International Conference on Access to Justice and Legal Services
Thursday, 19 June 2014 at 09:30 (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 Central Campus in London
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|
Professor Dame Hazel Genn DBE QC, Dean, UCL Faculty of Laws
|08:35||SESSION 1 - PLENARY
Legal Needs - An International Perspective
Chair: Hazel Genn UCL Laws
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
Research and Policy
Chair: Mary Anne Noon, La Trobe University
Ab Currie, Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, The Legal Capability of Canadians Trevor Farrow, York University, Toronto
The Legal Capability of Canadians
Henry Ross, Law reform Commission, Thailand,
Reviewing the Evidence: Defining and Measuring Quality of Legal Aid Provision
Maurice Sunkin, University of Essex, and Varda Bondy, De Montfort University,
The challenges and opportunities presented by empirical research: a case study based on research concerning judicial review in England and Wales
|PARALLEL SESSION 2C
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.
David Ryan-Mills, Ministry of Justice
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, UCL
The Lawyer as Collaborative, Unbundled and Preventive Peacemaker
|PARALLEL SESSION 2C
Efficiency and Quality
Amy Summerfield, Ministry of Justice
Action Research to Explore the Implementation and Early Impacts of the Revised PLO: How Research Informs Policy
Antti Rissanen, National Research Institute of Legal Policy, Finland
Legal aid in the welfare state: Balancing between access to justice and cost control
Avrom Sherr, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Title to be Confirmed
|12:50||SESSION 3 - PLENARY
Clients and Efficiency
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.
Liz Trinder, Exeter University, Emma Hitchings, University of Bristol, Rosemary Hunter, Queen Mary University of London, Jo Miles, Cambridge University,
The support needs and impact of litigants in private family law cases in England.
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
Chair: Forest (Woody) Mosten, University of California Los Angeles, and Sir Geoffrey Bindman, UCL
Helen Carr, University of Kent
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 Resnick, Yale University,
Title to be confirmed.
Maurits Barendrecht, Tilburg University
Comparing Legal Aid Systems.
John Flood, University of Westminster
The failure of the new legal services market
Robert Cross and Alex Roy, 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
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 Forbes, 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
Title to be Confirmed
|PARALLEL SESSION 7C
Legal Consciousness and Understanding the Law
Les Jacobs, York University, Toronto
Title to be Confirmed
Kati Rantala, National Research Institute of Legal Policy, Finland
Debts and legal needs online
Adam Sales and Morag McDermont, University of Bristol
Justice in Employment Disputes? Early results from a study of the role of Citizens Advice
Hugh McDonald, Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales
Title to be confirmed
|12:50||SESSION 8 - PLENARY
Alternative Dispute Resolution 1
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
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
Looking to the Future
Roger Smith, London South Bank University, and Alan Paterson, Strathclyde University
Face to Face Legal Services and Their Alternatives: Global Lessons from the Digital Revolution
Catrina Denvir and Nigel J. Balmer, University College London
What’s the Net Worth? Young People, Civil Justice and the Internet
Olubukola Olugasa, Babcock University, Nigeria
Access to Justice: Is there a Contest between Legal Skill and Legal Technology?
|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: Pacoe Pleasence, 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
|19:15||Conference Banquet (ticket only)|
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