Access to Justice After ‘Gideon’ Videos

 

 Keynote Speaker

Gene Nichol, professor of law and director of the Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity at the UNC School of Law, delivered the keynote address

Credit: Martha Stewart Gene Nichol, professor of law and director of the Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity at the UNC School of Law, delivered the keynote address

Watch Gene Nichol’s keynote, “Lessons from Gideon, and The Struggle for Access to Justice (requires QuickTime)

Conference speakers

Welcome Remarks by Dean Minow and Panel 1: “The Crisis: Turner, and The Unmet Needs of Civil Litigants”

  • Russell Engler, professor of law and director of clinical programs, New England Law: “The Story of Turner, and What it Means for Vulnerable Parties”
  • Rebecca Sandefur, assistant professor of sociology and law, University of Illinois College of Law: “Pervasive Civil Justice Problems, Why People Lack Aid, What’s Done Without It”
  • Mark Ladov, counsel, Justice Program, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law: “(Practice Perspective) The Importance of Legal Counsel in Preventing Foreclosure”
  • James Greiner, professor, Harvard Law School: “The State of Our Knowledge About Unmet Needs and the Legal Services Crisis”
  • Moderator: Deborah Rhode, professor of law and director of the Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School

Panel 2: “Today’s Pro Bono Efforts: What’s Working, What Isn’t”

  • Jeanne Charn, senior lecturer on law and director of the Bellow-Sacks Access to Civil Legal Services Project, Harvard Law School: “Pro Bono in America, its Development, and Global Comparisons”
  • Scott Cummings, professor of law, UCLA: “Researching Pro Bono, and Where our Knowledge Falls Short”
  • David Grossman, clinical professor and director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Harvard Law School: “Common Legal Aid Cases, and Where Legal Need is Most Dire”
  • Kathrine Hudgins, assistant appellate defender, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense: “(Practice Perspective) Legal Obstacles to Pro Bono Indigent Criminal Defense”
  • Moderator: Richard Zorza, director of the national Self Represented Litigation Network

Panel 3: “The Future of Legal Services: Improving Law and Policy”

  • Richard Zorza, director of the national Self Represented Litigation Network: “Self-Help, and Innovations from the Bar, Legal Aid, and Communities”
  • Jacqui Bowman, executive director, Greater Boston Legal Services: (Practice Perspective) What Legal Aid Organizations Need to Better Tackle Crisis
  • John Farmer Jr, dean, Rutgers Law School: “Thinking Outside the Box, Apprenticeship and the Future of the Legal Professio”n
  • Deborah Rhode, professor of law and director of the Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School: “Connecting Talent to Need and Increasing Pro Bono Work in Law Schools”
  • Moderator: Rebecca Sandefur, assistant professor of sociology and law, University of Illinois College of Law