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February 8, 2013
9:00 am - 4:45 pm


Room 1078, The University of Mississippi School of Law


Kristen Kyle
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Supra and the Mississippi Law Journal cordially invite you to attend our Poverty & Access to Justice Symposium, sponsored by the Pro Bono Initiative.

CLE Course – 6 hours (including 1 Ethics hour)
Students – Earn 6 hours toward a Pro Bono Z Credit
Date: February 8, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:45 PM – Cocktail reception to follow
Location: The University of Mississippi School of Law – Robert C. Khayat Law Center – Room 1078
Cost: Free (Continuing Legal Education $9.00 fees may apply)
Parking passes will be available on the day of the event

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Event ID: 1881
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Across the nation, states are grappling with ways to remove barriers to the justice system. This challenge is particularly daunting in Mississippi, a state burdened with the highest poverty rates in the country. At the Symposium, state supreme court justices, appellate and trial judges, scholars, and practitioners will examine barriers to the justice system, creative legal service delivery methods, and specific programs that are proving effective.  Please join Supra and the Mississippi Law Journal for the Poverty & Access to Justice Symposium as national leaders in the legal community explore innovative solutions.

Topics will include:
  • Access to Justice: A Mississippi Snapshot
  • Expanding the Providers: Law Schools, Big Firms, Corporate Counsel & Local Bars
  • Opening the Gates: Legal Technicians
  • Beyond the Unrepresented Individual: Alternate Theories to Reduce Barriers to Justice
  • Creative Solutions: Using Technology
  • Civil Gideon
Authors & Panelists:
  • Presiding Justice Jess H. Dickinson, Mississippi Supreme Court
  • Judge Donna Barnes, Mississippi Court of Appeals
  • Judge Denise Owens, Hinds County Chancery Court; Co-Chair, Mississippi Access to Justice Commission
  • Deborah H. Bell, Professor of Law, Director, Pro Bono Initiative, University of Mississippi
  • Martha Bergmark, President, Mississippi Center for Justice
  • Douglas A. Blaze, Dean, University of Tennessee School of Law
  • Sam H. Buchanan, Jr., Executive Director Administration, Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation
  • Randy Cadenhead, Cox Communications
  • David Calder, Supervising Attorney, Child Advocacy Clinic, University of Mississippi
  • Ben Cole, Executive Director, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services
  • Ben Cooper, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Mississippi
  • Patti Gandy, Director, Legal Aid Office, Mission First
  • Tiffany Graves, General Counsel, Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Brooks Holland, Associate Professor of Law, Gonzaga University
  • Davetta C. Lee, Executive Director, Mississippi Access to Justice Commission
  • Brad Morgan, Access to Justice Coordinator, University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Vincent Morris, Director, Arkansas Legal Services Partnership
  • Reilly Morse, Policy Director, Mississippi Center for Justice Housing and Community Development
  • John Pollock, Coordinator, National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel, Public Justice Center
  • Debbie Segal, Kilpatrick Townsend
  • Rodger Wilder, Co-Chair, Mississippi Access to Justice Commission
  • Marni von Wilpert, Skadden Legal Fellow, Mississippi Center for Justice
You can follow Supra and developments regarding the Symposium by visiting:
For questions, please contact Kristen Kyle, the Executive Supra Editor, at supra@mississippilawjournal.org or Emily Stedman, Editor-in-Chief, ateditor@mississippilawjournal.org.