Access to Justice Conference

Call for Session Proposals: The 2023 Access to Justice Conference, "Shifting Justice Towards Accountability and Trust," seeks session proposals from community organizations impacted by COVID-19 and the nation’s racial reckoning.

Organizers are creating a space to amplify the leadership of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, people who are currently or formerly incarcerated, immigrants, and people who have experienced oppression in our legal system due to racism and poverty.

Conference organizers also invite session proposals from legal professionals exploring innovative ways to be accountable to client communities as a means to dismantle unjust systems. The conference is scheduled for Sept. 28-30 at the Tacoma Convention Center and partially online. It will offer systemic advocacy strategies and skills building and trainings on tangible actions through  sharing about current work and successes. It aims to explore the intersectionality of systems (i.e., the civil/criminal divide, health and social services, education, etc.) that lead to injustice and collectively make progress on breaking down barriers to advocacy.

Submit a session proposal by completing this form by March 24. Questions may be sent to

Learn more about the 2023 Access to Justice Conference