Category Archives: Transitions

New Public Welfare Foundation President Announced

Good news The Public Welfare Foundation has announced that their new President, effective October 1, will be Candice Jones, currently Senior Advisor at Chicago CRED in Illinois.  As the announcement notes: Previously, she served as Director of the Illinois Department … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Public Welfare Foundation, Transitions

Tribute to Judge Fern Fisher On Her Retirement From The New York Courts

Judge Fern Fisher of New York has been a stalwart of the national access to justice movement.  See here. for how frequently she has appeared in this blog. So her retirement from the courts is a sad moment. Based on … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Incubators, Transitions

Karen Lash, LAIR, Transitions and the Future

Another sad but expected one. As Karen Lash of the DOJ Access to Justice Office announced, with her usual grace and optimism, in an email earlier today: Today is my last day with the U.S. Department of Justice Office for … Continue reading

Posted in Dept. of Justice, Funding, LAIR, Transitions

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