Jim Greiner (Harvard) brought the following opportunity to my attention and thought it might interest ElsBlog readers. Anyone with follow-up questions should direct them to Jim at: "jgreiner at law.harvard.edu".
"A group of researchers and field professionals in access to civil justice (A2J)
in the United States is soliciting applications to attend a two-day Workshop to
be held in Chicago, Illinois, on December 7-8, 2012. The application process is
short, consisting of an update c.v. and a 300-word essay on a specific research
question or area of inquiry regarding access to civil justice that the applicant
thinks is understudied and would benefit from qualitative or quantitative
empirical research. The Workshop opens with a poster session and town hall
meeting on the afternoon of Friday, December 7, bringing together scholars and
practitioners from many perspectives to identify and explore access to justice
research needs. On the following day, Saturday, December 8, the Workshop will
convene a smaller, closed session to push forward the work of revitalizing A2J
research. The Workshop organizers have NSF funding to defray all reasonable
expenses for travel, lodging, and food.
This Workshop presents an unusual opportunity for empirically minded researchers, particularly beginning researchers or those who have previously not focused on the administration and delivery of civil justice. A broad cross-section of field personnel, academics, funders, and government officials have been invited to the Workshop, and one goal is to create a network for future inquiries. Questions can be directed to Jim Greiner, jgreiner at law.harvard.edu. The application can be found here (scroll down the page a bit)" and is due by September 28, 2012.