If you’re interested in issues of access to civil justice, please consider applying to attend this workshop (funded by NSF). Some brief information is copied below but much more (including the application) in the attached PDF. Applications are due September 28. Feel free to forward to others who might be interested.
In December 2012, the American Bar Foundation will host a workshop, Access to Civil Justice: Re-Envisioning and Reinvigorating Research. This workshop will bring together researchers and people from the field to develop and begin work on a new research agenda for access to civil justice. Attendees will include staff from institutions of civil justice, such as judges, leaders from the organized bar, and legal services practitioners as well as scholars from law, statistics and the social and behavioral sciences. The convening seeks to synthesize and coordinate existing research activity and to generate new research activity, including research that can inform policy.
An explicit goal of the conference is to encourage junior researchers to become involved in access to civil justice research. Applications from researchers in the early stages of their careers are especially encouraged, as are applications from people whose backgrounds, perspectives and experiences increase the diversity of the workshop. More information is available on the ABF-hosted Workshop web site: http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/research/A2J.html.