Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


Deborah Weimer


The last decade has seen an increase in focus on the plight of the unrepresented, as well as a recognition that these needs are growing dramatically. In 2006, the American Bar Association formally adopted a resolution calling for the provision of counsel to low income individuals in cases involving shelter, sustenance, safety, health and child custody. The ABA recognized the social costs in each of these areas when counsel is not available.