Wednesday, November 09 2022, Gideon and Civil Gideon

5:30 pm 

Gideon and Civil Gideon

The program will begin by presenting the story behind Gideon v. Wainwright from a news magazine perspective, and will depict dramatic reenactments of interviews of key players in this landmark case, including Clarence Earl Gideon while he was in prison; Abe Fortas, who represented Gideon in the Supreme Court; and Bruce R. Jacob, who represented the State of Florida. The program will conclude with a live, unscripted debate about so-called Civil Gideon, i.e., whether the right to counsel should be extended to certain civil cases. Message from Blank Rome: Blank Rome asks that you do not come to our office if you are exhibiting Symptoms of COVID-19 or you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past five days. If you have had COVID-19 within the past 5 days, we request that you test negative before coming to our office. Additionally, facial masks are optional within our office and are available to all visitors upon request.

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