Justice Policy Events

    Past Events

  • Balancing the Needs of Requesting and Producing Parties: Getting E-Discovery Right Symposium

    In December 2015, sweeping changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure’s discovery-related provisions went into effect with potentially broad implications for how litigants would operate in federal civil cases. Given the importance of these issues to litigation outcomes, and the effectiveness and efficiency of the civil justice system more broadly, the RAND Institute for Civil Justice will bring together leaders in the legal, judicial, academic, and policy communities for a symposium on this topic.

    Oct 3, 2023

  • The Civil Legal Aid Crisis in Eviction Cases: Options and Opportunities

    Please join the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, the Berkeley Law Civil Justice Research Initiative, and the Berkeley Judicial Institute as we seek to evolve the conversation surrounding the civil legal aid crisis and identify actionable strategies for change. [Washington, D.C.]

    Jun 23, 2023

  • The Research Case for Hiring People with Criminal History Records: California in Focus

    This exploration of nationally relevant research findings will seek input from attendees on how to most effectively communicate research findings to employers. [Virtual]

    Feb 21, 2023

  • Psychedelics and Veterans' Mental Health

    Join the RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute and the RAND Drug Policy Research Center for a discussion about how law and policy on the use of psychedelics are evolving and what that could mean for veterans grappling with mental health conditions. [Virtual]

    Jan 19, 2023

  • Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore

    RAND researcher Jonathan Welburn participated in Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore®, an educational symposium helping businesses and organizations tackle evolving cyber threats. The event was co-hosted by the Travelers Institute, RAND Corporation, and the California Asian Insurance & Financial Professional Association. Panelists and attendees discussed the current state of cyber threats, systemic cyber risk, and what companies, insurers, and governments can do to mitigate cyber risk.

    Oct 13, 2022

  • Rethinking How Employers Understand Risk in Background Checks

    Employers use criminal background checks to make hiring decisions, but lack guidance on whether or how to use that information effectively. This workshop brings together policymakers, social scientists, employee advocates, employers, and other thought leaders to discuss these issues. [Virtual]

    Jun 16, 2021

  • Exiting Extremism: What Binds People to Extremist Groups and How Organizations Help Them Leave

    What leads people to join violent extremist groups and how do they become deradicalized? This one-hour webinar will explore the forces that pull individuals to extremist groups, the binds that keep them connected, and why leaving can be so difficult. [Virtual]

    Jun 2, 2021

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Liability and Compensation in the United States

    Although serious vaccine injuries are very rare, the United States has two federal compensation systems for people who have been harmed from vaccines. In this webinar experts discuss how those who believe they are injured by COVID-19 vaccines can seek compensation for medical costs, work time, and other losses. [Virtual]

    Apr 16, 2021

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Cross-Border Liability and Compensation 

    Join a panel of experts to discuss the challenges in facilitating the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and preventing concerns over liability and compensation from affecting the vaccine supply chain and the uptake of the vaccine by the public. [Virtual]

    Dec 22, 2020

  • Opioid Litigation: What's New and What Does It Mean for Future Litigation?

    More than 2,000 plaintiffs have now joined the largest civil trial in U.S. history: National Prescription Opiate Litigation (MDL 2804). In this virtual event, a distinguished group of attorneys, judges, and scholars will discuss the opioid litigation and its impacts on the future of mass litigation. [Virtual]

    Oct 22, 2020

  • COVID-19 and the Courts

    What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on the operation of courts? The RAND Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ) and the Berkeley Law Civil Justice Research Initiative (CJRI ) have assembled attorneys, judges, and scholars for a virtual event to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the court system. [Virtual]

    Oct 1, 2020

  • Transforming the Driving Experience: Automated Vehicle Technologies and Human Attention

    As automated driving technology develops, drivers will encounter a different roadway experience with changing risks. Will they understand how to use or monitor these new technologies? Will they be able to pay attention, when needed? Presented by the Travelers Institute, the RAND Institute for Civil Justice and the Traffic21 Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. [Pittsburgh, PA]

    Nov 21, 2019

  • Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium

    The Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium will explore policies and practices that help improve employment outcomes of people with criminal records. The symposium will feature keynote remarks from policy and practice professionals and presentations from experts on employment issues related to people with criminal records. [Washington, D.C.]

    Oct 15, 2019

  • Expanding Education and Employment Opportunities for Inmates and Ex-offenders

    Contributions to the Alumni Impact Fund are helping RAND researchers advance education opportunities and career prospects for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals. Join RAND for a brunch discussion with the current AIF recipients. [Santa Monica, CA]

    Sep 21, 2019

  • Solving the Opioid Crisis

    Join us for a discussion with RAND experts who are working to model the comprehensive opioid ecosystem and help reverse the tide of this critical challenge. [Washington, D.C.]

    Sep 12, 2019

  • Well-Being in the Los Angeles Legal Community

    This RAND Institute for Civil Justice forum seeks to enhance the dialogue around attorney mental health and uncover actionable steps law firms and others can take to improve the well-being of those in the legal profession.

    Sep 10, 2019