ALL ACCESS to Access to Justice

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On March 21st at the University of Baltimore School of Law, the Law Library Association of Maryland (LLAM) is sponsoring a national conference on Access to Justice (A2J) for anyone interested in A2J with speakers from across the country.

 A2J is a core value of librarians — and it is becoming more critical as professional legal assistance becomes more expensive and beyond the reach of even average, middle-class Americans. Law libraries, public libraries, and courts are being inundated with these self-represented litigants and this trend will only continue to grow.

The State of Maryland has developed strategies that lead the nation in service to the self-represented litigant. LLAM continues this legacy by offering a day-long symposium: ALL ACCESS to Access to Justice.

  • Hear nationally-recognized speakers
  • Discuss cutting-edge issues
  • Learn practical how-to strategies
  • Network with expert practitioners 

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Registration and grants

Space is still available! Sign up today!

Registration options

  • Library association members: $65
  • Non-members: $80
  • Students: $25

Payment options

Grants are also available! Apply HERE today!




  • A2J: The Role of the Self Help Center with Jessica Van Buren, et al.
  • Use A2J to Raise Your Law Firm Profile with Sarah Mauldin, et al.
  • Just Advice® and Academic Legal Clinics with Leigh Maddox, et al.
  • The Role of Public Libraries in A2J with Judy Meadows, et al.
  • Special Populations: Prisoners with Glennor Shirley



8:30-9:30 Registration & Breakfast – 1st Floor Lobby
9:30-10:45 Welcome & Colloquium – Moot Court Room – Floor 0
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Program A: What is Access to Justice?Room 102 Program B: The Role of Public Libraries in Access to JusticeRoom 402 Program C: A Civil Right to CounselRoom 403 Program D:Special Populations: PrisonersRoom 408
12:00-1:00 Lunch – 12th Floor
1:15-2:15 Program E: Best Practices for Working with Self Represented LitigantsRoom 102 Program F: Enrich Your Law Firm Work Experience with A2JRoom 402 Program G: Adding Academic Legal clinics into the Librarian Toolkit: The JustAdvice ClinicRoom 403 Program H: Clear Writing & Communication: Creating Legal   Information for Self Represented LitigantsRoom 408
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:30 Program I: Access to Justice through Access to Legal InformationRoom 102 Program J: Using Alternative Representation Models to Connect
Clients and AttorneysRoom 402
Program K: Access to Justice: The Role of the Self Help CenterRoom 403 Program L: Beyond Legal HelpRoom 408
3:30-5:00 Networking Expo/Reception – Floor 0


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travel and venue


The conference will bUniversity of Baltimore Law Centere held at the gorgeous new John and Frances Angelos Law Center located at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

A campus map and driving directions can be found at


Attendees will be able to park for a reduced rate of $7/day in the Fitzgerald Garage located on the University of Baltimore’s campus. Ask for a parking voucher at the event.

Campus parking information (maps, rates, locations) can be found at

Lodging and travel

Baltimore Mount Vernon Cultural DistrictThe center is located in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon district, within walking distance to hotels, restaurants, and multiple transportation options that include the metro, MARC train, busses, and air travel.

Need to fly in? Baltimore Washington International Airport is located a mere 20-minutes away.

Coming from Washington, D.C.? Use convenient MARC trains from Union Station to Baltimore’s Penn Station (1501 North Calvert Street), located just one block away from the venue. One-way fare is $7 and $3.50 for seniors. Check it out at For more information about transit options, check out:

Additionally, the Peabody Court Hotel located near the school gives University of Baltimore visitors a special rate, starting at $129 a night.


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contact us

The page will be updated on a regular basis with more details!

For general event questions, contact Kate Martin ( or Joan Bellistri (

For webpage questions or for trouble downloading the mail-in registration form, contact the event webmaster, Julia Viets (

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