Access to Justice Convening Conference


  • Judge Kermit Bye, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Helaine Barnett, Legal Services Corporation
  • Mary Schneider, Director of Legal Services for Northwest Minnesota
  • Jim P. Fitzsimmons, Executive Director of Legal Services of North Dakota

Please join us as well as federal, state, and local policy makers and stakeholders at this one-day conference to expand public understanding and support for legal assistance in northwest Minnesota and North Dakota. The conference is designed to begin the process of finding creative, innovative ways to increase support for all kinds of legal assistance. This includes but is not limited to civil legal services provided to disadvantaged persons, primarily those persons or families whose income is barely enough to cover basic needs.

For more information about this event or to register by phone contact Nyla Jo Olson at 701-234-0756 (9:30a.m.-3:30p.m.; after hours dial ext. 27 to leave a message) or visit The deadline for registration is October 21, 2009.

Parking is free, and is located at the visitor’s lot on the NDSU campus. There will be greeter outside the lot providing passes.

Registration is from 8:30-9am. A continental breakfast will be provided at this time. A sit down lunch will also be provided for this event.

This event is sponsored by: Bremer Banks, Otto Bremer Foundation, Dakota Medical Foundation, Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation, North Dakota State University, Northern Plains Ethics Institute, and United Way of Cass-Clay.

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