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The Poor Lack Access To Counsel
 
Retaining Counsel is an expensive endeavour for those living below the poverty guideline; however, even for the middle class, the cost of retaining Counsel in most legal matters are beyond their reach, which may result in serious hardship.  In plain English, the litigant right to litigate is apportioned to those with the financial means of accessing the civil justice system.  Moreover, the poverty-stricken litigant must declare the “Pauper Oath before gaining access to the Civil Justice System.