Service & Public Interest Programs
Pro Bono Research Group
Pro Bono Research Group
Moritz College of Law
The Ohio State University
55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus OH, 43202
Phone: (614) 688-8693
2001 Woodside Speaker Series
The Future of Poverty Law: How Will We Serve Our Underserved?
- Date: April 6, 2001
The Pro Bono Research Group (PBRG) will host its Inaugural Speaker Series from 1:30pm to 5pm, Friday, April 6, 2001 at The Ohio State University College of Law Auditorium, 55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210.
"The Future of Poverty Law: How Will We Serve Our Underserved?" will address the structural and procedural changes that will alter the way we allocate legal services to our low income, underserved communities throughout Ohio and beyond. The following speakers will address such timely topics as:
John Erlenborn, Legal Services Corporation Board of Directors Vice Chair and co-author of the federal laws that created and restrict the Legal Service Corporation, will present proposals for improving how LSC works so that access to justice might be available to all despite low incomes.
LaVeeda Battle, a member of the Legal Services Corporation Board of Directors from 1993 to the present, will discuss the impact of technology on the delivery of legal services to the poor. Will technology impact the availability of pro bono representation in the future?
Karen Sarjeant, Deputy Director of The National Association for Public Interest Law, will address challenges to the effectiveness of old and new types of legal delivery systems; the role of law schools in addressing the unmet legal needs of communities; and promoting access to legal education, training and support for the next generation of public interest advocates.
Joseph Stulberg, Professor of Law, The Ohio State University. Professor Stulberg, a nationally recognized author and advocate in the area of community dispute services, will address how alternative dispute resolution might benefit legal services for the underserved.
The Pro Bono Research Group is an innovative, student-run, faculty supported OSU College of Law organization dedicated to improving the availability of legal services to low-income communities. PBRG's goal is to collaborate with legal service providers to improve the opportunities that all members of the community have to gain access to necessary legal services.
This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 2.5 CLE credit hours, including 0 hours in ethics, 0 hours in substance abuse, and 1 hour in professionalism instruction. Admission for those applying for CLE credit is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. The event is free to those not applying for CLE credit. PBRG members will receive 4 Public Service Fellow Hours.