Access to Justice Conference
Every two years, the Access to Justice Conference brings together community members, legal system advocates, judges, attorneys, and policymakers across Washington State who are committed to dismantling systems of oppression and poverty.
The 2021 Access to Justice Conference theme is Crisis and Reckoning: A Call to Dismantle Unjust Systems. The COVID-19 crisis and resulting economic downturn have laid bare and contributed to deep systemic inequalities, and particularly exposed the ways in which systemic racism continues to impact Black, Indigenous, and other people of color. This time of crisis calls upon law and justice advocates, working in partnership with communities of color most impacted by systemic racism, to reckon with and dismantle injustice within the legal system.
This year will be the first ever entirely virtual Access to Justice Conference. The Planning Committee chose to move forward with a virtual conference as a way to improve accessibility and ensure the health and safety of conference attendees and presenters.
Registration will open in April 2021. More details will be posted on the website here as they become available.