Posted inThe Dig

Attorney: Detroiters facing eviction deserve right to counsel in courtrooms

By Ted Phillips  Detroit City Council President Mary Sheffield and other councilmembers are considering introducing a new ordinance that would provide Detroit residents facing eviction with a right to legal representation.  These types of ordinances, known as right-to-counsel laws, have been enacted in cities throughout the country, including New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Toledo. […]