What Lawyers Need to Know About Access to Justice

Featuring Rebecca L. Sandefur, Ph.D.

Date & Time:

Thursday, September 16, 2021
4:45 PM - 6:15 PM





School of Law
Schulze Grand Atrium

The Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions invites law students and the legal community to attend this year's Fredrikson Lecture in Honor of John Byron.

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, the role of pro bono, to the relative efficacy of lawyers, nonlawyers and digital tools as advisers and representatives, to how ordinary people think about their justice problems and try to resolve them. She is a professor in the School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University and 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, her role as Co-Vice Chair of California’s Closing the Justice Gap Working Group, and her appointment by the Supreme Court of Arizona to the Arizona Commission on Access to Justice.

In 2013, 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.

1.5 hours of standard CLE credits applied for

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