Talks on Law: The Right to An Attorney is Under Threat
TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017

The Legal Aid Society’s Attorney-In-Chief, Seymour W. James Jr., on Talks on Law explains that the lack of funding in state courts is one of the biggest reasons the “Right to Counsel” is under threat, and explains what happens when that right is undermined.

 

Talks on Law
The Right to An Attorney is Under Threat

The Sixth Amendment provides a right to counsel for indigents in criminal cases, but that right may be an empty promise when public defense organizations lack funding to provide adequate assistance. Seymour James, Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society, explains to host, Joel Cohen, the impact on access to justice for the poor when that right is undermined.



This article originally appeared on Talks On Law.