National Meeting of State Access to Justice Commission Chairs

ABA National Meeting of State Access to Justice Commission Chairs: 2020 Webinar Series

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Please register separately for each individual session listed below, using the registration links provided. Except for the “Access to Justice Welcome Reception”(which will be using REMO), all sessions will be using the Zoom platform. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email that contains the join link (URL) to attend that particular session – this join link is unique to you and should not be shared with others. Please save the join link for each session that you will be attending, in your calendar or other convenient place, to ensure easy access on the day of the session.

More information (including agenda, speakers, and Table Talk options) can be viewed by clicking on the registration page for that session (at Register Here!).

LIVE WEBINARS (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Opening Plenary: Where is the ATJ Commission Movement Headed in the 2020s and Beyond?

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
2:00 – 3:30 pm Central Time
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  • Including welcome remarks by ABA President Trish Refo, a report on the ABArray legal aid funding data collection project, and a panel discussion with audience Q&A (click on registration link for more details).

Access to Justice Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
4:00 – 6:00 pm Central Time
Cosponsored by ABA Antitrust Law Section
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  • Join us for social networking fun to kick off the 2020 Webinar Series (featuring a brief, special presentation on SCLAID’s 100th anniversary)!

Commission Staff Breakout Session

Monday, October 5, 2020
2:00 – 3:30 pm Central Time
Invite-Only

Commission Chairs/Judicial Liaisons Breakout Session

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
2:00 – 3:30 pm Central Time
Invite-Only

Table Talks I

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
2:00 – 2:45 pm Central Time
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  • Facilitated breakout discussions; attendees may choose among 6 different Table Talk topics (click on registration link for more details)

The Urgency of Now: The Role of ATJ Commissions in Confronting Racism to Advance Civil Justice

Monday, October 26, 2020
2:00 – 3:15 pm Central Time
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  • Panel discussion with audience Q&A (click on registration link for more details)

Table Talks II

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
1:00 – 1:45 pm Central Time
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  • Facilitated breakout discussions; attendees may choose among 8 different Table Talk topics (click on registration link for more details) 

Closing Plenary: How to Expand Access to Justice Through Local ATJ Committees

Thursday, October 29, 2020
2:00 – 3:30 pm Central Time
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  • Panel discussion with audience Q&A plus Closing Ignite Talks (click on registration link for more details)

ON DEMAND WEBINARS (NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED):

Civil Legal Aid Funding in the Time of COVID-19

The civil justice community knows that civil legal aid providers are essential front-line responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. That's because in addition to health care needs, there is a surge of COVID-19 related civil legal problems flowing from lost jobs and housing, food insecurity, debt collectors, unemployment and other public benefits, bankruptcy, increased risk of domestic violence, and more. But not all state and local government policymakers know that legal aid providers must be there to mitigate the economic and related challenges that COVID-19 affected individuals and families experience as a consequence of unemployment, social distancing orders, and employment-related health/safety risks. When Congress passed the CARES Act and appropriated funds to help state and local governments address the fallout, they gave those government decisionmakers enormous discretion about how to spend billions of dollars. Join us on Friday, June 26th at 1:00 pm EST to hear how some legal aid leaders persuaded those government decisionmakers to fund help for the tsunami of legal issues that are already flowing from the crisis.

Panel Speakers:

  • Shubi Deoras, Counsel/Director, ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives
  • Karen A. Lash, Practitioner-in-Residence and Director, The Justice in Government Project at American University School of Public Affairs
  • Jim Bamberger, Director, Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid
  • Patrick Cicero, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network
  • Stephanie Harris, Director of Development, Ohio State Legal Services Association

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Questions?

Please contact Shubi Deoras, Counsel/Director, ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives,  at shubi.deoras@americanbar.org