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Putting People First: People Centered Justice at Home and Abroad

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The program featured remarks by Justice Stephen Breyer and other leaders in the justice sector, as well as spotlight domestic and international programs across the ABA, such as the Commission on Immigration, Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, and the Rule of Law Initiative.


9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Introductory Remarks

  • Scott Carlson, ABA Associate Executive Director of the Center for Global Programs
  • "Increasing Access to Justice in the US: Some Better Options" - Alan Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law & Professorial Lecturer in Law, GWU Law
  • Opening Remarks - Justice Stephen Breyer, ABA ROLI’s Board Chair and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. from 1994 to 2022 
  • “What is People Centered Justice?” - Elizabeth Andersen, Executive Director, World Justice Project
  • "Office for Access to Justice" - Rachel Rossi, Director of the Office for Access to Justice, U.S. Department of Justice 
  • "Democracy, Rule of Law, and People-centered Justice" - Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, ABA ROLI’s Vice Board Chair and Senior Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Panel One: Co-designing Justice: Engaging Data and Justice Users to Improve Accessibility, Systems, and Outcomes

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Plenary featuring 2022 Nobel Peace Prize Winners

1:15 - 3:00 PM

Panel Two: Increasing Access to Justice through Fundamental System Change and Service Delivery

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Closing Plenary

  • Scott Carlson, ABA Associate Executive Director of the Center for Global Programs
  • Dr. Sam Muller, Founding Director of The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law