Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Victoria Law Foundation Hosts International Access to Justice and Legal Services Forum in Australia March 30 through April 1
I had the unique privilege of joining an interdisciplinary team of professionals discussing timely concerns about access to justice for older persons, not only in the host country of Australia but around the world. Our session, entitled Legal Need, Empowerment and Older People, began with Susannah Sage Jacobson and Eileen Webb, academics from the University of South Australia, who addressed ageism and specific examples of abuse, followed by Frances Batchelor, Acting Director of the Australian National Ageing Research Institute, discussing new consumer-based research on quality of residential care. The International Access to Justice Online Forum is hosted by the Victoria Law Foundation and the UCI Law Civil Justice Research Initiative, with panelists across the three days of programming from Australia, the U.S, Canada, New Zealand and the U.K. There is still time -- depending on which side of the international date line you reside -- to catch more presentations as the event runs through April 1, 2022.
In addition, research papers and reports and video captures of the program are being posted online. Take a good look!