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Access to Justice: The Changing Landscape of Legal Civil Representation & Assistance

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm PDT
Bechtel Conference Center
500 Washington Street San Francisco, CA
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How do we provide effective legal assistance given the huge need for aid (Only 20% of those eligible receive legal aid services), the complexity of legal issues involved, and the providers’ limited resources?

The program will commence with OneJustice, outlining the spectrum of legal services currently being offered.  Following the overview, the panel will engage in a lively discussion about how the field has changed, new models of delivery, what they see as key challenges and how best to currently address the Justice Gap. Where will relief be found? Online? Via state or county regulations? Or as the result of a national mandate?

Join Us To: 

  • Hear how providing legal representation and assistance to low-income clients has changed over the past 50 years. 
  • Learn about new models of delivery and how to address the Justice Gap.  


This event is approved for 2 hours of General CLE Credit. The optional Pre-Session with John Pollock of the National Coalition for the Right to Civil Counsel is approved for 1 additional hour of General CLE credit.


  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Optional Pre-Session with John Pollock of the National Coalition for the Right  to Civil Counsel

  • 3:00pm-5:00pm: Main Program, Introductory comments by Judge Charles Crompton, San Francisco Superior Court


Targeted Audience  

This event is open to NCG members, non-member funders, as well as those interested in improving access to justice, such as legal aid staff, attorneys, and law students.  

About Legal Services Funders Network 

The LSFN is a network of funders who support the work of legal services organizations. Founded in late 2014 by a few funders, the LSFN currently has over 30 organizations participating. Our group is multi-sectorial, as we have funders from community foundations, private foundations, law firm foundations, corporate foundations, government, crowd-source funders, individuals, and DAF holders. The LSFN provides learning opportunities, information and peer networking.  Please visit our website at