March 16

Dickinson Law Review Symposium to feature Leading Access to Justice Innovators

Dickinson Law Review will present “Access to Justice — Innovations and Challenges in Providing Assistance to Pro Se Litigants” on Friday, March 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium, Lewis Katz Hall, Dickinson Law.

Each year, the Symposium brings together stakeholders in the legal community — including practitioners, academics, jurists, and law students—for scholarly dialogue about forthcoming or recently published articles.

Founded in 1897 as The Forum, Penn State’s Dickinson Law Review is one of the oldest legal journals in the nation and is the flagship publication of Dickinson Law. It is a student-run journal that serves the legal community by presenting analysis and commentary on relevant topics. Issues contain articles, essays and book reviews by leading professors, judges and practitioners from around the country and the world. Dickinson Law Review also publishes student-authored comments that provide timely and original analyses of recent developments in the law. In addition, the editorial board organizes symposia and hosts scholarly dialogues with authors to discuss forthcoming or recently published articles.

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 4.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure credit and 1.0 hour of ethics credit. Attorneys seeking credit in states other than Pennsylvania will be provided with a uniform certificate of attendance to self-report to their bars.

Those seeking CLE credit from outside the Dickinson Law community may register for a fee of $45, which includes 5.0 hours of CLE credit, program materials, breakfast, and lunch. Faculty, staff and students may attend the Symposium at no cost.

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Tentative 2018 Symposium Program

8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Registration
9:00 to 9:10 a.m. Welcome — Maureen Weidman, Editor in Chief, Dickinson Law Review
Opening Remarks — Gary S. Gildin, Dean, Penn State Dickinson Law
9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Forrest Mosten, Adjunct Professor, UCLA Law School
Unbundling of Legal Services
10:15 to 11:15 a.m. The Honorable Fern Fisher, Former Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for New York City Courts and Director of the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program and current Visiting Associate Professor at Hofstra Law
New York Navigator Program
11:15 to 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Liz Reppe, Minnesota State Law Librarian
How Law Libraries Can Better Help Pro Se Litigants
12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Justice Constandinos Himonas, Utah Supreme Court
Innovations in Utah for Increased Access to Legal Help
2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Christina Powers and Ryan Brunsink, Managing Attorney of the Detained Program and Managing Attorney of the Legal Orientation Program, respectively, at the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center
Providing Pro Se Assistance to Detained Immigrants (including thePotential Impact of the NWIRP Lawsuit)
3:15 to 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Paula Littlewood, Executive Director, Washington State Bar Association
Steve Crossland, Chair, Washington Supreme Court Limited License Legal Technician Board
4:30 to 4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks — Gary S. Gildin, Dean

* Please note that the order of the speakers is subject to change. The specific title of presentations are not yet finalized.

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