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John Pollock honored with NLADA’s Innovations in Equal Justice Award

May 11, 2018: Recognizing his leadership in the movement for a right to counsel, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association honored PJC attorney John Pollock with its Innovations in Equal Justice award. The award “honors an individual who has made outstanding career contributions to creativity and innovation in the delivery of legal service to poor people.” At the award ceremony this spring, the NLADA’s Radhika Singh highlighted John’s work to build the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel, supporting litigation, legislation, and other state and local initiatives across the country that advocate for the right to an attorney when basic needs are at stake. As Radhika shared, “…his laser focus, advocacy, and determination to figure out and deliver what is needed to get things done, is THE reason a civil right to counsel on issues of basic human needs no longer seems unachievable – the reason this is turning into a reality in jurisdictions across the country.” Congratulations, John!

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