Califoria Self-Help Family Law Conference March 6-7 With Pre-conference March 5

This speaks for itself.  The California AOC has long been a leader not only in deploying innovations, but in encouraging national outreach and debate.  Note the court staff discount.  Note also the pre-conference, described below.

The Administrative Office of the Courts and the Legal Aid Association of California are proud to announce the 2014 Self-Help/Family Law Conference in San Francisco!

This training, facilitated by attorneys, court staff, and other experts, provides numerous education opportunities and practical resources for self help center staff, interpreters, law librarians, court staff and  family law advocates working in the legal services community.
WHEN: Preconference:  Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 10 – 5:00 pm
                Main conference:  Thursday and Friday, March 6-7, 2014, from 9 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
          Special event:  Dinner with Richard Zorza on the evolution of self help services and visions for the future on Thursday at 5:30 – included in conference registration.

WHERE: Administrative Office of the Courts, at 455 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA.

HOW: Please register for the 2014 Family Law/Self-Help Conference by clicking here. Early registration ends on February 24.
 Please remember that LAAC Members and court staff receive a $125 discount!
For a full agenda and a list of trainings, click here. To register for the conference, click here.
The preconference will have a two full day workshops.  One on expungements and ways to assist persons who are reentering society to clean up their criminal record as possible and handle child support and other family law issues.  The other is offered by the Stanford Design (d) School on user centered design for self help and legal aid programs.  The cost of the preconference is $35 per person including lunch, snacks and materials.
Any other questions? Feel free to email Patrick Fodell, LAAC program associate, at or  Joseph Nguyen, AOC staff at

The pre-conference, presented in cooperation with folks from the Stanford Design School, looks exciting.

Access by Design Workshop

This workshop will be a hands-on training in how self help centers and legal aid services can be made more user-friendly, engaging & client-centered.  Using a design approach, we will work together to go from ideas of how  services may be improved to robust prototypes of how new services and tools may be rolled-out.  The focus will be to train participants in collaborative and creative methods and, while doing so, to develop strong ideas for new apps, websites, forms, services, and technologies that could improve the efficiency & quality of self help and legal aid services.


About richardzorza

I am deeply involved in access to justice and the patient voice movement.
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1 Response to Califoria Self-Help Family Law Conference March 6-7 With Pre-conference March 5

  1. Ainsile Embree says:

    This posting and the previous one about legal help gives me hope for a more just and equitable world. If you wrote out your talk, I would love to see it.

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