International Conference on Access to Justice and Legal Services
Thursday, 19 June 2014 at 08:30 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
UCL Centre for Empirical Legal Studies, in conjunction with the UCL Centre for Ethics and Law, and the UCL Centre for Access to Justice is hosting the first biennial
International Conference on
Access to Justice and Legal Services
Thursday 19 June & Friday 20 June 2014
at the UCL Faculty of Laws
The conference will provide a UK centred focus on the rapidly changing legal aid and public facing (principally social welfare) legal services market, to allow for knowledge exchange between stakeholders in the funding, availability and delivery of public legal services. In England and Wales, legal services and legal aid are in the midst of a period of unprecedented change, following the Legal Services Act 2007 and Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
The conference will bring together researchers, policy makers and legal services professionals from across the world to share new findings, ideas and innovations in the access to justice sphere.
To facilitate and encourage open discussion numbers at this event numbers will be limited to 120 delegates.
The conference will open each day with registration from 9am with the first session beginning at 9.30am. The final session of the day will end at 17:30.
The conference fee includes attendance at the conference, as well as full refreshments including lunch, and any conference materials. There is an optional conference dinner held on the 19 June 2014.
(as at 17/03/14)
|THURSDAY 19 JUNE 2014|
|08:30||Welcome from Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE QC, Dean of the Faculty of Laws, UCL|
|08:35||SESSION 1 - PLENARY
Legal Needs - An International Perspective
Chair: Hazel Genn, UCL
Rebecca L. Sandefur, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and American Bar Association
The Community Needs and Services Study: First Findings from a New US Study of Public Experience with Civil Justice Situations.
Marijke ter Voert and Carolien Klein Haarhuis, Ministry of Security and Justice, WODC, Netherlands
The results of three Paths to Justice studies in the Netherlands.
Pascoe Pleasence and Nigel J. Balmer, University College London,
Paths to Justice: A Past, Present and Future?
|10:30||SESSION 2 - PARALLEL SESSIONS|
PARALLEL SESSION 2A
Trevor Farrow, York University, Toronto
|PARALLEL SESSION 2C
Chair: Richard Moorhead, UCL
Mavis Maclean, Oxford University
Access to justice and access to law: the changing roles of lawyers, lawyer mediators and non lawyer mediators in family matters.
Alison Pollary, Ministry of Justice, Rosie McLeod, TNS-BMRB, and Ben Toombs, TNS-BMRB
Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) and mediation in private family law disputes: Qualitative research findings.
Forest (Woody) Mosten, University of California Los Angeles, Sir Geoffrey Bindman, University College London
The Lawyer as Collaborative, Unbundled, and Preventive Peacemaker
PARALLEL SESSION 2C
Rebeccah Szyndler, Ipsos MORI
|12:50||SESSION 3 - PLENARY
Clients and Efficiency
Chair: Alan Paterson, Strathclyde University
Suzie Forell, Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales
Cliff-top politics: fence or ambulance?
Grainne McKeever, University of Ulster
Modelling participation for court users
Bevan Warner, Legal Aid Victoria
Maximising value through strategic advocacy
|14:40||SESSION 4 - PARALLEL SESSIONS|
|PARALLEL SESSION 4A
Legal Profession and Professionalism
Chair: Richard Moorhead, UCL
Michael Holdsworth and Hywel Thomas, University of Birmingham
Character and Values in the Legal Profession
Idil Elveris, Istanbul Bilgi University
Ethics in the midst of a crisis?
Lisa Webley, University of Westminster
Legal Professional Deregulation, New Entrants and Legal Ethics in England and Wales
|PARALLEL SESSION 4B
Litigants in Person
Chair: Bonnie Hough, California Administrative Office of the Courts
Tatiana Tkacukova, Aston University,
Communication needs of litigants in person.
Lisa Whitehouse, University of Hull, and Susan Bright, Oxford University,
The Impact of Legal Aid Reforms on the Provision of Advice & Representation in Housing Possession Cases.
|PARALLEL SESSION 4C
Chair: Suzie Forell, Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales
Alison Kite, University of Bristol
“It’s just like going to see your doctor”: the accessibility of Citizens Advice services in a GP setting
James Kenrick and Pascoe Pleasence
Youth Access, The Legal Problems and Mental Health Needs of Youth Advice Service Users: The Case for Advice.
Yu-Shan Chang, University College London
The Mechanisms and Rationale for Integrated Publicly Funded Legal Services: A Comparative Study of England and Wales, Australia and Taiwan
|16:30||SESSION 5 - PLENARY
Chairs: Forest (Woody) Mosten, UCLA, and Sir Geoffrey Bindman, UCL
Helen Carra and Ed Kirton-Darling, University of Kent, and Caroline Hunter, University of York
Think of it like a pizza: the promise and pitfalls of telephone advice
Alyx Mark, The George Washington University
Beyond Remedy: Does Civil Legal Assistance Matter for Democratic Governance?
Tim Livesley, The Solicitors Regulation Authority
Understanding the impact of interventions on clients
|18:00||CONFERENCE DAY ONE ENDS|
|FRIDAY 20 JUNE 2014|
|08:20||SESSION 6 - PLENARY
Lawyers and Markets
Chair: Herbert M. Kritzer, University of Minnesota
Judith Resnik, Yale University,
Access to What? Private Process, Lawyers, and Democracy
Maurits Barendrecht, Tilburg University
Comparing Legal Aid Systems.
John Flood, University of Westminster
The failure of the new legal services market
Robert Cross, Legal Services Board
Balancing entry and ethics: challenges ahead
Philip Drake and Stuart Toddington, University of Huddrsfield
Refashioning our ideas about lawyer and client collaboration.
|10:30||SESSION 7 - PARALLEL SESSIONS|
|PARALLEL SESSION 7A
Chair: Mark Benton, Legal Services Society of British Columbia
Olaf Halvorsen Ronning, University of Oslo
Procedural safeguards for legal aid applications.
Marie Burton, London School of Economics
Place and the development of social welfare legal aid.
Jon T. Johnsen, University of Oslo
What happened to Norway’s new scheme for short legal advice?
Deborah James and Alice Forbess, London School of Economics
Acts of Assistance: Post-LASPO Innovation and Continuity in the Work of Non-Profit Legal Advisers.
|PARALLEL SESSION 7B
Clinical Legal Education
Chair: Jacqueline Kinghan, UCL
Jeanne Charn, Harvard University
Developing a Model Service Protocol in a Law School Bankruptcy Clinic
Ana Matanzo Vicens, University of Puerto Rico
The Role of Legal Education in Addressing Problems of Access to Justice.
Tony Wragg, University of Derby
The impact of loss of legal aid in the charity sector
PARALLEL SESSION 7C
|12:50||SESSION 8 - PLENARY
Alternative Dispute Resolution 1
Chair: Mavis Maclean, Oxford University
Andrew Agapiou, Strathclyde University
The factors that influence mediation referral practices and barriers to its adoption: A survey of construction lawyers in England & Wales.
Mary Anne Noone, La Trobe University
Insights from Australian mediators about mediation and access to justice.
Naomi Creuzfelt, University of Oxford
Public trust in dispute resolution outside of courts: (empirical) legitimacy of ombudsmen in the UK, different meanings in different settings?
|14:40||SESSION 9 - PARALLEL SESSIONS|
|PARALLEL SESSION 9A
Alternative Dispute Resolution 2
Chair: Andrew Agapiou, Strathclyde University
Bonnie Hough, California Administrative Office of the Courts
Mediating With Self Represented Litigants
Bryan Clark, Strathclyde University
Access to justice and mediation
Stephen Anderson, Anderson Family Matters
Online Services - Emancipation for those who cannot access face-to-face services
PARALLEL SESSION 9B
Olubukola Olugasa, Babock University Nigeria
|PARALLEL SESSION 9C
In Police Custody
Chair: Michael Zander, London School of Economics
Ed Cape, University of the West of England, and Jacqueline Hodgson, University of Warwick,
The right of access to a lawyer at the police station: Making the EU Directives work in practice
Vicky Kemp, University of Nottingham
Title to be Confirmed
Layla Skinns, University of Sheffield
Police custody delivery in the 21st century: Is it ‘good’ enough?
|16:30||SESSION 10 - PLENARY
Indigenous and Isolated Clients
Chair: Pascoe Pleasance, UCL
Kim Economides, Flinders University, and Eliane Junqueira
Justice in the Amazonian Rainforest and the Australian Outback: Freedom from the Tyranny of Isolation.
Leslie Ferraz, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Democratization of access to Justice and effectiveness of rights: Itinerant Justice in Brazil
Martin Gramatikov, Sam Muller and Roger El Khoury, Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law Access to Justice is an (Almost) Falling Stone
|19:30||Conference dinner (by ticket only)|
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