Thursday April 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM EDT
Friday April 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

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Alia Haddad 
Institute of Judicial Administration 

Beyond Elite Law: Access to Civil Justice in America

On April 28-29, 2016, please join the Institute of Judicial Administration and Center on Civil Justice at NYU School of Law for a two-day program, Beyond Elite Law: Access to Civil Justice in America.

Are Americans making under $50,000 a year compelled to navigate the legal system on their own, or do they simply give up because they cannot afford lawyers?

We know anecdotally that Americans of median or lower income generally do without legal representation or resort to a sector of the legal profession that - because of the sheer volume of claims, inadequate training, and other causes - provides deficient representation and advice. This conference will address the question: can we - at the current level of resources, both public and private - better address the legal needs of all Americans? Leading judges, researchers, and activists will discuss the role of technology, pro bono services, bar association resources, affordable solo and small firm fees, public service internships, and law student and nonlawyer representation.

For a detailed agenda of the program, please click here

The Conference also celebrates the publication of Beyond Elite Law: Access to Civil Justice in America (Samuel Estreicher & Joy Radice, eds.) to be published by Cambridge University Press: 


*This event is seeking New York State CLE credit; if approved, it will be appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.  


To attend the conference, registration is required, but there is no registration fee. 

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