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This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
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Tuesday, October 30
 

8:30am

6:30pm

7:00pm

 
Wednesday, October 31
 

8:30am

2:00pm

4:00pm

5:30pm

7:00pm

 
Thursday, November 1
 

7:30am

8:30am

10:00am

10:30am

12:00pm

12:15pm

12:30pm

2:15pm

Another Brick in the Wall: Education Rights of Immigrant and Refugee Students in Times of Uncertainty [RJ] Woodway IMichelle Lapointe • Tere Ramos • Julie Sugarman Educating Legislators about Legal Aid 2.0 Plaza Ballroom IIJim Sandman • Nan Heald • Nikole Nelson • Betty Balli Torres Impact Litigation and Movement Lawyering to Support Communities in a Changing Landscape Woodway IIKevin De Liban • Julia Simon-Mishel MLCP-LA: Showcasing Innovations in Technology, Partnership, and Funding to Bring Legal Services to Most Vulnerable Los Angeles County Residents Chevy ChaseSilvia Argueta • Yvonne Mariajimenez • Gerson Sorto • Helen Tran Moving Toward Meaningful Access: Access to Justice Commissions and Justice For All Efforts, an Update on Our Progress San FelipeRadhika Singh • Mary Lavery Flynn • Nalani Fujimori Kaina • Shelley Spacek-Miller Providing Culturally Competent Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients SageAmelia Schlossberg • Shin-Ming Wong What Supporting Justice IV Tells Us about Pro Bono MonarchApril Faith-Slaker • Cheryl Zalenski The Importance of Reentry in Achieving Meaningful Justice [RJ] TanglewoodEddie Ellis • Ronald Simpson-Bey Community Listening: A Response to an Established Community Lawyering Practice [RJ] West AlabamaKathryn Frey-Balter • Meaghan McDermott • Amy Petkovsek • Veryl Pow Fighting the Criminalization of Poverty: Court Debt Litigation Strategies Woodway IIILeslie Bailey • Brian Hardingham • Hillary Madsen • Caren Short Innovative Public Defense in America Post OakGeoffrey Burkhart • Scott Ehlers • Morgan Shell Mentoring in Public Defense WestchesterMalia Brink • Genesis Draper • Jonathan Rapping • Drew Willey • Sarah Wood Building Sustained Partnerships with Funders, Contributors, & Supporters Plaza Ballroom IJo-Ann Wallace • Sandra Ambrozy • Max Laun • Jack Londen

3:45pm

4:15pm

Continuing the Conversation on Race [RJ] San FelipeMaha Jweied • Gina Polley • Rhodia Thomas • Anthony Young Incubating Innovation in the Aloha and Midnight Sun States: Updates on the Justice Portal Initiative Plaza Ballroom IILester Bird • Nalani Fujimori Kaina • Liz Keith • Nikole Nelson • Glenn Rawdon Job Placement Centers and Attorneys: A Partnership that Works [RJ] West AlabamaWalter Morris • Amy Petkovsek Lawyers Without Borders: Building a Two-State Rural Partnership Woodway IEd Marks • Patrick McMonigle • Tom Stutz MIE Roundtable for Legal Services Executive Directors and Managers MonarchJan Allen May • Patti Pap Organizational Redesign for Pro Bono Woodway IIISandhya Kidd • Marissa LaVette • Claud Nelson • Mytrang Nguyen • Ken Perri Tracking Outcomes: Challenges and Opportunities for Civil Legal Aid Providers and Funders Woodway IIDavid Udell LSC and the Client Voice TanglewoodJulie Anne Reiskin • Jim Sandman Holistic Representation in Family Court: The Ins and Outs of Civil and Immigration Consequences SageVichal Kumar • Gigi Parris • Emily Ponder Williams Jail is Not the Solution: Innovative Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness Plaza Ballroom IAnne Rios • Mary Vosburgh • Mitchelle Woodson • Jeff Yungman Building Rural Defense Post OakGeoff Burkhart • Kimberley Simmons Defending Communities in Service: Defender Program Capacity-Building through National Service and NLADA Chevy ChaseEmily Flanagan • Anna Ladd • Kameryn Sessoms Don't Leave Money on the Table: Diversifying Funding and Building a Comprehensive Fundraising Plan WestchesterJennifer Luczkowiak • Alyson Robbins

6:00pm

7:00pm

8:30pm

 
Friday, November 2
 

7:30am

8:30am

Developing Diverse Legal Services Leadership [RJ] Woodway ILillian Moy • Gina Polley • Rhodia Thomas Reimagining Legal Help: Using Design Thinking to Better Serve Clients-Part 1 Chevy ChaseAlex Gulotta • Anna Gulotta • Nalani Fujimori Kaina • Nikole Nelson An Overview of LSC’s Fiscal Regulations Plaza Ballroom IIStuart Axenfeld • Lora Rath • Kate Schillinger Building and Sustaining Disaster Response Networks: Lessons Learned from 2017 MonarchClarissa Ayala • Saundra Brown • Liz Keith • Lauren Lofton New Age of Immigration: Impact on Communities of Color [RJ] Woodway IITanya Douglas • Nana Gyamfi • Joann Lee Things to Think About in Planning Your Research and Evaluation Plaza Ballroom ISteven Eppler-Epstein • April Faith-Slaker • John Greacen • Christopher L. Griffin Jr. For Such a Time as This: Inspiring a Shared Vision [RJ] TanglewoodRosita Stanley • Chuck Wynder The Power of Partnership: Juvenile Defenders and Civil Legal Aid Attorneys Collaborating to Build Pathways for Youth Success Woodway IIISerena Holthe Holistic Defense: Intake through Resolution Best Practices for Cross Practice Collaboration SageMichelle Burrell • Vichal Kumar • Porsha-Shaf’on Venable How to Work Collaboratively with System Stakeholders to Advance the Right to Counsel San FelipeStan German • David LaBahn The State of Texas Indigent Defense Post OakRobert Doggett • Alyse Ferguson • Ray Keith • James McDermott • Wesley Shackelford State Legislative Funding Roundtable: Strategies for Success in 2019 West AlabamaRandy Chapman

10:00am

10:30am

Effective Succession Planning: Preparation for Continuity and Change Post OakSteven Eppler-Epstein • Patti Pap • César Torres Reimagining Legal Help: Using Design Thinking to Better Serve Clients-Part 2 Chevy ChaseAlex Gulotta • Anna Gulotta • Nalani Fujimori Kaina • Nikole Nelson Domestic Violence Education & Outreach through Community Empowerment [RJ] WestchesterTatjana Anne Johnson • Joanne Loeak • Kace Rodwell • Mary Beth Williams Preparing Your Community for a Larger Undocumented Population [RJ] MonarchVictoria Giambra • Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. Serving Those Who Serve Woodway IIILeslie Ginzel • Nan Heald • Alec Lawton • Andrew Lehmann The 850,000 Left Out: Where to Send Them Plaza Ballroom IITali Albukerk • Hannah Allison • Jessie Campbell • Chanita Chantaplin-McLelland Thinking Outside the "Legal" Box: Using Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Assist Vulnerable Clients [RJ] Woodway ISarah Duval • Katie Earl Legal Services’ Community Engagement & the Poor People’s Campaign of Today [RJ] TanglewoodRosita Stanley • Chuck Wynder Language Access in State Courts [RJ] SageChristine Clarke • Daniel Hu • Joann Lee • Michael Mulé • Kevonne Small Who Me, Biased? Recognizing & Responding to Bias & Microaggression in the Legal Profession [RJ] Woodway IITanya Douglas • Latonia Haney Keith • Lillian Moy • Dina Shafey Scott Defending Our Own: The Life and Journey of the Black Public Defender [RJ] San FelipePatrice James • Keir Bradford-Grey • Kevann Gardner • Lori James-Townes • Martesha Johnson • James King • Adeola Ogunkeyede Surveys, Data, and Client Satisfaction in Indigent Defense West AlabamaRebecca Ackerman • Sergio De La Pava • Nicole Taylor May the Force of Social Change Be with You Plaza Ballroom IHelen Tran • Javier Beltran • Ronnette Ramos • Tyler Nicole Smith • Gerson Sorto

12:05pm

2:30pm

Ethical Dilemmas in Client Representation Plaza Ballroom IIAnne Sweeney • John Whitelaw Expanding Our Reach: Rural Environment Drives Innovation and Powerful Cross-Sector Interventions [RJ] Woodway ILiz Keith • Nikole Nelson • Bob Onders • Izzy Williamson Faith & Justice Partnerships: Engaging the Faith Community for Enhanced Access to Legal Care Chevy ChaseAndrae Crismon • Kimi deMent • Kathryn Ellis • Tabitha Ponder Natural Disasters: The New Gentrification [RJ] Woodway IIILesley Albritton • Richard Klein • Yolanda Taylor Really Doing It! Assessing Community Needs and Setting Priorities [RJ] Woodway IIKelly Carmody • Bristow Hardin • Lillian Johnson • Lillian Moy • Deedee Peterson Systems Thinking for Creating Impact SageCatherine Carr • Nalani Fujimori Kaina • Ellen Lawton • Angela Lovitt What to Do When the Unexpected Happens: Media Preparedness and Crisis Communications Plaza Ballroom ISaundra Brown • Miriam Camero • Anne Chandler • Søren Rasmussen • Carl Rauscher Lifting up Community Voices in State Administrate Proceedings [RJ] TanglewoodPatrick Cicero • Rochelle Jackson • Marsha White-Mathis #MeToo: Empowering Voices and Supporting Changes to Upend Norms of Sexual Assault and Harassment and Their Impact San FelipeCynthia Chavez • Nan Heald • Alison Paul • Dina Shafey Scott Building the Civil Justice System Reform Movement, Including as a Next Front in the Criminal Justice Reform Movement [RJ] MonarchDavid Udell Race and Wrongful Misdemeanors [RJ] Post OakNikki Trautman Baszynski Advocacy Meets Funding and Finance: Managing Program Finances and Fund Development to Support Strong and Broad Advocacy [RJ] West AlabamaJacquelynne Bowman • Colleen Cotter • Steven Eppler-Epstein • César Torres

4:00pm

4:15pm

Private Partnerships and Immigration Advocacy Woodway IIIEllyn Haikin Josef • Allegra R. Nethery • Monique R. Sherman #Engage: Get Social (Media) with Your Volunteers, Board Members, Clients, and More! Chevy ChaseClaud Nelson • Kate York Advancing Justice through Storytelling & Strategic Communications West AlabamaCaitlin Brown • Christine Clarke • Ambar Mentor-Truppa Home Safe: Integrating Housing and Domestic Violence Practice SageVinita Kamath • Marcie Kobak So You’re Interested in Form Automation-Now What? A Document Assembly Overview MonarchChanita Chantaplin-McLelland • Jessica Frank • Michael Hofrichter • Claudia Colindres Johnson • Aaron Varner Worth the Work: Building an Information Clearinghouse Website with an Interactive Map Woodway IIGayle Carney • John Pollock Clients and Board Positions TanglewoodJessica Keith • Raymond Macchia Leveraging GIS and Mapping Technology for Improved Strategic Advocacy [RJ] Woodway IAlison Davis-Holland • Alex Gulotta • Anthony Gulotta The Trauma-Informed Advocate: Understanding and Advocating for High-Needs Clients WestchesterMonte Jewell • Riddhi Mukhopadhyay From Criminal Defense to Civil Action, Pre-Entry to Re-Entry: Recognizing the Transformative Power of Embedded General Civil Legal Services in Public Defender Offices [RJ] Post OakWesley Caines • Runa Rajagopal • Cecilia Riera • Mohammed Sheriff The Right to Counsel National Campaign: Championing Public Defense by Garnering Support from Unlikely Allies Plaza Ballroom IIKim Ball • Genevieve Citrin Development Outreach and Strategic Communications: Connecting with Your Audience Plaza Ballroom IClarissa Ayala • Nadia Elguindy • Carl Rauscher

6:00pm

 
Saturday, November 3
 

7:30am

8:30am

10:00am

10:30am