As in prior years, there will be a pre-conference focusing on self-represented issue the day before the main Equal Justice Conference. The pre-conference is Wed May 16, and the main conference is Thur May 17, to Sat May 19. The gathering is in Jacksonville Florida.
It will be possible, at a cost of only $75, to register only for this pre-conference, although the Self-Represented Litigation Network strongly urges attendees of the benefits of attending both the pre-conference and the full conference. There will be lots of sessions at the full conference of great relevance to us, including on the past and future of unbundling, and LEP programs for the self-represented. Some other panels:
- Brick and Mortar Self Help Centers + Technology=Magic
- Empirical Research on Delivery of Legal Services: What Can We Learn? Why Do
We Need It?”
- Evaluating the Effectiveness of Telephone Legal Hotlines
- Helping Immigrant Clients: Legal Service and Pro Bono Models to Reach Under-
- Interactive Ethical Issues in Intake and Hotline Services
- Legal Hotlines and Beyond: Multiple Functions to Meet Multiple Needs
- Librarians Collaborating to Meet Citizen’s Needs for Access to Legal
- Low Bono: Serving Clients Above Traditional Eligibility Guidelines
- Not in My State: Self Represented Litigation From the Ground Up in
- Programs to Assist Self-Represented Litigants in the Federal Courts: Continuing an Open Conversation
- Strategic Use of Non-Lawyer Professionals
- The Implications of Turner v. Rogers for Access Institutions
- What are Online Forms and How Can Access to Justice Communities Use
- Worthwhile Exploration, or Contradiction? Integrating Limited Representation into the Civil Right to Counsel Model
Here is the description of the pre-conference:
Self-Represented Litigation Network Educational Program Wednesday, May 16 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This program brings together court, private and pro bono bar and legal aid practitioners in self-represented litigation. Educational sessions will cover a broad range of innovations, research, and collaborations, with a particular focus on the implications for state and local programs of changes in the national environment. A significant portion of the time will be spent in sharing and group problem solving. This pre- conference is open to all practitioners, including those working for and with courts, law and public libraries, law schools, and in unbundled representation, regardless of their participation in the Self-Represented Litigation Network.
Cost: $75 (includes lunch on Wednesday; breakfast NOT included). (Non-members interested in SRL issues are welcome to attend.)
Here is registration information:
To register for the Self-Represented Litigants Networking Educational Program at $75, please complete the form, scan, and email to erin.wellin(at)americanbar.org. If paying by check, please send to:
Re: SRLN EJC Session
American Bar Association
321 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
Indicate that you are only selecting the pre-conference and not the entire EJC registration rate.
If you are planning on attending the conference as well as this session, please register online by visiting http://www.americanbar.org/calendar/2012/05/equal_justice_conference/registration.html
Hoping to see lots of people there.