In May 2015, Professor Elizabeth Chambliss attended the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services national summit at Stanford University. Chambliss is a member of the Commission and Chair of the Data Working Group. The Commission is meeting again in Chicago on June 30-July 1 to distill the reports from the Summit and identify a small number of key policy objectives and deliverables.
Also in May, Chambliss participated in the Civil Legal Aid Research Workshop at the U.S. Department of Justice. This invitation-only workshop was co-sponsored by the DOJ National Institute of Justice and Access to Justice Initiative, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation. Its goal was to bring researchers and practitioners together to explore the existing and needed research around civil legal aid and its intersection with public safety and criminal justice. Participants included domestic and international civil legal aid experts, researchers, government officials–including representatives of the Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable, and private funders. Click for more information about the workshop.