Overcoming non-financial barriers to justice – Academy of Law debate – 27 Nov Sydney

This is the third and final event in the Academy’s Access to Justice series for 2018, being held on Tuesday 27 November 5pm-6.30pm in Sydney. 

Whereas the second one focussed on overcoming financial barriers, this debate will be on overcoming non-financial barriers.

Those barriers are various and numerous: difficulties associated with language, culture, age, geographical location, disabilities whether physical or intellectual, and others.

We have a chair and panel chosen for their interest and expertise in various areas of non-financial disadvantage that people experience in accessing our system of justice.

Panel members and chair

A general idea of their areas of particular interest can be gathered from the panel below.

Ms Charlotte Steer, Lawyer, Seniors Rights Service NSW and Teaching Fellow, UNSW Faculty of Law – Age Barriers

Professor Sandra Hale, Professor of Interpreting and Translation UNSW – Language and Cultural Barriers

Mr Jim Simpson, Senior Advocate, Council for Intellectual Disability, formerly Principal Solicitor, Intellectual Disability Rights Service – Physical and Intellectual Disability Barriers

Ms Jenny Lovric, Solicitor, Manager Community Engagement, Just Reinvest NSW – Regional, Rural and other Geographical Location Barriers  

The chair is Professor Simon Rice OAM, Professor of Law, University of Sydney.


Tuesday 27 November 2018

5:00pm – 6:30pm

The Banco Court, Level 13 Law Courts Building, Queen’s Square, Sydney.

Details at this link of the Academy of Law website.

Or contact me, Michael Murray, Director, Academy of Law.


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