Wyoming lawyers are looking for ways to streamline access to legal services among those who are effectively barred from justice because of their inability to pay or to comprehend the legal system.
This quest will continue during an access to justice forum in Evanston Sept. 14, open to anyone and designed to get input from the public and from agencies that work with the poor, near-poor, senior citizens and mentally ill.
The forum is in conjunction with the Wyoming State Bar Annual Convention in Evanston Sept. 15-18.
Rick Lavery, Evanston lawyer who is president of the Wyoming State Bar, explained an Access to Justice Commission was established last December to address concerns about a lack of services to people in the area of civil legal aid.
The Evanston event will be the second in a series of forums, the first of which was held in Cheyenne and drew about 100 people.
The Access to Justice Forum, open to the public, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Roundhouse in Evanston.
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