REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS OF PANEL TOPICS

2022 Partners for Justice Conference

Deadline for Proposals is FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2021

You are invited to propose a panel session for the 2022 Partners for Justice Conference tentatively taking place on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Partners for Justice Conference is one of the largest gathering of legal services and public interest lawyers and staff, private practitioners, elected officials, judges, human services providers and others interested in access to justice issues in the mid-Atlantic region.

Topics can include skills-based sessions, substantive law or programmatic tips. Some examples of previous conference topics include –

See the 2021 Conference Schedule for inspiration.

Please use our online form to propose a topic. The form will give you the opportunity to draft a short, one-paragraph description of the panel topic to be included in the program and space to informally explain why you think a session on that topic would be relevant to the legal services community.

Suggest possible speakers (up to 3 panelists MAX) and include their organizations and locations. Keep diversity in mind across the board. Please, no more than one representative from a particular program/organization per panel.

The deadline for proposals is FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2021. We will notify you in January if your topic is selected.


PANEL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Each panel MUST have no more than 3 panelists total.
  • No more than one person from a particular organization per panel.
  • Panels should be as diverse as possible when it comes to program, geography, race, gender, and perspective.
  • Panels must meet deadlines for submitting final materials and information according to planning committee timelines or risk losing the opportunity to present the panel at the Conference.
  • Each panel chosen will be assigned a moderator by the Conference Planning Committee.

Form Questions:

  • Your Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Organization
  • Street Address
  • City, State, Zip
  • Topic Name
  • Draft a brief, 1-paragraph description of topic to be included in program
  • An informal description of why you think this session is relevant to the legal services community and the Conference
  • Names, organizations, and locations of up to 3 potential panelists
  • Whether you'd like to be the panel coordinator (head of planning for panel)