National ATJ Meeting 2021
- 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
- Eastern Time (US & Canada)
- By: ABA
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- Civil Rights
- Prisons/Criminal Records
- Access to Justice
- Legal Research
2021 National Meeting of State Access to Justice Commission Chairs
The National Meeting of State Access to Justice Commission chairs (often referred to as the 'ATJ Chairs Meeting') is hosted by the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives and is convened on an annual basis.
This meeting is the preeminent national gathering of leaders of state Access to Justice (ATJ) Commissions and other stakeholders engaged in state-level partnerships to expand access to civil justice. It delivers substantive programming and provides critical networking opportunities for state supreme court chief and associate justices, judges, bar association and foundation officials, legal aid directors, funder organization officials, law school faculty, and ATJ Commission members and staff. In recent years, meeting participants have included representation from the highest courts of over 30 states, including many Chief Justices. The 20th annual National ATJ Meeting will take place as a virtual two-day conference on December 2-3, 2021.
Who Should Attend?
Access to Justice Commission members and staff; state supreme court chief and associate justices; state court judges; bar association and foundation officials; legal aid directors and staff; pro bono program directors; funder organization officials; law school faculty; law school students.
Past Attendee Groups
Attendees at this exceptional invite in the past have included: Access to Justice Commission members and staff; state supreme court chief and associate justices; state court judges; bar association and foundation officials; legal aid directors and staff; pro bono program directors; funder organization officials; law school faculty; and, law school students.
Registration closes on December 1, 2021 at 5pm (Eastern)
Topics to Be Covered:
- new or emerging issues in substantive law related to access to justice
- legal aid delivery
- resource development (both for legal aid generally and for commissions specifically)
- statewide coordination/collaboration with civil justice system stakeholders
- strategic planning for commissions
- technology initiatives
- pro bono
- unbundled/limited scope representation
- self-represented litigants
- messaging and communications on access to justice;
- language justice
- race equity/cultural humility
- justice for all
- civil right to counsel
- loan repayment assistance
- rural access to justice
- intersection of civil/criminal law issues