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Civil Gideon: The Civil Right to Counsel Movement

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $30.00


Deadline to Register:  Friday, October 10, 2014

“If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.’ (UNLESS you’re losing your children, or your home, or your health care, or…)” -National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel.

The concept of a civil right to counsel for cases involving basic needs is gaining traction nationally. Several states have expanded the right to counsel in important civil proceedings such as housing, domestic abuse, and custody.  Building on the 2011 MSBA Civil Gideon Task Force Report, the CLE will educate participants about the right to counsel in civil proceedings involving essential basic needs, such as food and shelter, and will also discuss the legal foundation for the concept, recent national developments, and opportunities to make a difference in Minnesota.  The CLE will focus on civil and administrative law, as many basic needs, such as custody, employment, unemployment insurance, and public assistance benefits are disputed in these settings.

This is a brown-bag seminar. We will provide the coffee; you can bring your breakfast.

Cathy Haukedahl, Esq., Executive Director, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Hon. Jay M. Quam, Judge,  Fourth Judicial District

Tammy L. Pust, Chief Judge, Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings

Karissa Richardson, Esq., Solo attorney and former Interim Executive Director of Legal Assistance to Dakota County

CLE Credits:
2 Standard credits applied for | Event Code: 196661

Remote Participation:
Teleconferencing and webcasting are available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering. Instructions will be sent via e-mail on Tuesday, October 14.

Administrative Law or Civil Litigation Section Members:  Free
MSBA Member but not a member of the Administrative Law or Civil Litigation Sections:  $20.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00
Law Students: Free

Join the Administrative Law or Civil Litigation Sections:  MSBA members who are not members of either section can join one/both of the section(s) & attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add a section to your membership and then contact Sue Bores to register for this meeting at no charge.

Section members can register online using this link: Non-section members can use this link to register and pay by credit card. 
To pay by check, use the registration form located here.

Need to cancel?  Please see our cancellation policy.


Questions?  Contact:
Sue Bores l l 612-278-6325

No sessions have been associated with this event.