Justice Policy Events

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    Rethinking How Employers Understand Risk in Background Checks

    Jun 16, 2021

    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]

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

    Jun 2, 2021

    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]

  • Fourth-year medical student Anna Roesler administers the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Indiana University Health, Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 16, 2020, photo by Bryan Woolston/Reuters

    COVID-19 Vaccine Liability and Compensation in the United States

    Apr 16, 2021

    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]

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    COVID-19 Vaccine Cross-Border Liability and Compensation 

    Dec 22, 2020

    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]

  • A fentanyl user displays a "safe supply" of opioid alternatives, including morphine pills, provided by the local health unit in Vancouver, Canada, April 6, 2020, photo by Jesse Winter/Reuters

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

    Oct 22, 2020

    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]

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    COVID-19 and the Courts

    Oct 1, 2020

    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]

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

    Nov 21, 2019

    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]

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    Career Prospects for People with Criminal Records Symposium

    Oct 15, 2019

    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.]

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    Expanding Education and Employment Opportunities for Inmates and Ex-offenders

    Sep 21, 2019

    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]

  • A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer talks about plastic bags of Fentanyl being discovered in the mail at the International Mail Facility at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, November 29, 2017, photo by Joshua Lott/Reuters

    Preparing for the Future of Fentanyl: Considerations for Congress in Tackling the Synthetic Opioid Crisis

    Sep 13, 2019

    The introduction of illicitly manufactured synthetic opioids like fentanyl to U.S. drug markets has presented new challenges for policymakers working to reverse this public health crisis. What do policymakers need to consider in their efforts to address this threat? [Washington, D.C.]

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    Solving the Opioid Crisis

    Sep 12, 2019

    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.]

  • Well-Being in the Los Angeles Legal Community

    Sep 10, 2019

    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.

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    Driving Big Data: Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Safety in an Age of Connected Autonomous Vehicles

    Jul 13, 2018

    The RAND Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ) and O’Melveny & Myers are pleased to host this invitation-only workshop on autonomous vehicles, focusing on cyber security risk, privacy, and safety.

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    Rethinking Insurance and Liability in the Transformative Age of Autonomous Vehicles

    Jul 14, 2017

    This workshop focused on the implications of autonomous vehicle technology for insurance and liability regimes as we enter into a time of transition. [San Francisco, CA]

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    Emerging Trends in Compensation for Widespread Losses

    May 19, 2017

    Presented by the RAND Center for Catastrophic Risk Management and Compensation, and RAND Institute for Civil Justice, this conference addressed new and on-going issues that affect the speed, efficiency, and fairness with which the compensation system operates.