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Access to Justice Forum


Feb 4

February 4, 2021
1:00 pm-4:00 pm


The Legal Services Corporation is hosting an Access to Justice Forum on Thursday, February 4th at 1:00 PM. Colleen Cotter, Executive Director for The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, is among the event's panelists.

Interested in joining the event? You can register for the event on Zoom by clicking here. Click here to watch the event on Facebook.

Welcoming Remarks
John G. Levi, Chairman, Board of Directors, Legal Services Corporation; Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Remarks
The Honorable Thomas Emmer (MN-06)
The Honorable Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08)
The Honorable Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05)

The COVID-19 Health Crisis’ Effect on State Courts
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, California Supreme Court
Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht, Supreme Court of Texas; President, Conference of Chief Justices
Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, Supreme Court of Michigan
Justice Kristina Pickering, Supreme Court of Nevada
Moderator: Ronald S. Flagg, President, Legal Services Corporation

Remarks
Brad Lewis, Director, Access to Justice Commission, State Bar of Nevada

Break

Remarks
Daniel W. Hamilton, Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

The COVID-19 Health Crisis’ Effect on Grantees and the Client Community
Jim Cook, Executive Director, Idaho Legal Aid
Colleen Cotter, Executive Director, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Jessie Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
Maria Thomas-Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
Moderator: Lynn Jennings, Vice President for Grants Management, Legal Services Corporation

A Technology Conversation: Court Innovations During COVID-19
Rita H. Blandino, Director, Domestic Violence Division, District of Columbia Courts
Paul Tuttle, Assistant Clerk, Massachusetts Court of Appeals
Moderator: Father Pius Pietrzyk, Vice Chairman, Legal Services Corporation

Closing Remarks
Ronald S. Flagg, President, Legal Services Corporation

Click here for a downloadable flyer of this event. 

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