June; 9, 2021
The access to affordable legal services and access to justice crises are growing, yet there remains a sizeable gap between what real-world data tells us and the expectations of and understanding of those in the legal profession. Moreover, new approaches and new technology offer some solutions, but they are not widely known within the legal profession.
To increase awareness, on June 9 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. MDT, this inaugural Redesigning Legal Speaker Series session will explore how judicial leadership can play a critical role in expanding access to legal services and access to justice. As the ultimate regulator and stewards of our justice system, state supreme courts, in partnership with their colleagues on the bench, have recognized they must lead and are in a prime position to do so. The panelists will explore the status of regulatory innovation, how courts and others are seeking to address the problems, and why state supreme courts and the organized bar must start forging solutions now instead of taking a “wait and see” approach.
This esteemed panel will feature Justice Ann Timmer of Arizona, Chief Justice Bridget McCormack of Michigan, Chief Justice Nathan Hecht of Texas, and Chief Justice Matthew Durrant of Utah, whose conversation will be moderated by Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis of Colorado (Ret.).
Registration is free and open below. Approved for one hour of Colorado CLE credit. Universal certificate will be provided for attendees from other states for submission in their home states. Acceptance of universal certificates is determined by the attorney’s home state.