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A Conversation About Justice Issues in Rural New York:
Planting the Seeds for Collaborations and Partnerships

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Conference Locations and Programs:

Saratoga Springs - October 29-30, 2007, Saratoga Hotel and Conference Center, 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York - Program

Geneva - November 14-15, 2007, Ramada Geneva Lakefront, 41 Lakefront Drive, Geneva, New York - Program back to top

 

Conference Description

The Conferences are being held to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders from throughout rural New York to explore the barriers that poor and low-income rural New Yorkers face in seeking to address their legal needs and to help facilitate collaborative strategies for overcoming those barriers. It is anticipated that the Conferences will be the beginning of an ongoing discussion that will lead to the development of various justice networks and partnerships throughout the State.

This website contains information and updates about the conferences, as well as suggested reading for participants. We hope you will avail yourself of some of these materials so that we may have vigorous and informed discussion, leading to concrete ideas and suggestions going forward from the conferences. If you know of additional materials that are pertinent and worthwhile, please email Carol Salem at csalem@courts.state.ny.us so that we can share this with all participants.

If you are interested in attending or need information, please contact Cecille Latty at 646-386-4715 or clatty@courts.state.ny.us.back to top

 

Presentations at "A Conversation About Justice Issues in Rural New York: Planting the Seeds for Collaboration and Partnerships"

Get Adobe Acrobat ReaderBarry Mahoney: Collaborations to Improve Rural Justice Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Charles W. Fluharty: The Face of Justice in Rural New York: A Context for Consideration of Rural Issues and Rural Poverty Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Elizabeth Monaco: Collaborations and Partnerships: The Key to Creating Sustained Change in Communities Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Jose Guillen: A Conversation about Justice Issues in Rural New York: Planting the Seeds for Collaborations and Partnerships Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Sheila W. Schwanekamp: Collaboration as a Path to Equal Justice: N.Y.S. Problem Solving Courts and 8th Judicial District Initiatives Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

 

Get Adobe Acrobat ReaderResource Materials

A. Access to Justice

Aimee Baehler and Barry Mahoney, Project Report: Strengthening Rural Courts, The Justice Management Institute (2005) (posted with permission of the Justice Management Institute) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

California Court System, Binational Resource Materials, Field Guide (October 2007) (published with permission) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Kathryn Fahnestock, The Loneliness of Command: One Perspective on Judicial Isolation, The Judges’ Journal, American Bar Association, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Spring 1991) (posted with permission) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Ten Commandments of Cultural Competence: The Guiding Principles of Client Service (posted with permission) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Utilization of Language Services for Clients/Prospective Clients With Limited English Proficiency, (2004) (posted with permission) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Kathryn Fahnestock, Not in My County: Rural Courts and Victims of Domestic Violence (1991) (posted with permission) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Legal Services Corporation, A Report on Rural Issues and Delivery and the LSC-Sponsored Symposium (April 2003) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

LSC-Sponsored Symposium National Steering Committee, A Proposal to Establish The National Rural Justice Center (2003) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Claire A. Parins, Presence and Partnerships: Delivering Pro Bono Legal Services in Rural Communities, 35 Clearinghouse Rev. 743 (2002) (posted with permission of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law © 2002) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Larry R. Spain, Public Interest Law: Improving Access to Justice: The Opportunities and Challenges of Providing Equal Access to Justice in Rural Communities, 28 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 367 (2001) (posted with permission) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Unified Court System, Action Plan for the Justice Courts Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Unified Court System of New York, Court Interpreting in New York: A Plan of Action (April 2006). Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

B. Poverty and Discrimination

Debra Lyn Bassett, Distancing Rural Poverty, 13 Geo. J. Poverty Law & Pol’y 3 (2006) (posted with permission) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Debra Lyn Bassett, Ruralism, 88 Iowa L. R. 273 (2003) (posted with permission)

John A. Martin, Jose Octavio Guillen, and Diane Altamirano, Borderland Justice: Working With Culture in Courts Along the US/Mexico Border, Court Manager (Fall 2007) (posted with permission) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

John A. Martin, Marcus Reinkensmeyer, Hon. Barbara Rodriguez Mundell, and Jose Guillen, Becoming a Culturally Competent Court Court Manager (Fall 2007) (posted with permission) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Kathleen Pickering, Mark H. Harvey, Gene F. Summers, and David Mushinski, Welfare Reform in Persistent Rural Poverty: Dreams, Disenchantments, and Diversity, Penn State Press (2006)

Katherine Porter, Going Broke the Hard Way: The Economics of Rural Failure, 2005 Wis. L. Rev. 969 (2005) (Copyright 1999 by The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System; Reprinted by permission of the Wisconsin Law Review)

Lisa R. Pruitt, Missing the Mark: Welfare Reform and Rural Poverty, 10 J. Gender Race & Just. 439 (2007) (posted with permission) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Lisa R. Pruitt, Toward a Feminist Theory of the Rural, 2007 Utah L. Rev. 421 (2007) (posted with permission) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Lisa R. Pruitt, Rural Rhetoric, 39 Conn. L. Rev. 159 (2006) (posted with permission)

C. Collaboration

David La Piana, Real Collaboration: A Guide for Grantmakers (January 2001) (posted with permission) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

James A. Richardson, Jr. and Jonathan K. London, Strategies and Lessons for Reducing Persistent Rural Poverty: A Social-Justice Approach to Funding Rural Community Transformation, Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society, Vol. 38, No. 1 (Spring 2007) (posted with permission)

Hon. Sharon S. Townsend, How Judges Can Build Multidisciplinary Collaborations to Benefit Children and Families (2007) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Louise G. Trubeck and Jennifer J. Farnham, Social Justice Collaboratives: Multidisciplinary Practices for People, 7 Clinical L. Rev. 227 (2000) (posted with permission) Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

Some Helpful Websites

National Rural Funders Collaborative (has information on many foundations involved in rural issues)

Rural Justice Institute of Alfred University (collaborative enterprise with the university and local agencies and schools whose aim is increasing current services and developing new initiatives to enhance the lives of troubled youths and their families)

Rural Policy Research Institute (collaboration of three midwestern universities to provide unbiased analysis and information on the challenges, needs and opportunities facing rural America)

Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation (builds the capacities of resident-led community development corps., making the resource and policy environment more supportive of rural CDC’s and their work)

The Upstate Institute (creates links between Colgate University and the regional community to engage the university and community in research and a reciprocal transfer of knowledge that will enhance the economy, cultural and social capacity of the area) back to top

   
 
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