MA Access to Justice Commission Update

Greetings:

Please join us at the March 19th Commission virtual convening, save the date for the May 20th Commission meeting, and take note of these national access to justice related conferences. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission Convening, March 19th

Please join us at the March 19, 2024, Commission Convening, held from 12-1:30 via zoom. Please RSVP here by noon on March 18th for the Zoom link.

This convening will continue the Commission’s year-long review of the Justice for All Strategic Action Plan (SAP). In 2017 the Commission, along with many stakeholders, underwent a lengthy strategic planning process and developed the SAP, which has since framed much of the Commission’s work. Over the course of meetings and written feedback, we have revisited the continuum of available resources, from self-help to full representation. At the March 19th Convening, we will hear from representatives of the Housing, Consumer Debt, and Family Law Committees about their respective sections of the SAP (Housing (pp. 34-55), Consumer Debt (pp. 56-70), and Family Law (pp. 71-95). We welcome Commissioners and the public to engage in conversation about what has been accomplished since 2017 and what to prioritize going forward.

Save the Date: Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission Meeting, May 20th

Save the date for our final meeting of the Commission year: May 20, 2024, 11:00-12:30. The meeting will be in-person at the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company,1295 State Street, Springfield, MA. Please join us before the meeting for coffee and plan to remain after the meeting for an informal lunch. Stay tuned for more information.

Access to Justice Related Conferences

LITCon 2024, April 8, Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA – Suffolk Law’s Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Institute annual legal tech conference explores LIT in the context of clinical education and beyond. The focus this year is on practical AI in the real world.

2024 ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference, May 7-11, Detroit, MI – The ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference gathers legal services and pro bono advocates to share and learn about developments and innovations in providing legal services to low-income persons.

Best,Carolyn