Timed for the 50th anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright ruling, the conference will convene leading scholars as well as national and local leaders in the access to justice movement.
November 1, 2013
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus
In Gideon v. Wainright, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state courts are required under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide counsel in criminal cases to represent defendants who are unable to afford to pay their own attorneys.
The conference will explore emerging issues and innovations that can promote access to justice in civil proceedings in the absence of a right to counsel.
Keynote speakers will include the Honorable Earl Johnson, Jr., former Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal, New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, and Justice Fern A. Fisher, director of the New York State Access to Justice Program.
For more information, visit http://law.fordham.edu/urban-law-center/30231.htm