How do people around the world navigate their everyday legal problems? On Wednesday, November 6, the WJP will present findings on legal needs and access to civil justice in 101 countries from its Global Insights on Access to Justice 2019 report. The presentation at the World Bank's Law, Justice and Development Week will examine the key findings of the study including highlights of the most common legal problems around the world, along with expert commentary on using this data to expand access to justice globally. We invite you to tune in to the livestream below on Wednesday, November 6 starting at 12:30PM EST.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 12:30PM - 2:00PM (EST)

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The Global Insights on Access to Justice 2019 report and data portal offer the first-ever effort to capture comparable data on legal needs and access to civil justice on a global scale, representing the voices of more than 100,000 people in 101 countries. The report presents data on how ordinary people around the world navigate their everyday legal problems, highlighting the most common legal problems, respondents' assessments of their legal capability, and sources of help. The study also highlights information on the status of people's problems, the resolution process, and the impact of justice problems on people's lives.

Featured Speakers

  • Suet-Fern Lee, Partner, Board Member & Chair, International Leadership Team, Morgan Lewis
  • Alejandro Ponce, Chief Research Officer, World Justice Project
  • William Hubbard, Board Chair, World Justice Project
  • John Nery, Opinion Columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • Mondli Makhanya, Editor, City Press newspaper (South Africa)
  • Elizabeth Andersen, Executive Director, World Justice Project

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