Event Details

2013 NLADA Annual Conference
2013 NLADA Annual Conference

Nov 06, 2013 08:00pm - Nov 09, 2013 12:00pm
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Event Type: Conference
Category: Educational Seminar

Description

Early Registration Rate Extended until October 11th, 2013


NLADA’s Annual Conference is the leading national training event of the year for the civil legal aid, indigent defense, and public interest law communities. The conference offers advocates the latest substantive information and professional skills they need to creatively and effectively meet the legal needs of low-income people, and provides unparalleled opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from across the country while fulfilling continuing legal education requirements. This year’s conference theme is: “Justice in America: Delivering on the Promise."

Conference Information
Session ThemesAnnual Awards Nominations
Who Should Attend?Tentative Agenda
Why Should You Attend?Register


Session Themes

Civil - Putting People First: Strategic Alliances for Justice
A forum for legal aid leaders to share the “hows,” “whys,” and benefits of working in partnerships to more easily identify gaps in services, unaddressed needs and growing trends that affect our ability to provide services to our clients. Creative and atypical collaborations can attract greater and diversified funding as many of the traditional sources of funding for civil legal aid have been reduced and/or allocated differently. Legal aid programs MUST partner with other organizations for the ultimate goal of serving the client community more effectively.

Defender - Gideon and Beyond: Client- and Community-Driven Strategic Reform to Ensure the Future of Defense Excellence
Defenders have for decades toiled to protect the liberty of individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds, without ever having adequate funding or structure. Such inadequacies have perpetuated a lack of trust between individuals and defenders, despite the best intentions. The concerns of our client’s, those whose expressed interests are to guide our representation, can be lost in the problems associated with service delivery. We must not shy away from these challenges, but work towards synergistic solutions that address both policy matters outside the courtroom, as well as gaining the trust and support of the communities we strive to serve. This year’s Defender sessions will re-examine our role through this lens, and focus on outcomes that improve the delivery of representation – moving beyond the minimal requirements of representation to meaningful levels of excellence.

Joint - Changing the Narrative: Civil/Defender Partnerships to Advance the Rights of People, Families and Communities
There are many ways that NLADA’s members – civil legal aid law firms, civil rights organizations, indigent defense offices, public policy advocates, pro bono programs and attorneys, Access to Justice Commissions, and individual attorneys fighting for justice for their clients – work to “change the narrative.” They do so through the representation of their clients’ interests, in court cases, before administrative agencies, in the media and beyond. They do so through advocacy to reform systemic barriers, injustices, mistakes and erroneous decision-making in order to protect whole groups of people who are or would be affected by these systemic problems. They do so by educating community members, elected officials, agency leaders and staff, and law enforcement and judicial officers. They do so by being tireless champions for people who are often rendered voiceless and invisible. The joint track is designed to provide discussion opportunities around how we can work in partnership to change the narrative of poverty.

Client - Leading From Your Strengths
Clients play a critical role in identifying, cultivating and maintaining community-based partnership and connecting legal services providers with the needs and dreams of low-income communities. This year’s Client Track will focus on the leadership and resources, clients and community advocates bring to bear on the challenges and opportunities facing their communities.

Board Leadership - Expanding Your Impact
Members of the board of directors of public interest legal organizations bring many resources to the organization. One of those resources is relationships beyond legal services and law firms. This year’s Board Track will focus on the Board role in expanding connections with foundations, governmental agencies, universities, researchers, community-based organizations and other potential partners for the purpose of advancing the legal services mission.

Fundraising - Philanthropy and Legal Aid: Natural Allies
An astonishing 80 percent of the legal needs of low-income people are unmet today because of insufficient funding and support. Some 60 million people are eligible for Legal Services Corporationfunded legal aid programs and yet, only one million clients are served. As the number of those who are at or near the poverty level increases, funding per client has dropped by almost 60 percent in the past two decades.
Investing in help for low-income people to solve their legal problems is smart. Legal aid groups have been a powerful force for real change in millions of lives. When families need housing, food and health care, answers are provided by legal aid lawyers. Funders who understand this connection and see legal aid as a powerful tool are ready to support programs and see their contributions leverage dollars.

In addition, sessions about communications, risk management, technology, and evidence-based practices will be offered.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Executive directors, managers, new and experienced staff attorneys and other civil legal aid advocates
  • Chief defenders, managers, new and experienced trial attorneys and other staff of federal, state and local defender offices
  • Pro bono program managers and staff
  • Executive directors, managers, staff of civil rights and other public interest legal organizations
  • Private attorneys who receive indigent defense appointments or provide pro bono services in civil cases
  • Client board members of civil legal aid organizations
  • Community advocates and leaders
  • Bar association leaders and staff
  • Corporate counsel
  • Judges and other court representatives
  • Federal, state and local government officials and attorneys
  • Law school faculty and students
  • Advocates who provide legal assistance to low-income members of the military
  • Sentencing advocates and mitigation specialists


Why Should You Attend?

  • Gain exposure to the latest information and trends, and acquire new skills in your field
  • Learn from leading national experts and trainers Network with colleagues from across the country
  • Fulfill continuing legal education requirements
  • Get inspired to make justice for all a reality!


Annual Awards Nominations (Nominations Deadline extended to September 19!)

NLADA's Annual Conference Awards ceremony provides an opportunity to acknowledge exemplary work in the field. We invite you to nominate outstanding advocates who are working on behalf of Legal Aid and Indigent Defense Communities. Nominations are now open for the following awards:


Emery A. Brownell Award
The Emery A. Brownell Award, awarded biennially, gives national recognition to newspapers, magazines, filmmakers, and television and radio stations that have informed the public about the crucial role played by civil legal aid or defender organizations in ensuring equal justice for those who cannot afford counsel. This award commemorates Emery Brownell, who was NLADA’s executive director from 1940 until his death in 1961.

Charles Dorsey Award
The Charles Dorsey Award, given biennially, honors an individual who has provided extraordinary and dedicated service to the equal justice community and to organizations that promote expanding and improving access to justice for low-income people. The award celebrates the accomplishments of the longtime executive director of the Legal Aid Bureau of Maryland whose many national leadership roles included service as chair of the Project Advisory Group and as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants.

Mary Ellen Hamilton Award
The Mary Ellen Hamilton Award, given biennially, honors a legal services client or low-income community leader who, on a compensated or volunteer basis, has provided extraordinary service or support to the delivery of legal assistance to low-income people. The award commemorates one of the founders of the National Clients Council and the Alliance for Legal Rights, who served on NLADA’s Board of Directors and remained an active Alliance member until her death in 1985.

New Leaders in Advocacy Award
The New Leaders in Advocacy Award, created to be given annually, honors the accomplishments of rising attorneys who early in their careers as civil legal aid or indigent defense advocates are exhibiting extraordinary leadership.

Reginald Heber Smith Award
The Reginald Heber Smith Award, given annually, recognizes the dedicated services and outstanding achievements of a civil legal aid attorney or an indigent defense attorney while employed by an organization supporting such services. The “Reggie” is named for a former counsel at the Boston Legal Aid Society and the author of Justice and the Poor, published by the Carnegie Foundation in 1919.

Clara Shortridge Foltz Award
The Clara Shortridge Foltz Award, given biennially, commends a public defender program or public defense delivery system for outstanding achievement in the provision of services to indigent defendants. The award, co-sponsored by NLADA and the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants is named for the founder of the nation’s public defender system.

For detailed information on the awards eligibility and criteria, download the Awards Criteria and Nominations Packet.

Announcement letters will be mailed on or before Monday, September 30, 2013. Winners will be recognized at NLADA’s Annual Conference Awards Luncheon in Los Angeles, CA, Friday, November 8, 2013Please visit our Web site, http://www.nlada.org/About/About_Awards for a list of past award winners.


Tentative Agenda*;

Tuesday, November 5th 2013
TimeEvent
7:30 - 11:00amPre-Conference Registration
9:00 - 4:30pmPre-Conference Sessions:

Management Information Exchange New Director Training

Wednesday, November 6th
TimeEvent
7:30 - 11:00amPre-Conference Registration
9:00 - 4:30pmPre-Conference Sessions:
Management Information Exchange New Director Training
2:00 - 5:00pmConference Registration and Exhibit Hall
5:30 - 7:30pmOpening Ceremony
7:30 - 9:00pmHost Committee Reception
Thursday, November 7th
TimeEvent
7:30 - 8:30amBreakfast
7:30 - 5:30pmRegistration
8:30 - 10:00am
Sessions:
Access to Justice Commissions: Growth & Innovation in the States
Steve Grumm, American Bar Association; Mark Juhas, Los Angeles Superior Court; Jennifer Lechner, North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission; Tony Rothschild, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Cost, Autonomy, and Practicality: Responding to Concerns about the Civil Right to Counsel Approach
John Pollock, Public Justice Center; Gardner Debra, Public Justice Center; Gulotta Alex, Legal Aid Justice Center; Bamberger Jim, Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid; Greenberg Danny, Schulte Roth & Zabel; Catherine Carr, Community Legal Services, Inc.
New Asylee Orientations as a timely link to services for an undeserved community: The Greater Los Angeles Area experience
Carolina Sheinfeld, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Dominique Quevedo, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Strategic Outreach and Sustainability: The Legal Services case for Medical Legal Partnership
Jay Chaudhary, Indiana Legal Services; Amy Lewis Gilbert, Indiana University School of Medicine; Ellen Lawton, National Center for Medical Legal Partnership; Adam Mueller, Indiana Legal Services
What Legal Services Advocates Need to Understand about the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Rulings Fisher v. UT-Austin and Shelby County v. Holder
Carol Ashley, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law; William Kennedy, Legal Services of Northern California
Defender Caucus: The Untapped Resource: How Client Communities Can Build Power for Indigent Defense
Raj Jayadev, Silicon Valley De-Bug, Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project.
Language Access Enforcement: Effective utilization of different strategies and tools to obtain compliance
Kate Meiss, Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County; Jana Edmonson-Cooper, Legal Services Program, Inc. - Macon Regional Office; Shena Erlington, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest; Maria Palomares, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County; Amy Taylor, Legal Services NYC
Using Data to Improve the Delivery of Legal Services
Lynn A. Jennings, Legal Services Corporation; Jim Sandman, Legal Services Corporation
Shriver Housing Project Los Angeles - A Partnership to Provide Greater Access to Justice and One Step Closer to Civil Gideon
Javier Beltran, Inner City Law Center; Will Watts, Public Counsel; Ronnette Ramos, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angles; Cassandra Goodman, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles;
Oh, How the Times are Changing: How to Create and Maintain High Quality Intake Service Delivery Systems with Reduced Resources and Staff
Cheryl Nolan, Legal Services Corporation; Lisa Melton, Legal Services Corporation; Rob Palin, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii; Sheila Fisher, North Penn Legal Services; Linda Rothnagel, Prairie State Legal Services; Steve McGarrity, Community Legal Aid Services;
By Force, Fraud or Coercion: Identifying and Combating Human Trafficking
Maria Odom, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Dan Torres, California Rural Legal Assistance; Amrit Dhillon, Inland Counties Legal Services; Daliah Setareh, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
How to complete over 1,400 complicated cases a year with two FTE's; The Story of Technology and Partnership
Josh Passman, Bet Tzedek Legal Services; Claudia Johnson, LawHelp Interactive
10:30 - 12:00pm
Sessions:
Annual Supreme Court Review
Laurence Benner, California Western School of Law; Marshall Hartman, ITT Kent College of Law
Advocacy Campaigns That Work: The nuts and bolts of broad campaigns for legislative and policy advocacy impact
Ellen Hemley, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law; Steve Eppler-Epstein, Connecticut Legal Services; John Bouman, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Putting Race Back on the Table: Using Racial Impact Statements in Civil Legal Services
William Kennedy, Legal Services of Northern California - Sacramento; Gillian Sonnad, Legal Services of Northern California
An Atypical Alliance: Leveraging the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to Improve Clients' Lives
Ayn Crawley, CRCL Institute
Strategic Partnerships When Disaster Strikes - Case Study of the Sandy Disaster Relief Response and Legal Helpline
Liliana Vaamonde, The Legal Aid Society of NYC; Louis Sartori, The Legal Aid Society of NYC; Emily Bormann, THe Legal Aid Society of NYC; Tashi Lhewa, The Legal Aid Society of NYC; Jean-Marie Miranda, The Legal Aid Society of NYC; Judith Goldiner, The Legal Aid Society of NYC;
What you should know about the revised LC OIG Audit Guide and Compliance Supplement
Anthony Ramirez, Legal Services Corporation
Access to Justice in Omaha: Funding and Implementing Assisted Self-Representation Centers
Dave Pantos
Building a Client's Bill of Rights
Raj Jayadev, Silicon Valley De-Bug; Mark Houldin, NLADA; Camille Holmes, NLADA
Ensuring Access for All: Strategies for the Successful Passage and Implementation of Local Language Access Laws
Shena Elrington, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest; Jennifer Swayne, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest; Emily Tucker, Center for Popular Democracy; Sotivear Sim, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Forensic Screening and Assessment
William J. Edwards; Dr. Steven Greenspan
MIE Roundtable for Legal Services Executive Directors and Managers
Patricia Pap, Management Information Exchange Board Chair; Jacquelynne Bowman, Management Information Exchange Board Chair; Toby Rothschild, Management Information Exchange Board Member; Colleen Cotter, Executive Director
Relying on Data: New Initiatives to Increase Access to Justice
David Udell, National Center for Access to Justice; Jim Sandman, Legal Services Corporation; James Gamble, Access to Justice Index Project; Chuck Greenfield, NLADA
Utilizing Strategic Partnerships to Assist Immigrant Victims of Crime
Dan Torres, California Rural Legal Assistance; Maria Odom, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Amrit Dhillon, Inland Counties Legal Services; Monica Kane, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Restorative Justice
Claudia Whitman; Tonya McClary
Preventative Lawyering: Ethical and Practical Matters in Implementing New Models
Liliana Vaamonde, The Legal Aid Society of NYC; Sateesh Nori, The Legal Aid Society of NYC; Emily Bormann, The Legal Aid Society; Marshall Greenberg, The Legal Aid Society; Jean Marie Miranda, The Legal Aid Society; Katherine Greenberg, The Legal Aid Society
12:00 - 1:30pmAffinity Networking Session & Lunch
1:30 - 3:00pm
Sessions:
New Challenges for Criminal Defense Lawyers Representing Juveniles in a Post Miller v. Alabama World
Marsha Levick; Robert Schwartz
From the Courtroom to the Streets: Organizing with Clients for Lasting Justice Reforms
Kate Rubin; Kamau Butcher; Justine Olderman
Representing Clients with Behavioral Health Issues in a Defense-oriented, Comprehensive, Evidence based, Assessment-driven practice
Juli Kempner Esq., The Legal Aid Society; Juli Kempner, The Legal Aid Society; Kenneth Stephens, The Legal Aid Society; Claudia Montoya, The Legal Aid Society
Using New Media to Bring Community Voice to the Courtroom
Raj Jayadev, Silicon Valley De-Bug; Albert Cobarrubias, Justice Project.
Creating the Path for Leadership for Clients and Non-Attorney LSC Programs Board
Rod Bohannan; Pauline Robinson
3:30 - 5:00pm
Sessions:
Engaging the Corporate Sector in Supporting Civil Legal Aid
Meredith McBurney, ABA Resource Center for ATJ Initiatives; Susan Nofi-Bendici, New Haven Legal Assistance
Outcomes, Economic Impacts, and Raising Money: How Numbers and Narratives Can Be Used to Strengthen Your Program and Generate More Resources
Ken Smith, The Resource for Great Programs; Barbara Finkelstein, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley; Anthony White, Bay Area Legal Aid; Jaclyn Piñero, Bay Area Legal Aid
Health Care Advocacy in California: A Collaboration and Investment that Paid Off
Greg Knoll, Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.; Michele Melden, Legal Aid Society of San Diego Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy; Elizabeth Landsberg, Western Center on Law & Poverty; Haydee Alfonso, Bay Area Legal Aid;
Kids, Criminal Courts and Communities: Improving Case Outcomes through Service Coordination
Nancy Ginsburg, The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Practice; Alix Willard, The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Practice
Telling Our Collective Stories - Celebrating the Rich History of Client and Community Leadership in Legal Services
Camille Holmes, NLADA; Edgar Cahn, Timebanks; Mynairis Cepeda, ss; Ofelia Zapata, TRLA
What to Do When Gideon Stumbles? The Supreme Court's New Outlook on Claims of Ineffective Assistance
Laura A. Weiler, Office of the State Appellate Defender; Patrick Cassidy, Office of the State Appellate Defender
Language Access in the Courts
Joann Lee, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Peter Chung, Los Angeles County Office of the Public Defender; Bruce Einhorn, Pepperdine University School of Law; Christine Stoneman, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Federal Coordination and Compliance Section
Innovative Approaches to Strategic Advocacy
Jan Allen May, AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly; Rochelle Bobroff, AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Six tips to building strategic partnerships to increase rural legal services delivery
Emiko L. Meyers, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Rebirth: Not Just for Broken Systems
Jana Heyd, Society of Counsel Representing Accused Person; Dave Chapman, Office of Public Defense, King County , Washington; Christie Hedman, Washington Defender Association; Rosa Peralta, NLADA
The Evolution of Indigent Defense Practice - Representing Clients Outside the Courtroom
Phyllis K. Morris, San Bernardino County Public Defenders Office; Gardner Christopher, San Bernardino County Public Defender
Implementing a Race Equity Practice in Legal Services
Sotivear Sim, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Nicole Perez, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Sonnad Gillian, Legal Services of Northern California; Elizabeth Hendren, Northwest Justice Project
Legal Services in the Digital Age- Applying Successful Private Practice Attorney Marketing and and Communications Strategies to Your Non-Profit for Results
Hal Rosner; Chris Smith, NACA
5:15 - 7:00pm
Sessions:
Client Section
Latino Section Meeting
Friday, November 8th
TimeEvent
7:30 - 8:30amBreakfast
7:30 - 5:30pmRegistration
8:30 - 10:00am
Sessions:
LSC Compliance Guidance Update
Lora M. Rath, Legal Services Corporation; Mark Watts, Legal Services Corporation; Megan Lacchini, Legal Services Corporation
Sharing Our Clients' Stories: Reaching Out to Media Partners
Sharon Dietrich, Community Legal Services, Inc.; Rebecca Vallas, National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives; Catherine Carr, Community Legal Services, Inc.
Affordable Care Act (ACA)-How Legal Services Organizations Can Support the Most Significant Anti-Poverty Measure in 50 Years
John Bouman, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law; Joel Ferber, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Debiasing - It Can Be Done - Steps we may take to counter implicit bias in the workplace
Bill Kennedy, , Legal Services of Northern California; Jenni Gomez, Legal Services of Northern California
State Funding Roundtable: Overcoming Challenges and Moving Forward
Meredith McBurney, ABA Resource Center for ATJ Initiatives
Avoiding Deportation: Current and Proposed paths to Lawful immigration status for Undocumented Youth and adults
Jojo Annobil, The Legal Aid Society of New York City; and Hasan Shafiquillah, The Legal Aid Society of New York City
Public-Private-Community Partnership For Reentry
Susun Kim, Bay Area Legal Aid; Jessie Warner, Contra Costa County; Robin Lipetzky, Contra Costa County Public Defender; Adam Poe, Bay Area Legal Aid; Clarence Ford, Safe Return
Stakeholder's Consortium on Indigent Defense - Understanding the Measurement of Workloads: How to Use Case-Weighting to Improve Representation
Nicholas M. Pace, RAND Corporation
Innovative Pro Bono Partnerships to Expand Service Delivery: the Expungement Project Models
Phong Wong, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Janine Leibert, LA Law Library; Cheryl Banares, OneJustice
Medical-legal Partnership with Department of Veterans Affairs to Help End Veteran Homelessness
Dr. Laurie Harkness; JoNel Newman; Dr. Panagiota Caralis; Ellen Lawton; Margaret Middleton, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
Your Valuable Board is About to (and Needs to) Become Even More Important
Patricia Pap, Management Information Exchange; Colleen Cotter, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland; Joel Winful, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas; Sally Crawford, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas; Mary Wilson, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas; Ann Bergen, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland President of the Board; Vanetta Jamison, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Board Member
10:30 - 12:00pm
Sessions:
The Client Voice and LSC
Jim Sandman, Legal Services Corporation; Julie Reiskin, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Addressing School Closings: How to Assist Communities Before and After School Closures Are Announced
Carol Ashley, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Creating an Effective Training Curriculum for New Attorneys
Linda A. Rothnagel, Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Language Access: the Work of National Organizations to Support State Efforts
Steve Grumm, American Bar Association; Mytrang Nguyen, Legal Services Corporation; Mara Pellittieri, Legal Services Corporation
Program Quality Assessment Visits: A View from All Angles
Nancy Glickman, Legal Services Corporation; Betty Torres, Texas Access to Justice Foundation; Alex Gulotta, Legal Aid Justice Center; Jon Asher, Colorado Legal Services
The Economic Impacts of Family Law: How Preventing Domestic Violence and Promoting Economic Independence Benefit the Entire Community
Kelly Thayer, The Resource for Great Programs; Ken Smith, The Resource for Great Programs; Bonnie Hough, Center for Families, Children & the Courts, California Administrative Office of the Courts; Kris Cirby, Family & Children's Law Center
Partnering with Community Groups and Organizers in Social Justice Lawyering
Katherine Greenberg, The Legal Aid Society; Ted De Barbieri, Urban Justice Center; Jei Fong, National Mobilization Against Sweatshops; Sophie DeBenedetto, National Mobilization Against Sweatshops; Carlos Rodriguez Herrera, National Mobilization Against Sweatshops;
Bankruptcy: A Legal Tool for our Client Community, Creating Partnerships, and Funding Opportunities!
Roderick E. Bohannan; Robin L. Kimp
Queering Indigent Legal Services: Creating Culturally Competent Practices in Representing LGBTQ Clients in Indigent Civil and Criminal Legal Services Programs
Shelly Anand, Georgia Legal Services Program; Lillian Moy, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc; Daniel Torres, California Rural Legal Assistance; Cathy Sakimura, The National Center for Lesbian Rights
A Dialogue on the ABA Standards for Programs Providing Civil Pro Bono
Cheryl Zalenski, American Bar Association
Dating Violence in the Workplace: An interactive, multidisciplinary program to discuss domestic violence in the home and at the office
Minty Siu-Kootnikoff, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Jora Trang, Worksafe
Successes with Federal Funding
Catherine Carr, Community Legal Services, Inc.
The Future is Now! Transferring our Equal Justice Culture and Values Through an Intentional Leadership Development Program
Ellen Hemley, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law; Ada Shen-Jaffe, Seattle University School of Law; Ishbel Dickens, WA Access to Justice Board; Jim Bamberger, Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid
Annual Supreme Court Review
Laurence A. Benner, California Western School of Law; Marshall Hartman, ITT Kent College of Law
12:00 - 2:00pmAwards Luncheon
2:15 - 3:45pm
Sessions:
Ethics in a Legal Services Setting
Toby Rothschild, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Eric Mittelstadt, Utah Legal Services
Cy Pres Awards: Key Issues in 2014 and Beyond
Meredith McBurney, MIE; Bob Glaves, Chicago Bar Foundation; Catherine Carr, Community Legal Services, Inc.
How law students help the low-income community and legal services providers in disasters.
John Eidleman, Legal Services Corporation; Thomas Maligno, Touro Law Center; Tony Barash, ABA Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness; David Nguyen, ABA Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness
Meeting the Special Legal Needs of Homeless Veterans
Jeff Yungman, Crisis Minitries Homless Justice Project; Renato Izquieta, Legal Aid Society of Orange County; Kerry O'Brien, Equal Justice Works; Abby Edwards Saunders, Charleston School of Law
Expungement for Lay People
Camille Holmes, NLADA; Sharon Deitrich, Community Legal Services, Philadelphia
The Affordable Care Act for Lay People
Camille Holmes, NLADA
Increasing Access to Justice through Online Self-Help Resources: The Human and Technology Sides of the Equation
Jessica Bolack Frank, Center for Access to Justice & Technology at Chicago-Kent College of Law; Liz Keith, Pro Bono Net; John Mayer, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
By The Content of My Character: Not the Color of My Skin, the Language I Speak, Who I Marry or Date or my Age, Sex or Ability
Lillian Moy, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York; James Sandman, Legal Services Corporation; Lillian Johnson, Community Legal Services, Inc.; Joann Lee, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Wilhelm Joseph, Maryland Legal Aid Bureau; Shelly Anand, Georgia Legal Services; Carol Ashley, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Strategic Partnerships to End Hopelessness
Janet Kelly , Legal Aid Society of Hawaii; Reed Connell, Alameda County Foster Youth Alliance; Brian Blalock, Bay Area Legal Aid, Alameda County Regional Office
Partners in Promoting Justice: A Strategic Alliance of California Advocates Fight for Tenants in Foreclosed Homes
Madeline Howard, Western Center on Law and Poverty; Leah Simon-Weisberg, Tenants Together
Building a Coalition of Legal Aid Self-Help Practitioners
Richard Zorza
The Client's Family As a Resource
Claudia Whitman; Tonya McClary
Learning from Law Students: Criminal-Immigration Clinics as a Model for Criminal-Civil Partnerships
Ingrid Eagly,UCLA School of Law; Anita Sinha, Washington College of Law, American University; Holly Cooper, UC Davis School of Law; Katie Tinto, Cardozo School of Law
Imagining the Possible: Sustaining your capacity through creative collaborations
Ashley Parris, Inner City Law Center; Amelia Fay-Berquist, Inner City Law Center; Almas Sayeed, Inner City Law Center/Skadden Law Fellow
4:00 - 5:30pm
Sessions:
A union management relations session
Catherine Carr, Community Legal Services, Inc.
Pro Bono Best Practices: The California Experience
David Lash, O'Melveny &mps; Myers LLP; Michael Winn, OneJustice
Treating the Client as a Customer: Tools for Effective Communication and Representation
Katherine Greenberg, The Legal Aid Society of NYC; Sateesh Nori, The Legal Aid Society of NYC
The Affordable Care Act for Lay People
Camille Holmes, NLADA
Beyond Padilla: A Practice-Based Discussion of How to Change the Crimmigration Narrative through Civil-Defender Partnerships
Claudia Valenzuela, Human Rights Watch; Grace Meng, Human Rights Watch; Kara Hartzler, Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.; Kathleen Sanderson, Baker & McKenzie LLP; Holly Cooper, University of California, Davis, School of Law Clinical Programs; Benny Lopez,
Exploring Ethical Obligations, Interpreter Insights and Translation Techniques on a Budget
Ann J. Kim, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Ja Edmondson-Cooper, Georgia Legal Services Program; Moriah Nelson, Volunteer Lawyers Project; Maria Mindlin, Transcend
LSC Update
Jim Sandman, Legal Services Corporation
Race Disparate Impact Claims and Systemic Advocacy
Sharon Dietrich, Community Legal Services, Inc.; Christine Stoneman, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice
Approaching Juvenile Delinquency Through a Public Health Lens - A Collaboration Between Legal Aid, Public Defenders, and the Courts
Jessica Breslin; Barbara Dickinson; Judge Leo Dorado
Technology Innovations to Increase Access to Justice in Suburban and Rural Communities
Mirenda Watkins
Saturday, November 9th
TimeEvent
7:30 - 8:30amBreakfast
8:30 - 10:00am
Sessions:
The Difference We Make: Statistics and Studies About the Delivery of Legal Services
Jeff Hogue, Legal Assistance of Western New York; Ken Perri, Legal Assistance of Western New York; Bonnie Hough, Center for Families, Children & the Courts, California Administrative Office of the Courts;
Community Lawyering and Community Benefits Agreements: Who is the community, who is your client, and what is at stake?
Nona Randois, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles ; Ted De Barbieri, Urban Justice Center; Scott Cummings, UCLA School of Law;
How law students help the low- income community and legal services providers in disasters.
10:30 - 12:00pm
Sessions:
The 21st Century Public Interest Lawyer: Integrating New Media into Legal Advocacy
Adam Stofsky, N-Map;
Managing Student Debt & A Public Interest Career: Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Beyond
Isaac Bowers, Equal Justice Works;

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Registration Fees
Fee TypeMember FeeNon-Member Fee
 Pre-Trial Justice Pre-Conference Registration Only
Early: $150.00$150.00
Regular: $150.00$150.00
Late: $150.00$150.00
 Social Security / SSI Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Only
Early: $75.00$100.00
Regular: $75.00$100.00
Late: $75.00$100.00
 Train the Trainers Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Only
Early: $200.00$250.00
Regular: $200.00$250.00
Late: $200.00$250.00
 Annual Conference Registration
Early: $450.00$650.00
Regular: $550.00$800.00
Late: $650.00$800.00
 NLADA Client Member
Early: $125.00$800.00
Regular: $125.00$800.00
Late: $125.00$800.00
 Student
Early: $200.00$800.00
Regular: $200.00$800.00
Late: $200.00$800.00
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