University of the District of Columbia Law Review


John Pollock


Given the recent celebrations of Gideon v. Wainwright's 5 0 th anniversary,' it is most appropriate that this Symposium issue focuses on the civil right to counsel. While Gideon was only about the right to counsel in criminal cases, many of the events and articles marking the anniversary discussed the interplay between criminal and civil cases,2 even reaching the front page of the New York Times 3 and various radio shows. 4 Yet historically, criminal and civil cases have rarely been discussed simultaneously.

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