Join us for the 2019 Access to Justice Conference on June 14-16, 2019, in beautiful Spokane, WA. This year’s theme, Amplifying the Power of Community, seeks to shine a spotlight on the our collective power when community members, advocates, judges, attorneys, leaders, funders, and policymakers across Washington State come together to champion justice. The goals of the Conference are to provide inspiration, to create and deepen partnerships, and to jumpstart innovative strategies that advance equity and justice.
While law and justice advocates contribute critical knowledge and expertise, we seek lasting, transformational change that can only occur with perspective, guidance, and direction from those who are most directly affected by the systems in need of changing. The Access to Justice Conference will bring together all who are committed to advancing equity and justice – those who experience injustice; staff and volunteers from social service organizations, government agencies, community-based organizations and coalitions; members and leaders from communities of color; social justice funders; civil legal aid advocates; criminal justice workers; private pro bono and low bono legal professionals; court staff and administrators; members of the judiciary; nonprofit capacity-builders; students and teachers; and many others.
When: June 14-16, 2019
Where: Spokane Convention Center
What: View the Agenda at a Glance Here
Registration is now open for the 2019 Access to Justice Conference, June 14-16, in Spokane, Washington!
Register for the 2019 ATJ Conference here (you will be directed to a separate website within the WSBA).
We strive to make the Conference as inclusive as possible and will provide scholarship opportunities to support individuals attending.
The detailed conference agenda will be posted here as soon as it is available. Check back soon!
The conference features an outstanding line-up of advocates, activists, and community leaders from Spokane and across the state. Participate in focused conference-tracks about mass incarceration and justice-involved individuals; trauma-informed advocacy and self-care; race equity and leadership skill building; and community lawyering. Or select from stand-alone sessions about the intersectional barriers faced by LGBTQ and trans communities, combatting islamophobia, building community-centered technology, strengthening volunteer engagement, learning to use a reproductive justice framework, and more. The conference will also feature dedicated time and space for facilitated affinity groups, an equity-themed book discussion, a re-entry simulation, and ample opportunities to connect with colleagues.
Hotel Room Blocks
We have secured discounted room blocks at hotels near the Spokane Convention Center. Rooms will fill up quickly so book your accommodations early! The deadlines to reserve rooms with the discounted rates are in mid-May.
Amplify the Power of Community
In addition to speakers, workshops, and plenaries, check out the other opportunities to amplify the power of community!
During the day on Friday, June 14 we have a variety of pre-conference activities where you can connect, engage and learn from a variety of groups.
More to Come!
We will continue to post Conference information here, such as keynotes speakers, conference activities, etc. as details become available. Please check back often for new updates.