Civil Gideon Law in Israel

The International Bar Association just blogged about a law passed in Israel back in November that requires the Israel Bar Association to provide legal representation to low-income persons. It’s up to the Bar Association to develop the details of the program (they currently have a volunteer lawyers program that provides legal assistance in a non-mandatory fashion), but this is a huge step forward towards recognizing a right to legal counsel in all proceedings, not just criminal.

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