Ensuring Equal Access to Justice in Maine’s Rural Communities Symposium

Over a hundred attorneys, judges, healthcare professionals, and legal scholars gathered in Waterville on April 26-27 for a holistic discussion on the access to justice and health care issues that challenge Maine’s rural communities. The “Ensuring Equal Access to Justice in Maine’s Rural Communities Symposium” was presented by the Maine Law Review at the University of Maine School of Law in partnership with Colby College.

Symposium participants took a strategic look into Maine’s rural realities with two days of panel discussions and presentations. Day one (April 26) focused on access to justice, and day two (April 27) focused on access to health care. The keynote address was presented by Lisa Pruitt, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law. Professor Pruitt is a national expert on the intersection of law with rural livelihoods.

The symposium also featured the following speakers and panel discussions:

  • Professor Maybell Romero, Northern Illinois University Law School
  • Professor Nicole Huberfeld, Boston University School of Law and Boston University School of Public Health
  • Professor Hannah Haksgaard, University of South Dakota School of Law
  • Criminal Justice in Maine’s Rural Communities
  • Ensuring Access to Justice in Maine’s Rural Communities
  • National Panel on Access to Justice Issues
  • Legal and Political Issues in Rural Healthcare