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 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Continuing the Conversation on Race [RJ]

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A facilitated discussion on the issue of race and its effect on advocacy strategies, hiring, promotions, office effectiveness, and community involvement.

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Maha Jweied

Senior Fellow, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Maha Jweied is senior fellow with the National Legal Aid & Defender Association. Until January 2018, she served as the acting director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice, the primary office in the Executive Branch championing indigent defense and civil... Read More →
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Gina Polley

Deputy Chief Counsel, Maryland Legal Aid
Gina E. Polley is currently the deputy chief counsel for Maryland Legal Aid in Baltimore, Maryland. At Maryland Legal Aid, Gina oversees all of the MLA offices throughout the state, ensuring excellence in the delivery of legal services. Before coming to Maryland, Gina worked at the... Read More →

Rhodia Thomas

Executive Director, MidPenn Legal Services
Ms. Thomas serves as executive director of MidPenn Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm that provides civil legal services to low-income individuals and families and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in 18 counties in Central-Pennsylvania. She graduated magna cum laude... Read More →

Anthony Young

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc., Executive Director
Anthony Young has been the executive director of Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc., based in Tucson, Arizona, since 2007. Anthony has worked as a legal aid attorney since 1991 and managed legal aid offices in Nebraska and Arizona. He attended law school at the University of Nebraska... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm CDT
San Felipe Westin Galleria, 3rd Level