We are delighted to announce that SRLN has commenced the process of transitioning from a hosted project of the New Venture Fund to an independent 501(c)(3). With the generous support of the Public Welfare Foundation and the Kresge Foundation, the network has grown from a few hundred early visionaries to a community of more than 2,000 individuals working passionately to reform the civil justice system. While our work is grounded in supporting innovations that support the self-represented litigant, the momentum of your work has engulfed all aspects of the civil justice landscape. We are proud to be your partner and to help you transform the civil justice system so that all people get the legal help they need, when they need it and in a format they can use.
To give this transition the attention it deserves, and after consulting with our Illinois partners, we've decided to cancel SRLN's April conference. We extend a special thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal, and we are working to share much of the content via webinar over the coming year. While we recognize this is a disappointment, we assure you that this additional planning time will make SRLN 2020 in Nashville better than ever.
Thank you so much for your engagement and support. The work you do inspires us each and every day.