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Justice conference to focus on poor, vulnerable

Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

DeKALB – Northern Illinois University College of Law will host a conference Wednesday on barriers the poor and vulnerable face within the criminal justice system.

Participants include Illinois Supreme Court Justices Thomas Kilbride and Robert Thomas, McHenry County Chief Judge Michael Sullivan and NIU Law Dean Jennifer Rosato. Appellate Court Justice Mary Schostok, Patrick Kinnally of the Kane County Bar Association, Michele Meyer of Mutual Ground and Mike O’Connor of Prairie State Legal Services also will speak.

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice Listening Conference will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in Room 170 of the NIU College of Law. Register by emailing ilsupctatj@isba.org.

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