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Begging for representation

February 20, 2012
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If you’re an indigent criminal defendant, the state provides you with a lawyer for free. But there is no such guarantee for needy Massachusetts residents involved in civil cases, such as home foreclosures or the threat of losing medical coverage. Especially in tough economic times, the most vulnerable citizens are left to fend for themselves in court. The state and legal community should do all they can to provide the necessary services.

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