Inaugural Access to Justice Journal Symposium

Charlotte School of Law is pleased to sponsor the Inaugural Access to Justice Journal Symposium on Tuesday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24 at the school’s Suttle Avenue location. The theme of the two-day symposium is "The Future of the Civil Gideon Movement – The Right to Civil Counsel for Those Most Vulnerable in Society.” Professor Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law & Director of the UNC Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity will give the keynote address.

Tuesday, October 23
2:00 pm - Why Civil Gideon
Professor Gene Nichol, Director of the UNC Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity

2:15 pm – Civil Gideon Discussion
Charlotte School of Law Professors

3:30 pm – The New York 50-HR Pro Bono
David Udell, National Center for Access to Justice

5:30 pm – Road to Successful Re-entry: From Inmate to Taxpayer
Henderson Hill, Charlotte Community Justice Coalition (Moderator)

Wednesday, October 24
12:30 pm - Panel I: A National Look at Civil Gideon
Professor Cindy Adcock, Charlotte School of Law (Moderator)
Professor Elizabeth Patterson, University of South Carolina School of Law
John Pollock, National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel
Ken Schorr, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
David Udell, National Center for Access to Justice

2:15 pm - Panel II: A Statewide & Local Look at Civil Gideon
Anita Earls, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Laura Lawrence, Victims Legal Assistance Program, United Family Services
Professor Sean Lew, Charlotte School of Law (Moderator)
Sharika Richardson, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
Darwin Rice, 26th Judicial District SelfServe Center

5:00 pm – Closing Keynote & Reception
Cait Clarke, Strategic Initiatives National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Please click here to register.