In panel presentations and small discussion groups, the conference will enhance empirical and conceptual understandings of the most pressing challenges affecting the accessibility of quality civil legal assistance for low- and middle-income individuals. The conference will provide an in-depth and practical overview of the need to reform and further equal access to justice initiatives, the deficiencies in the availability and accessibility of legal services in California, and the challenges in implementing equal access to justice reforms. Panelists and speakers will also propose specific civil justice policy and practice reforms that critically examine direct benefits and costs of increasing access to justice.
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About Dan Purcell
Keker & Van Nest Partner Dan Purcell handles complex civil and criminal litigation. He represents companies and individuals in intellectual property matters, and also defends clients accused of professional misconduct, fraud, or racketeering. Mr. Purcell has tried, arbitrated, and mediated cases in federal and state courts in California, New York, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. In addition to dedicating a significant amount of time to individual pro bono matters, he also oversees the firm’s pro bono program, including its substantial response to the recent unaccompanied minor crisis.