Access to Justice Conference

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Long title: 
Access to Justice 5 Conference
Date: 
Thu, Apr 12th 9:00 am - Sat, Apr 14th 5:00 pm
Conference location: 
Georgia State University College of Law
Country: 
USA
Sponsor organization(s) or institution(s): 
Consortium for Access to Justice: A Collaborative Community of Law Practice Incubators and Nonprofit Law Firms
and Georgia State University College of Law
Sponsor(s)' contact information: 
Conference Committee Shantelle Argyle, shantelle@openlegalservices.org Stephanie Everett, stephanie@l4ej.org Luz Herrera, Herrera@law.tamu.edu Tony Lai, tony@legal.io Meredith Miller, mmiller@tourolaw.edu Fred Rooney, fredprooney@gmail.com
URL (web address): 

http://law.gsu.edu/news-and-events/consortium-for-access-to-justice-conference/?utm_source=Bucky+Consortium+List&utm_campaign=53e1b678d0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_1_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3b2f9d9008-53e1b678d0-252362661&ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_23_2018)&mc_cid=53e1b678d0&mc_eid=dc4405718a

Access to Justice: Incubators, Nonprofit and Sliding Scale Law Firms
April 12-14, 2018
Georgia State University College of Law- Atlanta, GA

The Georgia State College of Law is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 5th annual Access to Justice Conference: Incubators, Residencies, Apprenticeships, and Non-profit Law Firms. The conference, primarily organized by the Incubator Consortium, is designed for people who are already involved in incubator or other post graduate programs for solo, small firm and non-profit practitioners, as well as for those who want to know more about how these programs work and how they contribute to enhancing social justice through improved access to law.

The conference will describe and advance the continued growth of post-graduate law programs and the new wave of affordable legal services for groups without access to legal resources. Along with the basics of creating and implementing incubator programs and non-profit law firms, the conference will address, among other topics, the impact on law school curricular reform; collaboration between bench, bar and academics; technology and delivery of legal services; evolution of lawyering role models; and access to justice for low and moderate means clients.

The conference is designed for people involved in incubator or other post-graduate programs for solo, small firm, and nonprofit practitioners, as well as for those who want to know more about how these programs work and how they contribute to enhancing social justice through improved access to law.

The conference will describe and advance the continued growth of post- graduate law programs and the new wave of affordable legal services for groups without access to legal resources. Along with the basics of creating and implementing incubator programs, non-profit and sliding scale law firms, the conference will address, among other topics:
• Training lawyers for sustainable "justice gap" practice;
• Marketing and community outreach;
• Assessing the impact of programs and practices on the community, individual clients, and lawyer satisfaction;
• Using technology and other tools to deliver services to "justice gap" clients; and
• Collaboration between bench, bar and academia
The conference includes speakers, panels, workshops and hands-on technology sessions to help participants develop concrete take-aways for immediate impact on their work.

On behalf of Georgia State University College of Law and the Consortium for Access to Justice: A Collaborative Community of Law Practice Incubators and Nonprofit Law Firms, you are invited to submit proposals for presentations and suggestions for topics and speakers for the April conference.

The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, Jan. 19.

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