Georgia State University College of Law will host the Access to Justice 5 Conference on April 12-14. The conference is designed for people involved in incubator or other post-graduate programs for solo, small firm, and nonprofit practitioners, as well as for those who want to know more about how these programs work and how they contribute to enhancing social justice through improved access to law.
The conference, set for Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14, will describe and advance the continued growth of post- graduate law programs and the new wave of affordable legal services for groups without access to legal resources. Along with the basics of creating and implementing incubator programs, non-profit and sliding scale law firms, the conference will address, among other topics:
- Training lawyers for sustainable "justice gap" practice;
- Marketing and community outreach;
- Assessing the impact of programs and practices on the community, individual clients, and lawyer satisfaction;
- Using technology and other tools to deliver services to "justice gap" clients; and
- Collaboration between bench, bar and academia.
The conference will include speakers, panels, workshops and hands-on technology sessions to help participants develop concrete take-aways that will have immediate impact on their work.