Legal services advocates, pro bono program
managers and those who work in court-based programs, community
organizations and other support centers are invited to attend
"Pathways to Justice," the first statewide legal services and pro
bono conference in five years.
Sponsored by the State Bar's Office of Legal
Services and the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC), the
conference will offer more than 55 workshops on subjects including
language access, cultural competency, disability rights, elder,
employment, family and immigration law, and pro bono strategies.
The May 30-June 1 meeting offers up to 13.5 hours
of MCLE credit, development
sessions featuring fund-raising guru Bob Zimmerman, and keynote
speakers state Sen. Sheila James Kuehl and Los Angeles Super-ior Court
Judge Veronica McBeth.
The California Legal Services Coordinating
Committee also will meet to assess strengths and develop strategies to
fill gaps in the delivery of legal services.
The conference will be held at the Omni Hotel in
To request a registration brochure, call
415/538-2143 or download the registration form at www.calbar.org/events/pathways.pdf.
The deadline to register for the discount $185 rate and the $110 per
night hotel rate is May 10. The brochure provides LAAC membership and
group discount information.
Limited scholarships are available for rural or
small budget ($300,000 or less) IOLTA-funded programs. E-mail Sharon.Ngim@calsb.org