ABA Equal Justice Conference coming to Minnesota

The ABA’s Equal Justice Conference (EJC) is being held in Minnesota this year for the first time in over a decade. The EJC, which will convene in Minneapolis May 12-14, is the nation’s premier conference for legal services and pro bono issues. It brings together professionals from the private bar, legal services, and the courts to learn from and encourage each other in their work to increase access to justice for low-income individuals and families.

The MSBA has been supporting the efforts of a local host committee to ensure that as many Minnesota legal services staff as possible can attend the conference in our home state. To that end, we are seeking donations to sponsor the attendance of legal services attorneys and staff at the conference. If you are interested in making a donation to support this cause, please reach out to MSBA Access to Justice Director Katy Drahos (kdrahos@mnbars.org). If you are interested in attending the conference, learning more about it, or seeing materials from previous years, please visit the ABA’s website: at www.americanbar.org/groups/probono_public_service/ejc.