Domestic Violence Matters: The Case for Appointed Counsel in Protective Order Proceedings

63 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2006  

Beverly Balos

University of Minnesota Law School

Abstract

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.

Keywords: domestic violence, right to counsel

Suggested Citation

Balos, Beverly, Domestic Violence Matters: The Case for Appointed Counsel in Protective Order Proceedings. Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, Forthcoming; Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-38. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=927076

Beverly Balos (Contact Author)

University of Minnesota Law School ( email )

229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

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