Montgomery Bar presents Access to Justice Summit
The Montgomery Bar Foundation will be hosting its second Access to Justice Summit on Wednesday, May 30, 2018from 8:30 to noon at the Montgomery Bar Association building (100 W. Airy Street, Norristown, PA 19401).
Montgomery County Commissioner Valerie Arkoosh will be providing welcoming remarks to launch the morning’s presentations.
Also speaking will be Emma Hertz, Administrator of Montgomery County’s Office of Housing and Community Development. Ms. Hertz will provide an update on the groundbreaking eviction prevention program (“EPIC”), a collaboration between Your Way Home (the county’s unified housing crisis response system), Montgomery Bar Association, Montgomery Bar Foundation, Legal Aid of Southeastern PA, Montgomery County courts, and Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities. The launch of EPIC was a direct outcome of last year’s Summit and has already garnered statewide and national attention.
Discussions at the Access to Justice Summit will focus on improved communication among relevant organizations throughout Montgomery County, a need identified by last year’s Summit attendees.
In furtherance of the collective goal to better share information that will help serve vulnerable county residents, panelists will discuss several programs designed to connect service providers and their clients to county resources, potential sources of funding, and each other. Anticipated attendees once again include representatives from the Bench, Bar leadership, pro bono attorneys, social service providers, county agencies, the faith community, law enforcement, and more.
About the Montgomery Bar Foundation
Montgomery Bar Foundation is the charitable affiliate of the Montgomery Bar Association. Since 1987, the Bar Foundation has supported law-related educational, charitable, and humanitarian projects throughout Montgomery County. Grants awarded by the Foundation have been used to help the elderly, homeless, victims of domestic violence, troubled and underprivileged youth, and many other individuals and families in need.