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Amplify the Power of Community

In addition to speakers, workshops, and plenaries, check out the other opportunities to amplify the power of community!


Racial Justice Caucusing

Friday, June 14 – 7:30pm to 9:00pm – Saranac Community Building, 25 W. Main Ave.

Your RSVP is greatly appreciated. Please RSVP here.

Are you eager to kickstart your learning about racial equity and racial justice at the ATJ Conference? If so, we invite you to join racial justice caucus sessions that will be taking place after the Friday evening reception just a few short blocks away from the Convention Center. Caucuses, or affinity groups, can be found in many settings and workplaces and are typically understood as groups of people linked by a common interest or purpose. Within racial justice work, they can be useful spaces for participants to explore their different lived experiences as people of color or people who are seen or socialized as white and to discuss and develop collective strategies for anti-racism work. Food, facilitation, and a lively atmosphere will be provided as we work to create a powerful statewide race equity network. Interested participants are encouraged to read So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo in advance of the session, although is not required to have meaningful engagement.

Social Justice Supper Clubs

Saturday, June 15 – 7:30pm to 9:00pm – Various local restaurants

Keep the conversations going by joining a Supper Club where you can gather with others to engage in deeper discussions about our collective equity and justice work. The no-host Supper Clubs will convene groups of 10-15 people and meet at a local Spokane eatery. Discussion topics will include tech justice, criminal justice reform, trauma-based advocacy, race equity, and community lawyering. Sign up for a Supper Club at the registration table! Space is limited.

Find Someone Who….

June 14 to June 16

Grab a “Find Someone Who” card at the registration table. Complete it by finding various conference attendees who can fill in the blanks and submit it by Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for a chance to win a free registration for the next Access to Justice Conference in 2021!

Meet the President

Saturday, June 15 – 1:15pm to 1:45pm and 3:00pm to 3:30pm – Justice Joint

Meet with WSBA President Bill Pickett and WSBA Interim Executive Director Terra Nevitt. They’re embarking on a Listening Tour throughout Washington in an ongoing effort to listen and engage with WSBA members. This is an opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and offer comments as the WSBA seeks to ensure the Bar of the future best meets members’ needs, the needs of the profession and the public it serves.

Living with Conviction Photo Exhibit

June 14 to June 16 – Centennial Lobby

Please stop by the photography exhibit, Living with Conviction: Sentenced to Debt for Life in Washington State, where you will get to know formerly incarcerated individuals, who are struggling paying their legal financial obligations (LFOs), even following the 2018 legislative reform. Through portraits and personal narratives, Living with Conviction participants shares stories of their LFO obligations in the context of addiction, mental illness, abuse, and trauma, as well as recovery, resilience, healing, and love. For more information, see

Justice Joint

June 14 to June 16 – Centennial Lobby

Stroll through the Justice Joint where you will find a wealth of information about the latest and greatest equity and justice work in Washington!


Idea Labs

Saturday, June 15 – 1:15pm to 1:45pm and 3:00pm to 3:30pm – Room 402B

Want to improve your use of social media at your nonprofit? Want to make the most out of your organization’s LegalServer data? Struggling with management challenges? Scratching your head when it comes to setting up a pro bono program in your firm? Or a record-sealing clinic in your community? Sign up for a 15-minute one-on-one session with an “expert” who can share advice and brainstorm new ideas. Space is limited. Sign up at the registration table to reserve your spot. View the topics and descriptions here.

Solidarity Cranes

June 14 to June 16 –  Justice Joint

Looking for a right-brain activity? Need a tactile activity while listening to speakers? Look no further – take some origami paper and fold some paper cranes! Japanese origami cranes have become a symbol of hope and healing during challenging times. Japanese Americans who were incarcerated in concentration camps during WWII and others are using origami cranes as a symbol of solidarity with asylum-seekers who are incarcerated in immigrant detention centers.


Centennial Trail Run

Saturday, June 15th – 6:30am – Meet at Main Entry of the Davenport Hotel, 333 Spokane Falls Blvd.

Wake up early on Saturday and join local Spokaneite, Judge Fred Corbit for a scenic run or walk along the Centennial Trail. You will be pointed in the right direction and will be able to run or walk a distance, and at a speed, of your choosing. Hardy souls will get a chance to run trails along the river and others will find on their route some good coffee shops and views of the river. Interested runners and walkers should meet promptly at 6:30 just inside the main entry doors at the Davenport Hotel.

Healing Justice: Community Care Station

June 14th to June 16th – Justice Joint

Cornel West says “Justice is what love looks like in public.” Take time to share words of encouragement, inspiration and gratitude with fellow equity and justice partners at the Community Care Station.

Office Yoga

Saturday, June 15 – 1:15pm to 1:45pm and 3:00pm to 3:30pm – Room 402B

Take time for yourself to meditate and stretch with local yoga instructor, Cyndi Donahue, during one or both of the afternoon breaks. No need to bring a mat or workout clothes, just come as you are!

Say Cheese!

Saturday, June 15 – 10:15am – 3:30pm – Room 300A

Need to update your online photo for your blog, website, social media profile, etc.? Get a free professional headshot! Drop in any time during the day.

Family Room

Saturday, June 15 – 8:00am to 5:00pm – Room 301

Traveling to Spokane with your family? We have reserved a room for parents with children to have a quiet space to hang out.