Pathways to Justice (Pathways) is a statewide conference convened every three years by the State Bar of California, in partnership with the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) and the Judicial Council Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC). Pathways is California’s only statewide legal services conference to bring together non-profit legal services providers, private bar pro bono volunteers, and staff from court departments and self-help centers. With more than 50 sessions on the schedule, the conference highlights a broad range of topics including best practices, legal trends and challenges, innovative projects, technology demonstrations, and substantive training on areas including housing, family law, domestic violence, and many others. Pathways’ two days of substantive workshops are invaluable for professionals working toward a legal system that is more accessible and responsive to all Californians.
The next Pathways to Justice Conference will be held on June 4 and 5, 2019, with pre-conference sessions on June 3.
A complete schedule has been posted to Sched, an on-line scheduling platform, together with registration links and details.The Milton Marks Conference Center and classrooms have limited space for some sessions, so registrations will be processed on a first-requested basis.
For more information, about registration or attending the conference please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you at Pathways to Justice 2019!
SCHEDULES AND SESSIONS
Explore the opportunities! The Pathways to Justice schedule is hosted on Sched - click through below to browse.
Pre-conference sessions will include Disaster Preparedness and Response, and a session organized by the Judicial Council for court staff. Please note: several pre-conference sessions are being planned; some will be free and some will be by invitation only. Please check our full schedule by clicking the link below, for updated information on pre-conference meetings.
Click here to view the Pathways 2019 Schedule
PURCHASE TICKETS TO PATHWAYS TO JUSTICE 2019
Pathways offers quality sessions by experienced trainers on relevant topics at a price that is significantly lower than comparable professional development offerings. Use the following link to review tickets and pricing options for Pathways 2019:
Click here to view ticket and pricing options for Pathways 2019
NON-PROFIT, COURT-BASED, GOVERNMENT, AND EDUCATIONAL STAFF:
2-Day Early Bird Rate thru May 13: $180/May 14-27: $200
1-Day Early Bird Rate thru May 13: $110/May 14-27: $125
BASIC REGISTRATION FEES:
2-Day Early Bird Rate thru May 13: $350/May 14-27: $400
1-Day Early Bird Rate thru May 13: $220/May 14-27: $250
Late and day-of registrations will be offered as space permits; for registration after May 28, please contact email@example.com for availability.
LEGAL AID ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA MEMBER DISCOUNT
Discounts are available for staff who work at an organization that is a member of LAAC. Please contact pathways@LAAConline.org for more information on the discount code to enter at check-out.
VAWEP GRANT-FUNDED TRAVEL ASSISTANCE FOR TRIBAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING
Self-Help Center court staff, legal services partners that provide services in a court, Tribal court staff, and those that partner with Tribal courts, are invited to apply for VAWEP grant-funded assistance by submitting the “VAWEP Grant-Funded Travel Assistance Request” form for consideration.The travel assistance is funded by the Violence Against Women Education Project and therefore funding is limited.Attending domestic violence courses including a tribal domestic violence course is required.
For more information please email Lisa Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org before April 12.
Through the generosity of the Bigglesworth Family Foundation, we are pleased to offer limited conference travel stipends to the 2019 Pathways to Justice Conference. Organizations interested in stipends to cover the cost of travel to/from the conference are encouraged to apply by completing this form. Note that only one form will be accepted from each organization. Please include requests for all individuals from your organization on one form. Preference will be given to smaller programs and rural programs.
Total stipend amounts may vary depending on the number of requests received. Below is a sample of potential stipend amounts:
If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Legal services, pro bono, state court- and tribal court-based program and LRS staff, judges, pro bono attorneys, board members, law school clinicians, law students, small claims advisors, law librarians, court interpreters, paralegals, tribal justice partners, and other justice partners. The programming offered at Pathways to Justice is rich and diverse, with something for practitioners at every level of the profession.
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: To be determined
All registrants are responsible for making their own hotel and travel arrangements. Information about hotel room block accommodations will be updated as information becomes available.
Hotel Room Block Information
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
(1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco)
A block of rooms is being
held for conference participants, at a hotel located about a mile from the
Milton Marks Center. You can contact the hotel to reserve one of these rooms by
clicking this link:
PJSH2019 (Link expires May 13)
DIRECTIONS TO THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL: THE RONALD M. GEORGE STATE OFFICE BUILDING, 455 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102
The Judicial Council is located in San Francisco’s Civic Center, on Golden Gate Avenue between Larkin and Polk Streets. Registration and check-in will take place at the Milton Marks Conference Center, located on the lower level.
From the South Bay: Driving north on Highway 101, take the Ninth Street/Civic Center exit, take a left onto Ninth Street and follow it six blocks north to Market Street. Upon crossing Market Street, stay to your right and follow Larkin Street two blocks north to McAllister Street. The building will be on your left.
From the East Bay: From the Bay Bridge, take the Ninth Street/Civic Center exit, off Highway 80. At the end of the ramp, you will be on Harrison Street, follow it one block west to Ninth Street and turn right. Follow Ninth Street five blocks north to Market Street. Upon crossing Market Street, stay to your right and follow Larkin Street two blocks north to McAllister Street. The building will be on your left.
From the North Bay: From the Golden Gate Bridge, stay on Highway 101 and take the Lombard Street exit east to Van Ness Avenue, then turn right. Follow Van Ness Avenue south approximately 25 blocks to Golden Gate Avenue and turn left. Follow Golden Gate one block. The Building will be on your right.
Parking: No parking is available in the building. Directly across the street from the Earl Warren Building and Courthouse is the Civic Center Plaza Garage at 355 McAllister Street. Please call 415-863-1537 for current rates. Other public lots and limited street parking are available in the Civic Center area. There is an additional parking garage (UC Hastings Parking Garage) at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street. The entrance is on Larkin Street between McAllister Street and Golden Gate. The address is 376 Larkin Street and the telephone number is 415-355-9618.
BY PUBLIC TRANSIT
From BART/MUNI Metro: Exit the Civic Center Station on the corner of Market and Hyde Streets, walk three blocks north on Hyde Street to Golden Gate Avenue, then turn left and walk one-and-one-half blocks west. The building entrance is on Golden Gate between Larkin and Polk Streets.
From Caltrain: Exit the Caltrain Station (at Fourth & Townsend Streets) on Fourth Street. Turn right and walk half a block to King Street, where you take the N-Judah Muni Metro line to the Civic Center station. Exit the station and follow the above route.
From the Temporary Trans Bay Bus Terminal: The terminal occupies the block bounded on the north by Howard Street, and on the west by Beale Street. Walk northwest two blocks on Beale to Market Street and enter BART/Muni by using the entry at the south-west corner (the tower of the Ferry Building will be behind you at the foot of Market, as you turn toward the entrance.) Take BART or Muni to the Civic Center station. Exit the station and follow the above route.
For more information about registration or attending the conference as an attendee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.