I’ve just had an opportunity to review the most recent draft of the 2011 ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference schedule; my review reminds me why this is such an exciting event each year. As always, there is a broad range of programming focused on strategies, opportunities and tools for addressing the legal needs of low and moderate income individuals and families, with sessions that will appeal to legal services and public interest program staff and leaders, lawyers and advocates from all practice settings, judges, bar leaders and staff, access to justice members and others. Most impressively, the sessions being presented are relevant, timely and innovative.
Now, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “He helps plan the conference. What else would he say?” Ok, well, that is certainly true…….but, you can see for yourself. The schedule is now posted online. Registration for the conference is open and, as you first assess why you should go (more on that in a minute) and then scan the program for sessions you will want to attend, you will share my excitement about the 2011 Equal Justice Conference.
Why should you attend? In addition to the outstanding programming, here are just a few reasons:
- Networking opportunities are plentiful with a diverse range of conference attendees.
- New ideas and resources you can bring home to benefit your programs and clients.
- CLE credits help you meet your state’s requirements and your own professional development.
- Affordable hotel accommodations, at just $79.00 per night, and a registration package that includes almost all of your meal costs.
And, did I mention the outstanding programming?! Which workshops are you most interested in attending? What topics stand out as being particularly relevant to your work?
Check it out for yourself and register now to attend the 2011 ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference.
~ Steve Scudder