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September 25, 2020

ABA schedules series of access-to-justice webinars for state commission chairs

CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2020 — The 2020 ABA National Meeting of State Access to Justice Commission Chairs will be held virtually this fall, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 30, with a session focusing on the state of the access-to-justice movement in the United States.

The opening program is “Where is the ATJ Commission Movement Headed in the 2020s and Beyond?” from 2-3:30 p.m. CT. The moderator will be Amy Dunn Johnson, executive director of the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission & Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation. Speakers include Judge Mark Juhas of the Los Angeles Superior Court, and chair, California Commission on Access to Justice; Justice Maria Araujo Kahn of the Supreme Court of Connecticut, and chair, Connecticut Access to Justice Commission; and Judge Lawrence Winthrop of the Arizona Court of Appeals, and chair, Arizona Commission on Access to Justice.

Other programs in the series are:

  • “The Urgency of Now: The Role of ATJ Commissions in Confronting Racism to Advance Civil Justice,” Monday, Oct. 26 from 2-3:30 p.m. CT

  • “How to Expand Access to Justice Through Local ATJ Committees, Thursday, Oct. 29, from 2-3:30 p.m. CT

The series is hosted by the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives (a project of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense).

Media can register for any or all of these sessions by emailing Bill Choyke at [email protected].

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