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Reimagining Justice: From Ideas To Impact

  • When: June 23–25, 2022
  • Where: Hilton Magnificent Mile - Chicago

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The American Bar Foundation (ABF) invites you to Reimaging Justice: From Ideas to Impact, a conference that will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to move forward together in advancing civil access to justice efforts that can help to combat poverty. The conference will feature research presentations by scholars from the ABF/JPB Access to Justice Scholars program and invited doctoral students, along with keynote remarks by prominent leaders in the field.

The two-day event will be held at the Hilton Magnificent Mile, beginning with lunch on Thursday, June 23 and concluding with lunch on Saturday, June 25. A detailed agenda is available here.

The conference is free but advance registration is required.
Please register HERE by Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

Note: Currently, there is no virtual option being offered for this conference.


Hotel Arrangements
The ABF has secured a limited block of hotel rooms for this conference at the Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile Suites. The conference room rate is $219 exclusive of tax. This special room rate will be available until Wednesday, June 8, 2022, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Please register for a hotel room HERE.



The conference is generously sponsored by The JPB Foundation and the American Bar Foundation.

About the Access to Justice Scholars Program
The American Bar Foundation (ABF), in partnership with The JPB Foundation, is committed to building the field of access to justice research and creating a network of access to justice scholars. The ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program brings together cohorts of faculty scholars in order to support their research, mentor their progress, and build intellectual relationships needed to grow the access to justice field. By facilitating the translation of research into policy and practice, the program generates more effective approaches to improve justice for all.

The ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program expands empirical access to justice scholarship by encouraging scholars to engage with this burgeoning research field. The Director of The ABF/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program is ABF Faculty Fellow Rebecca Sandefur. Professor Sandefur founded the ABF’s Access to Justice Research Initiative and received a 2018 MacArthur “Genius” grant for her work on access to justice.

About the American Bar Foundation
The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is among the world's leading research institutes for the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law. An independent, nonprofit organization for nearly 70 years, the ABF seeks to advance the understanding and improvement of law through research projects of unmatched scale and quality on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the United States and the world. The ABF is committed to the broad dissemination of research findings to the organized bar, scholars, and the general public. These findings are published in a wide range of forums, including leading academic journals, law reviews, and academic and commercial presses. 


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