CLEBC is a proud co-sponsor of “Transforming Legal Practice: Lawyers Increasing Access to Justice”
Original broadcast: January 27, 2021
Lawyers are leveraging technology to provide a better, more cost-effective experience to their clients and to reach more people.
This session inspired attendees to meet the legal needs of British Columbians in new ways. Keynote Speaker Rebecca Sandefur of Arizona State University, and Fellow at the American Bar Association, discussed all the sides of access to civil justice, and a panel of BC lawyers shared how they transformed their practices with initiatives like unbundled services, transparent pricing, e-signatures, online payments, and fully cloud-based and paperless practices.
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About the Keynote Speaker:
Rebecca L. Sandefur investigates access to civil justice from every angle — from how legal services are delivered and consumed, to how civil legal aid is organized around the nation, to the role of pro bono, to the relative efficacy of lawyers, non-lawyers, and digital tools as advisers and representatives, to how ordinary people think about their justice problems and try to resolve them. In addition to her appointment at ASU, Rebecca Sandefur is Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation, where she founded and leads the Access to Justice Research Initiative.
Her public service includes her appointment by the Supreme Court of Utah to the state’s Office of Legal Services Innovation and her role as Co-Vice Chair of California’s Closing the Justice Gap Working Group.
In 2013, Rebecca Sandefur was The Hague Visiting Chair in the Rule of Law. In 2015, she was named Champion of Justice by the National Center for Access to Justice. In 2018, she was named a MacArthur Fellow for her work on inequality and access to justice. She is currently Editor of Law & Society Review.