Access to Justice Forum

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The schedule for the forum and links to the materials can be found below.

ALL FORUM MATERIALS - one PDF

9:00-9:15
Opening Remarks
Hon. Thomas A. Balmer, Chief Justice, Oregon Supreme Court

9:15-10:15
Access to Justice Innovation in Los Angeles County
(MATERIALS FOR THIS SESSION)
Sherri R. Carter, Executive Officer and Clerk, Los Angeles County (CA) Superior Court

10:15-10:30
Break

10:30-11:00
An Overview of the Delivery of Low-Income Civil Legal Services
(MATERIALS FOR THIS SESSION)
Judith Baker, Director, Legal Services Program, Oregon State Bar, and OLF Director
David Thornburgh, Executive Director, Oregon Law Center
Janice R. Morgan, Executive Director, Legal Aid Services of Oregon    
                  

11:00-11:30
Fee Waivers
(MATERIALS FOR THIS SESSION)
Hon. Karsten H. Rasmussen, Presiding Judge, Lane County Circuit Court
Emily Rena-Dozier, Attorney, Oregon Law Center
Ed Johnson, Litigation Director, Oregon Law Center

11:30-12:00
Interactive Forms
(MATERIALS FOR THIS SESSION)
Daniel Parr, eServices Legal Liaison, Oregon Judicial Department

12:00-1:00
Lunch

1:00-1:45
Opportunities to Provide Low Bono Services
(MATERIALS FOR THIS SESSION)
Hon. Martha L. Walters, Justice, Oregon Supreme Court
Hon. Timothy Gerking, Presiding Judge, Jackson County Circuit Court
Rep. Dan Rayfield, Oregon House of Representatives, and Attorney, Nelson MacNeil Rayfield Trial Attorneys PC

1:45-2:45
Self-Represented Parties in Family Law
(MATERIALS FOR THIS SESSION)
Hon. Maureen McKnight, Judge, Multnomah County Circuit Court
Hon. Wells B. Ashby, Judge, Deschutes County Circuit Court
Jeff Hall, Trial Court Administrator, Deschutes County Circuit Court
Caroline J Ponzini, Attorney, Juniper Family Law

2:45-3:00
Break

3:00-4:00
Self-Represented Parties in Small Claims and Consumer Law
(MATERIALS FOR THIS SESSION)
Hon. Steven A. Todd, Judge Pro Tem, Multnomah County Circuit Court
Dick Slottee, Director, Student Legal Services, Portland State University (former Director, Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic)
Bret Knewtson, Attorney, Law Office of Bret Knewtson

4:00-4:45
Expanding Pro Bono Services
(MATERIALS FOR THIS SESSION)
Elizabeth Perris, Retired Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court
Elisa Dozono, Partner, Miller Nash, LLP
Heather Kemper, Statewide Pro Bono Manager, Legal Aid Services of Oregon

4:45-5:00
Closing Remarks

5:00-5:30
Reception with CEJ Advisory and Leadership Committee

5:30-6:30
CEJ Advisory and Leadership Committee Meeting