A Push for Legal Aid in Civil Cases Finds Its Advocates – NYTimes.com

The “civil Gideon” movement presses on.
The Artigas family was facing eviction because they had brought their  granddaughter – aged 12 –  into their home – an illegal tenancy the landlord said.  The child’s mother had died in an auto accident.  They couldn’t afford a lawyer.

A Push for Legal Aid in Civil Cases Finds Its Advocates – NYTimes.com

By ERIK ECKHOLM and IAN LOVETT

But the Artigas were lucky. They traveled to the nearby county courthouse and joined the tense line that gathers most mornings outside the Eviction Assistance Center, a legal aid office in the same building as the housing court.

via OTHERWISE: A Push for Legal Aid in Civil Cases Finds Its Advocates – NYTimes.com.

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