Event: Redesigning Legal: Improving Access to Courts and Judges by IAALS (Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System)
Date: 6 October 2022
Costs: Free Registration
Access to courts is growing in innovative ways. Some courts have continued the pandemic trend of allowing more virtual hearings, and some judges have even ventured outside the courthouse to help self-represented litigants resolve legal matters—even doing so on a kayak in the river! Meanwhile, a growing number of jurisdictions are extending the right to counsel beyond just criminal matters (for example, in eviction cases), and other jurisdictions are contemplating expanding non-lawyer representation in the courtroom.
This panel will feature Judge Jeanne Robison (Salt Lake City Justice Court, Utah) and Judge Scott Schlegel (24th Judicial District, Louisiana), whose conversation will be moderated by David Slayton (Vice President of Court Consulting Services, National Center for State Courts).