Conference: SRLN Equal Justice Conference Pre-Conference (Chicago 2016)

  Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 7:30am to 5:00pm

The 2016 SRLN Pre-Conference

In Conjunction with the ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference -- See EJC Agenda

May 11, 2016, Palmer House, Chicago, IL.

Pre-Event Webinars

To be sure the day allowed for as much networking and problem solving as possible, SRLN hosted three pre-event webinars on three hot topics: Using the Network/Community Building Tool of Slack, Remote Services and Portals.

You can view our webinars here

Conference Day Schedule & Featured Activities

SRLN "Newbie" Orientation - New this year, we offered an early morning coffee hour (7:30 - 8:30) that provided first time attendees a brief history of the SRLN, survey of resources and opportunities for involvement, and identified leaders from the many sectors that come together in this network to develop an integrated access to justice ecosystem.

Learn more on our "Newbie Hour" webpage

Keynote Speaker Judge Kevin Burke


Judge Burke, a Minneapolis trial judge since 1984, is one of the most recognized leaders within the American judiciary, and one of the founding participants of Procedural Fairness for Judges and Courts. He served several terms as chief judge of the Hennepin County (Minn.) District Court, a 62-judge court, where he instituted social-science studies examining—and reforms improving—procedural fairness. Burke coauthored the American Judges Association's white paper on procedural fairness in 2007. Since then, he and his white paper coauthor, Kansas judge Steve Leben, have presented on procedural fairness to more than 2,000 state and federal judges. Read more about Judge Burke and his leadership.


Judge Burke's slides from the event are available here

Conference Design

Our planning committee, with input from SRLN members from all around the country, worked tirelessly to deliver an event rich in both content and networking opportunities. They designed an event with ample time to connect with other attendees before, during and after the conference. Please join us in thanking our Conference Coordinators, Janine Liebert and Daniel Sandoval, as well as the dedicated members of the planning committee who worked to make this year's event a success.

Alex Smith Davis SRLN Communications Consultant CO
Bonnie Hough Managing Attorney, California Judicial Council CA
Claudia Johnson LawHelp Interactive Program Manager, ProBonoNet WA
Daniel Sandoval Human Experience Designer, WA
Danielle Hirsch Assistant Director of the Civil Justice Division, Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts IL
Dave Pantzer People's Law Web Content Coordinator, Maryland State Law Library MD
Erika J. Rickard Access to Justice Coordinator, Massachusetts Trial Court MA
Janine Liebert Senior Public Interest Librarian at LA Law Library CA
Jessica Bolack Frank Program Coordinator at Center for Access to Justice and Technology IL
Joan Bellistri Law Library Director at Anne Arundel County Public Law Library MD
Kelly Tautges Chicago Bar Foundation's Director of Pro Bono & Court Advocacy IL
Larry Meyer Director, San Bernardino County Law Library CA
Mary Jane Ciccarello Self-Help Center Director, Utah State Courts UT
Melissa Moss Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives at The Florida Bar Foundation FL
Renee Danser District Court Administrator, 43rd Judicial District of Pennsylvania PA
Rochelle Klempner Chief Counsel, New York State Courts Access to Justice Program NY
Stacey Marz Director, Self-Help Services, Alaska Court System AK
Tina Sibbitt Senior Staff Attorney, Access to Justice Program, Administrative Office of the New Mexico Courts NM