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National Conference on Community Based Access to Justice Volunteers, Partnerships and Technology

Sunday, January 18, 2004

  • Organization: Selfhelpsupport.org
You are cordially invited to attend the National Conference on Community Based Access to Justice - Volunteers, Partners and Technology on February 18-20, 2004 at the Administrative Office of the Courts in San Francisco.

Who Should Attend?
The National Conference on Community Based Access to Justice - Volunteers, Partners and Technology is open to court staff, legal services employees, self-help center staff, librarians, staff of community agencies that serve low-income persons.

Program Schedule:

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
6:00pm to 9:00pm evening reception

Thursday, February 19, 2004
9:00am to 5:00pm

Friday, February 20, 2004
9:00am to 4:00pm

Conference Topics:

  • How to run a community-based self-help center
  • What technological resources are available for free to help people with legal questions
  • The difference between legal advice and legal information
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Volunteer recruitment, training and supervision
  • Quality control and evaluation
  • Ethical Issues
  • Expanding effectiveness of workshops with technology
  • Fundraising and costs
  • Hands-on demonstrations of how to help people using the internet
  • Developing effective partnerships between courts, legal services, community agencies and libraries to help people with legal problems
  • Outreach strategies

Speakers include:

  • California Chief Justice Ronald M. George
  • Richard Zorza, consultant in Technology and Access to Justice
  • Ayn Crawley, People's Law Library Maryland
  • Wayne Moore, AARP
  • Allison McDermott, Pro Bono Net
  • Bonnie Hough, Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Robert Cohen, Legal Aid Society of Orange County - ICAN!
  • Hugh Calkins, Pine Tree Legal Assistance
  • John Greacen, Consultant in court administration
  • Harry Jacobs, Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Tina Rasnow, Self-Help Legal Access Center - Superior Court, Venturay County
  • Jill Selvaggio, Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, EZ Legal File

Co-sponsors:
American Judicature Society (AJS), Legal Services Corporation (LSC), California Commission on Access to Justice, State Bar of California's Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services, and Pro Bono Net.

For further information, contact Kevin Chew, 415-865-7533; kevin.chew@jud.ca.gov

Thanks to PBN Sponsors:

  • Epiq Systems, Inc.

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