Category Archives: International Cooperation

The Corporate Response to Trump

I have been suggesting that the “public trust and confidence” analogy between public commitment to court processes and fairness and public politics process and fairness might be useful.  The idea is that we need to find the way to talk … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Anti-Trust, Federal Agencies, Federal Courts, International Cooperation, Judicial Supremacy, Political Support, Supreme Court, White House

Contribute to a UK Survey of Law Schools and Access and Technology

Richard Moorhead, a longtime UK and international expert on legal aid, innovation, and technology, is gathering information on the role of law schools in spreading these ideas. As Richard puts it: So I am asking you, if you are in … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Bar Associations, De-Regulation, International Cooperation, International Models, Systematic Change, Technology

Relationship of Global to US Access to Justice

The upcoming Tuesday March 21 gathering, at Fordham Law School, on Unifying Global and U.S. Access to Justice Movements: The Judicial Perspective should help get us thinking about that huge and challenging topic. The speakers will be: Matthew Diller, Dean … Continue reading

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What Emma Lazarus Would Write Today

Christine Webb is a British poet of great accomplishment and also a close multi-generational family friend. I feel honored that we are able to share this magnificent poem that Christine has written in response to recent actions taken in the … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Dept. of Justice, Immigration, International Cooperation, Personal, White House | 2 Comments

On the Need for Uncompromising Reassertions of Neutral Principles Regardless of Inevitable Political Implications

There is obviously a lot to cheer about today, as different aspects of our complex, flexible, and therefore very resilient system starts to trigger its anti-fascism-antibodies. One of the most important, in the long term, may be the fact that … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Constitution, International Cooperation, Judicial Ethics, Science

Dean Minnow’s Retirement From Harvard Law Deanship Reminds Us of Law Schools Importance to and Potential For Access to Justice

In a time of many transitions, we must note the news, sad for access to justice, that Dean Martha Minnow will be retiring, after eight years of very significant achievement, from the deanship of Harvard Law School. I suspect that … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Counsel, Access to Justice Generally, Incubators, International Cooperation, International Models, Non-Lawyer Practice, Outcome Measures, Personal, Simplification, Systematic Change, Transitions

Analysis of Article 50 of Lisbon Treaty – The Secession Provision

It is strange that there has been so little analysis of Article 50 of the 2007 Lisbon Treaty, which is being relied on in the UK’s apparently likely request for withdrawal. I share with you, therefore, this fascinating article by … Continue reading

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Forced to Choose, In Spirit I Become a European-American Today, Rather Than a British-American

Given the immigration and access implications, I am re-posting the below from my politics and humor blog. Watching the results last night, I started to realize that I now feel more European then British.  If, as a result of the … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration, International Cooperation

Important Suggestions for All of Us as State Dept Official Comments on What Retired Foreign Service Officers Can and Might Tell People Around the World to Reassure About US Stability

At the American Foreign Services Association day at the U.S State Department on Friday, I got to ask John Heffern, Principal Assistant Deputy Secretary, and a career officer, about what retired Foreign Services Officers could and might tell their friends … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, International Cooperation

China, Environmentalists and the Rule of Law

China’s crackdown on independent expression continues, and we always wonder what we can do. Maybe one approach may come from what at least some commentators believe is a greater interest in international cooperation from the Chinese leadership in the environmental … Continue reading

Posted in International Cooperation

Presidential Memorandum on Access to Justice and Legal Aid Interagency Roundtale is Major Milestone in Creating the National ATJ Mosaic

A big deal.  The President has put in place a Presidential Memorandum on access to justice and the Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR).  This joins the Conference of Chiefs/COSCA 100% Resolution as the second huge piece in the national Mosaic … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Budget Issues, Discrimination, Funding, International Cooperation, Outcome Measures, Research and Evalation, Tools, White House | 6 Comments

Meeting on ATJ and UN Development Goals in NY on Sept 24 Offers Opportunity to Engage Important Subject

As David Udell has been urging, it is long past time for US access to justice advocates to engage with the UN on Goal 16 of its Development Goals, dealing with access to justice, and with its potential implications.  As … Continue reading

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Canadian ATJ Report is a Model for the World

The Canadian Action Committee on Access to Civil and Family Justice, has issued its Report, Access to Civil and Family Justice: A Roadmap for Change.  (It was issued on October, and I am long overdue in my report on a … Continue reading

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What Are the Implications of George Soros Endorsing Access To Justice As An International Development Goal

George Soros blogged yesterday about his belief that access to justice should be one of the key measurable goals in the United Nations approach to eradicating poverty by 2030. He writes: What does that mean? It means that anyone should … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Funding, International Cooperation, International Models

Guest Post From World Bank’s Paul Prettitore on Legal Aid in Jordan

Here is a fascinating guest post from Paul Prettitore of the World Bank on knowlege of, and access to, legal aid in Jordan.  Readers will find many resonances, and also many differences.  I think we have a lot to learn … Continue reading

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