Massachusetts Appleseed Access to Justice Conference
New directions and emerging opportunities: Exploring cutting-edge developments moving us closer to our goal of justice for all
The legal needs of our communities far exceed the legal resources currently available—especially for those unable to afford to hire a private attorney. Many exciting efforts are underway to address this problem in Massachusetts and across the country. One thing is clear: we will need creative approaches and consistent collaboration to make a real and lasting impact on the systemic inequities that render legal help inaccessible for so many. Join us as we step back to assess this panorama, look to the horizon, and then work together to brainstorm solutions.
Our expert panelists will use their unique perspectives and experiences to take on questions related to:
- Bringing a whole person approach to the user experience in court
- Fostering better and broader collaboration within and beyond the courts
- Harnessing technology to better serve clients and communities
- Using research, evaluation, and data to assess impact and improve processes
- Exploring new models for representation and advocacy
- Preliminary findings and recommendations from the Justice for All Grant
In addition to a wide range of participants including private attorneys, legal service providers, court personnel, thought leaders, social services organizations, and community groups, we are proud to be welcoming Katherine Alteneder of the Self-Represented Litigation Network, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants, and Judge Dina Fein, First Justice, Housing Court Department, Western Division and Special Advisor to the Trial Court for Access to Justice Initiatives, as featured speakers.