Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The Right to Counsel in Immigration and Removal Cases: Panels

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The Right to Counsel in Immigration and Removal Cases, part 1

Mark Noferi and Erin Corcoran discuss civil Gideon in the immigration context, and alternatives to a constitutional guarantee of representation.

Erin Corcoran presents her work arguing that efforts to create counsel entitlements for defendants in removal proceedings have failed, and that advocacy efforts should focus on nonlawyer representatives and forms of “unbundled” services.

Mark Noferi discusses his work arguing for further empirical research to define and test the distinctions between lawyers and non-lawyer immigration advocates, and to examine the implications of “two-tiered” representation for the larger civil Gideon debate.

The Right to Counsel in Immigration and Removal Cases, part 2

Maurice Hew, Carla Reyes, and Careen Shannon discuss their articles on the right to counsel in the immigration context:

Expanding the Civil Immigration