News You Can Use: People’s Justice Needs and How to Connect with Them

October 9th, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Currently, many people face legal problems for which they get no help. This is both a “justice gap” – lots of people facing legal problems and few getting legal services – and an untapped market for legal services. Recent research offers new understanding of what people’s justice needs are and how legal services providers can connect with them. It’s not just about money; it’s about meeting people where they are. Rebecca Sandefur (American Bar Foundation and Arizona State University) and Anna Carpenter (Justice Lab, University of Utah) lead a conversation about news you can use from this research: What kinds of justice needs do people have? Why don’t they seek legal help when they need it? How can you make that key connection with them?

This is a recorded event that took place on Friday, October 9, 2020, 3: 00 – 4:30 pm MDT.

This event is part of the News You Can Use series from the Utah Office of Legal Services Innovation and is co-sponsored by the Justice Lab of the College of Law at the University of Utah.

This event is intended to be educational and for the benefit of the public. Participation in this event does not supplant application to the Utah Legal Sandbox nor does it confer any advantage to applicants to the Utah Legal Sandbox. The statements of fact and opinions are those of the presenters personally and do not represent the opinion or position of the Utah Office of Legal Services Innovation or the Utah Supreme Court. The Utah Office of Legal Services and the Utah Supreme Court do not endorse, approve, or assume responsibility for the content, accuracy, or completeness of the information presented.