Global Challenges to Access to Justice in the time of COVID

The International Law Section, co-sponsored with Union Internationale des Avocats, present

Global Challenges to Access to Justice in the time of COVID 


Date Thursday, July 9, 2020
Program 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. 
MCLE 1 Hour


Jerry Roth
President, UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats, Paris) and BASF Member
Munger, Tolles & Olson, San Francisco


Jacqueline Scott
Director, UIA Institute for the Rule of Law, Fortney & Scott, Washington, DC

Avi Singh
Cicero Chambers, New Delhi, India

Dr. András Szecskay
Szecskay Ügyvédi Iroda | Szecskay Attorneys at Law, Budapest, Hungary


Lisa Reinsberg
Executive Director, International Justice Resource Center
Vice Chair, BASF International Law and Practice Section

Access to justice is an important human rights issue across the globe and essential to the Rule of Law, from the United States to Europe, Asia and beyond. But restrictions imposed in response to COVID have presented challenges, and different governments have responded with a variety of measures. In this cross-border panel, BASF joins with UIA, the world’s oldest association of international lawyers, to explore access to justice issues across the globe. Experts in justice access issues from Washington DC, Hungary and India will join Committee Vice Chair Lisa Reinsberg and BASF Member Jerry Roth (UIA President) in a discussion of how authorities have responded to the COVID crisis in ensuring – or denying – access to courts, lawyers and legal proceedings.


  • Global impact of COVID to access to justice issues
  • Resulting challenges to Human Rights and the Rule of Law
  • Different approaches by different governments across continents
  • Case studies: US, India, Hungary


For a printable flyer, click here.

Event Code: G202301

Co-Sponsored by


 Free BASF Law Student
 $35 Section Member
 $40 BASF Member
 $60 Nonmember


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7/9/2020 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Zoom Online only, CA

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