The Legal Services Corporation’s 2020 Innovations in Technology Conference is being held January 15-17 at the Portland Hilton Downtown, 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204 . All attendees must register using the conference registration website.
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Friday, January 17 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Re-Regulating Access to Justice: How Regulation Reform Can Unlock More Access to Those in Need

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The legal profession is not serving the needs of the vast majority of people with legal problems. While legal consumers are struggling to find the legal help they need, lawyers are struggling to find business models that allow them to deliver legal services more effectively. Without change, the justice system will continue to be out of reach for most Americans. While many factors drive this significant problem, one solution lies in the way legal services are regulated. Many in the profession, which is currently both the regulator and the regulated, would say the regulatory framework has been developed and perpetuated to protect consumers. Critics, including those within the profession, would say that the objective should be to serve consumers and society, and that many current provisions stand between people and access to justice. Fortunately, all major stakeholders agree that we must find a way to ensure greater access to legal services for the people and organizations that need it.

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Jim Sandman

President, Legal Services Corporation
Jim Sandman has been president of the Legal Services Corporation since 2011. Jim practiced with the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP for 30 years and served as the firm's Managing Partner for a decade. From 2007 to 2011, he was General Counsel of the District of Columbia Public Schools... Read More →
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Bob Glaves

Executive Director, The Chicago Bar Foundation
Bob Glaves has been Executive Director of The Chicago Bar Foundation since 1999, prior to which he had a successful nine-year career as a civil litigator in private prac-tice. As Executive Director, Bob is responsible for leading and overseeing the CBF’s work that brings Chicago’s... Read More →
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Natalie Anne Knowlton, J.D.

Director of Special Projects, IAALS
Natalie Anne Knowlton is a director of special projects at IAALS. She focuses on legal and empirical research and analysis, facilitating collaboration among stakeholders, and undertaking national outreach and advocacy to enable continuous improvement in practices and procedures for... Read More →
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Zachariah DeMeola

Manager, IAALS
As one of the managers at IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, Zack DeMeola works to improve the delivery of legal services through a variety of projects that focus on education, the intersection of law and technology, and the regulation of the legal... Read More →

Friday January 17, 2020 9:30am - 10:45am PST
Atrium Ballroom Plaza Level