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How to Start Advocating a Right to Counsel in Civil Cases in Your State

A Look at Ohio

By Marcia Palof

If the history of the right to counsel in criminal cases is any indication, advocates must lead on the state level to establish a right to counsel in civil cases. Advocating such a right is only fundamentally fair. And advocates may even find that joining a civil-right-to-counsel movement can invigorate their work.

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