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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Thursday, November 1 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Impact Litigation and Movement Lawyering to Support Communities in a Changing Landscape

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The computers are coming! Technological "modernization" of state and federal agencies--including algorithm-based decision-making, software systems overhauls, and internet-based client portals--can provide new and transformative technologies that improve the lives of our clients. But these projects can also go horribly wrong. Human communication and access to information is cut. Benefits are narrowed or denied. Data and predictive analytics wrongly identify our clients as fraudulent actors in the system. As advocates, we are learning to identify these projects, involve our clients and their voices in the development phase, and then respond with multi-dimensional advocacy strategies when technology harms vulnerable populations. Come join us and learn how you can work for, and against, these new technological advances.

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Kevin De Liban

Economic Justice Practice Group Leader, Legal Aid of Arkansas
Kevin De Liban manages the Economic Justice practice group of Legal Aid of Arkansas, working with low-income Arkansas to address legal issues involving health, employment, safety net benefits, and education. He also regularly represents individuals facing domestic violence. With Legal... Read More →
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Julia Simon-Mishel

Supervising Attorney, Unemployment Compensation Unit, Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Julia is the supervising attorney of the Unemployment Compensation Unit at Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA), where she represents low-wage workers in unemployment matters. She has represented more than 800 clients and has an active appellate practice pursuing impact unemployment... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Woodway II