Civil Right to Counsel Initiative
The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law & Equality at Seattle University School of Law and the Committee for Indigent Representation and Civil Legal Equality (CIRCLE) at the Northwest Justice Project announce the formation of the Civil Right to Counsel Initiative. To kick off the Initiative, the Korematsu Center and CIRCLE are presenting a Civil Right to Counsel Symposium to be held at Seattle University in February 2010.
The symposium will bring together a variety of civil right to counsel stakeholders including academics, legal aid practitioners, judges, bar leadership, and legislators to engage in a discussion about the civil right to counsel landscape nationally and in Washington State. The substance of the symposium will focus specifically on the civil right to counsel for low income individuals as part of the much broader access to justice framework. The symposium will serve as an education vehicle for lawyers and students and as a workshop for interested parties.