CIVIL LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE: BREAKING POINT OR OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE

Seattle, Washington
Friday, February 19, 2010
 

    

CIVIL LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE: BREAKING POINT OR OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE
Friday, February 19, 2010 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Seattle University School of Law
1191 E. Columbia
Sullivan Hall, Room C5
Seattle, Washington 98122-1090
USA

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“CIVIL LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE:  BREAKING POINT OR OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE”

This program is sold out.

A symposium and CLE program sponsored by the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University School of Law, University of Washington School of Law, and Gonzaga University School of Law

DETAILED AGENDA (6.5 CLE CREDITS)

8:00 – 8:45: REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

8:45 – 9:00: OPENING REMARKS
     Professor Robert Chang, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality 
     Dean Designate Mark Niles, Seattle University School of Law
     Dean Kellye Testy, University of Washington School of Law

9:00 – 10:30: WHY A RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION? LAYING THE FOUNDATION
Moderator:
     Deb Gardner, Public Justice Center
Panelists:
     Clare Pastore, Professor, USC School of Law
Discussion of constitutional history, Lassiter v Department of Social Services, and the judicial development of the law
     Laura Abel, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law
ABA resolution and subsequent leadership initiatives, developments in right to counsel nationally, and the movement’s relationship to existing legal aid systems
     Rebecca Sandefur, Assistant Professor of Sociology and (by courtesy) Law, Stanford University
Discussion of the difference a lawyer makes in case outcomes, access to justice, and fundamental fairness within the system

10:30 - 10:45: BREAK

10:45 - 12:15: ADDRESSING THE UNMET NEED: HOW AND WHERETO
Moderator:
     Michele Storms, UW School of Law, Executive Director, Gates Scholarship Program 
Panelists:
     Patricia Lantz, Washington State Legislative Representative (ret.)
     Michael Finigan, Director of Policy Research, NW Professional Consortium Research
Preliminary findings from recent research on unmet needs in housing eviction cases
     Russell Engler, Professor, New England School of Law
Legal Aid structures and the systems’ response to pro se litigants
     Laura Abel, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law
Discussion of current pilot projects, the lack of counsel in foreclosure cases, and strategies for moving forward

12:15 - 1:30: LUNCH PROVIDED

1:30 – 2:00 KEYNOTE SPEECH – CHIEF JUSTICE BARBARA MADSEN, WASHINGTON STATE SUPREME COURT 
Introduction by Paula Boggs, Starbucks Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary;  and Honorary Co-Chair, Campaign for Equal Justice

2:00 – 3:15: SPECIAL POPULATIONS AND PROCEEDINGS AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE: REPRESENTATION TO OVERCOME SPECIAL ACCESS BARRIERS
Moderator:
     Ada Shen-Jaffe, Seattle University School of Law Public Interest Scholar and Professor/Special Assistant to Dean
Panelists:
     Casey Trupin, Staff Attorney, Columbia Legal Services
Children in Dependency and Truancy Proceedings
     Matt Adams, Legal Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Immigrants/Limited English Proficiency
     Lisa Brodoff,  Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Clinical Programs, Korematsu Center Fellow
Persons with Disabilities; Administrative Hearings
     Beverly Balos, Visiting Professor, Seattle University School of Law
Survivors of Domestic Violence

3:15 – 3:30: BREAK

3:30 – 5:00: MODELING JUSTICE: ACHIEVING JUSTICE THROUGH STANDARDS
LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE U.S. INDIGENT DEFENSE EXPERIENCE AND CIVIL REPRESENTATION INTERNATIONALLY

Moderator:
     Salvador Mungia, WSBA President
Panelists:
     Laura Abel, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law
Core values and the national landscape on indigent criminal defense
     Joanne Moore, Parents Representation Project, Office of Public Defense
Translating the right to counsel to effective representation
     Clare Pastore, Professor, USC School of Law
The California Model Access to Justice Act
     Raven Lidman, Clinical Professor, Seattle University School of Law
International Standards of the Civil Right to Counsel

5:00 - 5:15    QUESTIONS, WRAP-UP AND COURSE EVALUATIONS

5:15pm HOSTED RECEPTION  

 

 

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Payment by check:  Please make check(s) payable to Seattle University School of Law and attach or include information identifying the registrant(s) and program(s) attended.   Mail to SU Law School CLE Department, Sullivan Hall, Room 200J,  901 12th Avenue, PO Box 222000, Seattle WA 98122-1090.

    Group Registration:  Applicable fees for all registrants in a group will be charged to the first person registered in the group as one transaction.   If different members of the group are paying individually (for example with different credit cards), individual registrations are required.

Questions?  Contact Seattle University School of Law Continuing Legal Education Office
PO Box 222000,  Seattle, WA  98122-1090  
206-398-4233
cle@seattleu.edu


 
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