Date/Time: Tuesday, July 18, 2017: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Coordinator: Catherine McGuire, Maryland State Law Library
Moderator/Speaker: Nicole Dyszlewski, Roger Williams University School
Speakers: Trish McAllister, Texas Access to Justice Commission
Tracks: Reference, Research & Client Services
The Texas Access to Justice Commission, created by the Supreme Court of Texas in 2001, is charged with developing and implementing initiatives designed to expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters for low-income Texans. Led by Executive Director Trish McAllister, the commission’s work includes building partnerships, fundraising, harnessing technology, and working with the legal community. Structured in the form of a fireside chat, this program aims to show how one state has approached civil A2J and how it has succeeded (and sometimes failed) with a number of innovative initiatives. This program is sponsored by the LISP-SIS.