Fordham Law Shool Plans Broad Access Symposium Nov 1 in NYC

Fordham Law School plans a broad Symposium on Access to Justice, on Nov 1 at their campus near Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

While I find the formal title “Until Civil Gideon” a little confusing, the overall agenda gives a feel for an overall analysis of the non-Gideon elements of a comprehensive access strategy, and how they relate to Gideon components of such a strategy.

The session titles are revealing:

  • Civil Gideon?
  • The Role of Non-lawyers
  • Unbundled Legal Services
  • Technology and Self-Help
  • Court Innovations

The announcement says “While obtaining a form of civil Gideon is a goal, the conference will ask, from a broad variety of perspectives, what are the best strategies until that point?”  Personally I think that as a practical matter most people accept that we are likely to end up at best with a system of triage that ensures that those who need counsel to be heard will get counsel.  I will be one of the responders to Earl Johnson’s opening presentation (Civil Gideon?), and look forward to an opportunity for a discussion about developing a strategic consensus.

Chief Judge Lippman will deliver the keynote.  Given his visionary leadership, that should be something to hear.

Registration information (including pricing — very low except for those seeking CLE) is here.

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One Response to Fordham Law Shool Plans Broad Access Symposium Nov 1 in NYC

  1. Mary Jane Ciccarello says:

    Thanks for posting about the Fordham event. Let’s hope that more discussion about these issues continues around the country. The SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah is hosting a day-long CLE addressing related issues. See:
    Twin Crises in the Law: Underserved Middle Class Clients and Underemployed Lawyers

    Friday, September 27, 2013; 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Utah Law & Justice Center

    Six hours of general CLE and one hour of professionalism and civility CLE for as low as $25. Register Here >>

    There are twin crises in the law: (1) underserved middle class clients; and (2) underemployed lawyers. The CLE presenters explain these twin crises, identify related issues, and map out paths going forward. The CLE presenters include:
    Justice Christine M. Durham has been on the Utah Supreme Court since 1982, and served as Chief Justice and Chair of the Utah Judicial Council from 2002 to 2012.
    Former Chief Justice Michael D. Zimmerman is a partner in Zimmerman Jones Booher LLC, an appellate boutique. He served on the Utah Supreme Court from 1984–2000 and as Chief Justice from 1994–1998.
    Judge Wiliam B. Bohling has served as a mediator since his retirement from the bench in 2004. His mediations focus on high-conflict, complex, and multiparty commercial, tort and employment cases.
    Judge Royal I. Hansen was appointed to the Third District Court in July 2003 by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt. He is the founding judge of the South Valley Felony Drug Court.
    Senator Stephen H. Urquhart owns his own law practice in St. George. He has worked for fourteen years in the Utah Legislature to improve access to justice.
    Curtis M Jensen is one of the founding partners of Snow Jensen & Reece, P.C. where he represents clients in all aspects of real estate, construction, banking, business, and litigation. Mr. Jensen is currently serving as President of the Utah State Bar.
    Rodney G. Snow is President, Shareholder, and Director of Clyde Snow in Salt Lake City and is the Chair of its White Collar Independent Investigation and ADR Practice Groups. Mr. Snow recently served as President of the Utah State Bar.
    Robert W. Adler is the Interim Dean and the James I. Farr Chair and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law.
    James R. Holbrook is a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law where he teaches negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
    Brett G. Scharffs is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law, and Associate Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at the Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School.
    Keith A. Call is a shareholder at Snow, Christensen & Martineau where he defends lawyers and other professionals in malpractice cases and handles complex intellectual property and commercial litigation matters.
    Linda M. Jones is an appellate specialist and a founding member of Zimmerman Jones Booher LLC. She also teaches appellate advocacy at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law.
    Mary Jane Ciccarello has been the Director of the Utah State Courts Self-Help Center since 2007. She is also the Co-Director of the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging.
    Megan Green is a career counselor in the Professional Development Office at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law.
    Beth A. Hansen is the Director of Career Services at the Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School.
    Abby M. Dizon-Maughan is an associate at Arnold & Wadsworth where her practice centers on criminal defense.
    Jacque M. Ramos is the founder of J. Ramos Law Firm where she maintains a general civil litigation practice.
    Jonathan R. Hornok is a 3L at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law where he is the executive editor of Utah Law Review OnLaw.
    This event is presented by the Utah State Bar & Utah Law Review OnLaw

    For the full agenda visit the event website >>

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