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Access to Justice: Substantial Challenges and How You, the Law, and Technology Can Help


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: January 30, 2019
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Agenda


  • Access to Justice: Challenges for the Legal System and the Nation
  • Funding and the Justice Gap
  • Simplifying the Legal Process
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • ABA Roadmap for Access to Justice and State Initiatives
  • Other Remedies: Starbucks Opportunity Youth Fair, Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO), Activity of Association of American Law Schools (AALS), Assoc. of Certified E-Discovery Specialist (ACEDS), and Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: January 30, 2019

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Access to justice is one of the nation’s and the world’s greatest legal challenges, affecting people from all walks of life, leaving many without legal representation. Although the challenges are substantial, so are the efforts of many legal professionals—from non-profits, corporations, and law firms—in addressing this crisis. Join us for this session where we examine the problems while illustrating the ways the Legal Community is responding and what you can do to help.

This program was recorded as part of ALM's Legalweek Conference on January 30th, 2019.

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Panelists

James Sandman

President Emeritus
Legal Services Corporation

James J. Sandman was president of the Legal Services Corporation from 2011 to 2020, before serving as president emeritus. He practiced law with Arnold & Porter LLP for 30 years and served as the firm’s managing partner for a decade. He is also a past president of the 100,000-member District of Columbia Bar and a former general counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Sandman is chairman of the board of the D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and a member of the boards of Washington Performing Arts, the College of Saint Rose, Albany Law School, and the Tahirih Justice Center. He is a member of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission, the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board, the District of Columbia Bar Pro Bono Committee, the American Law Institute, the Advisory Council of the American Bar Association’s Center for Innovation, the Board of Advisors of the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Center on the Future, and the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Project Advisory Committee.

Sandman previously served as chair of the District of Columbia Circuit Judicial Conference Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services and as a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, as chairman of the boards of the Meyer Foundation and of Whitman-Walker Health, and as a member of the boards of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia, the International Senior Lawyers Project, the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education, and Wilkes University. He also has served on the scholarship selection committee of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

Sandman was named one of the “90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years” by the Legal Times in 2008. The University of Pennsylvania Law School has honored him with its Alumni Award of Merit and its Howard Lesnick Pro Bono Award. He has also received the District of Columbia Bar’s Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Award, the Wiley A. Branton Award from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Legal Rights and Urban Affairs, the Hugh A. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Award from the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the D.C. Commission on Human Rights’ Cornelius R. Alexander Humanitarian Award, D.C. Law Students in Court’s Celebration of Service Award, the Washington Council of Lawyers’ Presidents’ Award, the Council for Court’s Excellence’s Justice Potter Steward Award, Tahirih Justice Center’s Wings of Justice Award, and Legal Aid Society of Cleveland's Louis Stokes Paragon Award. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by the College of Saint Rose and has received Villanova University’s Medallion Award. He has given commencement addresses at the College of Saint Rose, Villanova Law School, Rutgers Law School, and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.

Sandman is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received his law degree cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as executive editor of the law review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Max Rosenn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Hon. Tanya Kennedy

Supreme Court Justice
New York State Supreme Court

The Honorable Tanya R. Kennedy is a Supreme Court Justice and former Supervising Judge of Civil Court, New York County. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law where she taught a Juvenile Justice seminar course from 2006 to 2016.

She is the President-Elect of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) and former Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair, Vice President of Publications, Vice President of Districts, Secretary and New Judges’ Committee Chair of NAWJ. She is also a board member of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association.

Justice Kennedy received her law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is a member of Cardozo’s Alumni Association Executive Committee, where she served as Corresponding Secretary and Activities Committee Chair. She is also a member of Cardozo’s Black Asian Latino Law Student Alumni Association, the Dean’s Advisory Council, as well as the Dean’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion, and has served as an instructor for Cardozo’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program in the winter 2012 and 2013 sessions.

Her various honors include the 2012 Pat Irvin Personal Service Award from the Association of Black Women Attorneys; the 2014 Award from the New York County Lawyers’ Association Civil Court Practice Section; the 2015 Alumni of the Year Award from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; and the 2017 Diversity Leadership Award from Penn State Law.

Zabrina Jenkins

Managing Director
Starbucks Coffee Company

Zabrina Jenkins is an attorney for Starbucks Coffee Company. In her position as director, corporate counsel, Zabrina oversees commercial and general liability litigation for retail locations in North America, and provides legal advice and counsel to Starbucks management and partners (employees) relating to potential and actual litigation, primarily in the areas of commercial, real estate, and general business law. She currently serves as an advisor to the company’s Policy Governance Council, and has served on the Diversity Committee for the Law & Corporate Affairs department and as the co-coordinator of the department’s summer intern program.

Prior to joining Starbucks, Zabrina was an associate at Garvey Schubert Barer in Seattle, Washington. During her tenure with the firm, Zabrina focused her practice on commercial litigation matters, including labor and employment litigation.

Zabrina is an active volunteer in both legal and civic organizations. She currently serves on the Central Washington University College of Business Advisory Board, the King County Bar Association’s Future of the Law Institute (FLI) Committee, and is a member of the Loren Miller Bar Association. Zabrina was a mentor to the Seattle University Community Development and Entrepreneurship Clinic (CDEC), and served on the boards of the Washington State Bar Foundation, Central Washington University Foundation, Washington Women Lawyers, the Loren Miller Bar Association, and the Phillip L. Burton Scholarship Dinner Committee from 2003 to 2006, which she chaired in 2006. She has also been recognized as a Rising Star by Washington Law & Politics and is a 2011 Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Leadership Institute Fellow and Graduate.

Zabrina received her Bachelor of Science degree from Central Washington University, her Master of Science degree from Syracuse University School of Education and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.

Hon. Xavier Rodriguez

United States District Judge
Western District of Texas

President George W. Bush appointed Judge Rodriguez to the bench as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas in 2003. He is a former Texas Supreme Court Justice and was also a partner in the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. Judge Rodriguez is a frequent speaker on continuing legal education seminars and has authored numerous articles regarding employment law, discovery, and arbitration issues. He serves as an adjunct professor of law at the St. Mary’s University School of Law. He was elected to membership in the American Law Institute and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. He was awarded the Rosewood Gavel Award for outstanding judicial service from the St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2011.

David Horrigan

Discovery Counsel & Legal Education Director
Relativity

David Horrigan is Relativity’s discovery counsel and legal content director. An attorney, law school guest lecturer, e-discovery industry analyst, and award-winning journalist, David has served as counsel at the Entertainment Software Association, reporter and assistant editor at The National Law Journal, and analyst and counsel at 451 Research. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Legaltech News and the Data Law Board of Advisors at the Yeshiva University Cardozo Law School.

David holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, and he studied international law at Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

Maura R. Grossman

Research Professor & Director of Women in Computer Science
University of Waterloo

Maura R. Grossman is a Research Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, as well as an eDiscovery attorney and consultant in New York. Previously, Professor Grossman was Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where for 17 years, she represented Fortune 100 companies and major financial institutions in corporate and securities litigation and white collar criminal and regulatory investigations, and advised lawyers and clients on legal, technical, and strategic issues involving eDiscovery and information governance, both domestically and abroad.

Professor Grossman is a well-known and influential eDiscovery lawyer. She has been described in Who’s Who E-Discovery Analysis as “‘sensational’ according to her peers and . . . a ‘go-to’ in the area.” Chambers & Partners USA Litigation: E-Discovery has described her as “the best-known person in the area of technology-assisted review; a superstar among superstars,” “hugely experienced,” and “widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on technology assisted review (TAR) . . . ‘judges rely on her as much, if not more than any other lawyer’ in the field of search and TAR.” Professor Grossman’s scholarly work on TAR, most notably, Technology-Assisted Review in E-Discovery Can Be More Effective and More Efficient Than Exhaustive Manual Review, published in the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology in 2011, has been widely cited in case law, both in the U.S. and elsewhere. Her longstanding contributions to eDiscovery technology and process were featured in the February 2016 issue of The American Lawyer, the September 2016 ABA Journal – where she was recognized as a 2016 Legal Rebel – and by the American Bar Association, which named her as one of its ten 2017 Women in Legal Tech.

Professor Grossman was co-chair of the eDiscovery Working Group advising the New York State Unified Court System from 2010 through 2015. She has served as a court-appointed special master, neutral/mediator, and eDiscovery expert to the court in multiple high-profile federal cases. She has provided eDiscovery training to federal and state court judges, by invitation of the court, and has testified, on several occasions, before the Advisory Committees on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and on the Evidence Rules, at their invitation.

Professor Grossman has taught eDiscovery courses at Columbia Law School, Pace Law School, and Rutgers Law School–Newark. She has been involved in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Text Retrieval Conference (“TREC”); in 2008 and 2009, as a topic authority, and in 2010 and 2011, as a coordinator, of the Legal Track, and in 2015 and 2016, as a coordinator of the Total Recall Track. Professor Grossman serves on the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference? Working Group 1 on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention and Production, as well as on the Advisory Boards of Bloomberg BNA’s Digital Discovery & e-Evidence Report, the Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced eDiscovery Institute, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Cardozo Data Law Initiative, and the Arizona State University-Arkfeld eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference.

Professor Grossman graduated with an A.B., magna cum laude, from Brown University. She earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical/School Psychology from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, and a J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, Professor Grossman served as Executive Notes and Comments Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.


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