International Access to Justice Forum

Learn about the latest developments, innovations and practical solutions designed to address barriers to access to justice.

The Victoria Law Foundation in partnership with UCI Law Initiative for Inclusive Civil Justice will host the International Access to Justice Forum 2023 at UCI Law in Irvine, California on October 11-13, 2023.

The 2023 Forum will be essential for people interested in the diversity and complexity of access to justice and we very much look forward to you joining us.

Call for proposals

For those interested in presenting at the conference, the website portal is open for proposals.

Please note that all presenters must plan to attend the conference in person. Some financial support may be available to presenters to facilitate attendance.

We invite presentations from scholars; researchers; legal practitioners; court, tribunal, and dispute resolution staff; and other legal service providers from around the world on a range of topics relating to access to civil justice. Topics of particular interest include the following:

  • New data or empirical analysis regarding the prevalence of civil legal problems, perceptions or understandings of legal matters, or behaviour taken in response to justiciable events.
  • Legal professional regulatory reform, alternative legal service providers, and innovative legal service partnerships.
  • The role of legal technology in enhancing access to justice.
  • Access to justice in the face of climate change, global conflict, and economic change.
  • Interventions and approaches to enhance equality in access to civil justice for underserved groups.
  • The place of access to justice in legal education.

Those interested in presenting should please submit a brief abstract (no more than 3,000 characters) that clearly identifies the proposed topic and summarizes key findings or lessons. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2023.

Submit your proposal


In addition to presenters, we also welcome the participation of non-presenting attendees. Registration is now open on the conference website for both in-person and online attendance.

Please see the conference website for additional information about the conference schedule and travel planning.

Register to attend

Catch up on the 2022 recordings

The 2022 event covered an impressive breadth of content with diverse perspectives, which generated a great deal of conversation and global insight.

Day one: What’s happening and what’s next?

Legal tech and access to justice
Deregulation of the legal profession
Making administrative data smarter

Day two: Inequality and access to justice

Legal need, empowerment and older people
Culturally appropriate service design and delivery
Courts and COVID-19

Day three Current issues and responses

Climate change and legal need
The role of legal education and access to justice
Looking to the future