Save the Date!
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
Call for Content Ideas – January 4 Deadline
We are soliciting proposals to inform the Conference content. We need to know your ideas for what we should learn about, what kind of skills we need to develop and how we can strategize together to work toward change. We encourage anyone engaged in work that advances equity and justice to submit a Content Proposal for consideration by the Access to Justice Conference Planning Committee. To learn more about the criteria and submit an idea, please fill out this form by January 4, 2019. If you have any questions or need assistance submitting the form, please contact BonnieS@wsba.org. If necessary, you may request a Word version of the proposal form to fill out and submit by email.
Registration for the Conference will open by mid-February. Please check back to reserve your spot!
We strive to make the Conference as inclusive as possible and will provide scholarship opportunities to support individuals attending. The scholarship criteria and application form will be posted here by mid-February.
More to Come!
We will continue to post Conference information here, such as agendas, keynotes speakers, hotel details, etc. as details become available. Please check back often for new updates.