Joseph Sullivan

Private sector (Pennsylvania)
Co-chair of the Association's Civil Gideon and Access to Justice Task Force.

Links: (Current as of: March 20, 2017)


News Story

Study: Major Benefits Seen in Investing in Counsel for Low-Income Tenants Facing Eviction

Joseph Sullivan
January 11, 2019
On Nov. 13, 2018, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Civil Gideon and Access to Justice Task Force released a landmark cost-benefit study that addressed in detail the benefits to low-income tenants—and to the city of Philadelphia—of providing legal representation to tenants facing eviction in court proceedings.


Philly has eviction problem. Right to counsel legislation could help solve it.

Rochelle M. Fedullo, Catherine Carr, Joseph Sullivan
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 17, 2019
Those most affected by evictions in Philadelphia are most likely to be our city’s most vulnerable populations: black women with children, older people and those raising grandchildren, veterans, people with disabilities, and low-income households.


Philly tenants should have access to legal aid

Deborah R. Gross, Catherine Carr, Joseph Sullivan
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 17, 2017
Philadelphia should follow the example of Washington and New York and move toward making legal representation in eviction and foreclosure proceedings a right, not a privilege available only to those who can afford it.

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