San Francisco enacts ordinance declaring intent to become first "right to civil counsel city"

01/01/2012, Legislation, All Basic Human Needs

The San Francisco Council passed an ordinance declaring its intention to become the first "right to civil counsel city."  The ordinance has received extensive media and state bar coverage:




Recently, the San Francisco Chronicle ran an opinion piece supporting a right to counsel in eviction cases and urging greater city funding for tenant defense.