Domestic Violence Matters: The Case for Appointed Counsel in Protective Order Proceedings
University of Minnesota Law School
Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, Forthcoming
Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-38
A conventional reading of United States Supreme Court rulings on the right to counsel in civil cases would conclude that petitioners in protective order proceedings would have no right to appointed counsel. This article challenges this view and shows how Supreme Court jurisprudence, in fact, supports the conclusion that due process requires victims of domestic violence to have the benefit of appointed counsel.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 63
Keywords: domestic violence, right to counsel
Date posted: September 1, 2006