This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
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John Pollock

National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel
Baltimore MD
John Pollock is a staff attorney for the Public Justice Center who has served for the past nine years as the coordinator of the National Coalition for the Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC). The NCCRC works to establish the right to counsel for low-income individuals in civil cases involving basic human needs such as child custody, housing, safety, and public benefits. He is the recipient of the 2018 Innovations Award from the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA). Previously, John was the enforcement director for the Central Alabama Fair Housing Center and a law fellow for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2005. He is the author of a number of law review articles, including The Case Against Case-By-Case: Courts Identifying Categorical Rights to Counsel in Basic Human Needs Civil Cases, 61 Drake L.J. 763 (Spring 2013), and It’s Not Triage if the Patient Bleeds Out, 161 U. Penn. L.R. 40 (2012).