={37}
}
  • Russell Engler
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Fordham Urban Law Journal
Over the past decade, the phenomenon of Self-Representation in civil cases has received increased scrutiny. The courts’ struggles with huge numbers of cases involving at least one party without counsel have led to questions about the proper role of the key players in the court system and the development of programs designed to facilitate self-representation. States have created Access to Justice Commissions to develop responses to the problems of those without access. A revitalized movement… Expand
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