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Week of Sunday 26 June 2022

Webinar: Using design to improve court forms

June 29th, 2022

In this session, counselor Margaret Hagan, executive director of Stanford’s Legal Design Lab, of Stanford’s Legal Design Lab will show you how design impacts communication and understanding of court forms. She will cover:

  • How to choose the right visual elements
  • Form composition
  • Decluttering
  • Using color and font choices to enhance understanding

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Margaret Hagan directs the Legal Design Lab, a Research and Design (R&D) lab for more accessible, intuitive and engaging legal services at Stanford Law School. She is a lecturer at the Law School and the Stanford Institute of Design (the She is a lawyer with a JD from Stanford, and a PhD in Politics from Queen’s University Belfast. Her blog on legal innovation is OpenLab. Margaret works on public interest technology, teaching classes in partnership with courts and self help centers and leading R&D around new applications, visuals, policies and artificial intelligence to improve access to justice.

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Webinar: Jury selection - Beyond intentional racial bias

June 30th, 2022

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Several states are currently evaluating or have recently evaluated whether peremptory challenges serve any meaningful purpose in today’s environment, whether peremptory challenges are used discriminatorily, and whether existing remedies, such as Batson challenges, are sufficient to overcome any discriminatory motivations in the use of peremptory challenges. Join us for this webinar where our panel will discuss the history and impact of Batson and preemptory challenges on jury selection. The panel will provide specific actions and methods to identify implicit, institutional, and unconscious race and ethnic biases during jury selection.


  • Judge Pamela S. Gates, Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona
  • Lila Silverstein, Appellate Attorney, Washington Appellate Project

Moderator: Meredith Holley, attorney and founder of Eris Conflict Resolution

This webinar series is presented by the Blueprint for Racial Justice Systemic Change Work Group.

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