2013-14

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Schedule of Events, Friday Feb. 22

9:30 a.m. Registration & Coffee
10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, Ohio Supreme Court
10:15 a.m.
Panel I: Achievements of Access to Justice Commissions in Other States
Moderator: William D. Dowling, Ohio State Bar Association Access to Justice Committee Chair
Panelists: Meredith McBurney, American Bar Association, Resource Development Consultant, ABA Resource Center for ATJ Initiatives
Justice Nathan L. Hecht, Texas Supreme Court, Representative on the Texas Access to Justice Commission
Professor Peter Edelman, Georgetown Law, Co-Director, Joint Degree in Law and Public Policy; Faculty Director, Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy 
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Panel II: What are the Access to Justice Roadblocks and How Should Ohio Respond?
Moderator: Judge Gene A. Zmuda, Lucas County Common Pleas Court
Panelists: Representative Kathleen Clyde, 75th House District, Ohio House of Representatives
Thomas W. Weeks, Executive Director, Ohio State Legal Services Association
Tim Young, Director of the Office of the Ohio Public Defender
David Alexander, Partner, Squire Sanders, Columbus Bar Foundation Board of Trustees
2:00 p.m. Part III: What is the Lawyer’s Ethical Obligation to Provide Access to Justice?
Alvin E. Mathews, Jr., James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA
3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks