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Thursday, November 1 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Lawyers Without Borders: Building a Two-State Rural Partnership

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Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) and New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA) share a heavily rural 400-mile state border region where low-income clients and communities in each state frequently encounter legal problems involving cross-border parties or jurisdiction. The two legal aid programs are collaborating to build a regional advocacy partnership that will expand expertise and capacities to address these issues, including streamlined referrals between the organizations, joint legal clinics and outreach, and strategic co-counseling. The project includes attorneys at both programs who are licensed in both states. The panel will discuss the formation, operation (including supporting technologies), and strategic goals of the project and encourage audience discussion for how similar regional partnerships can be created between adjoining states elsewhere.

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Ed Marks

Statewide Pro Bono Manager, Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Ed Marks is Executive Director of New Mexico Legal Aid. Ed has been involved in TIG projects and other national legal aid technology initiatives for nearly 20 years. Ed was previously Deputy Director for Advocacy at Legal Aid of Western Ohio in Toledo, where he also founded Legal... Read More →

Patrick McMonigle

Managing Attorney, Legal AId of Northwest Texas
Patrick McMonigle is managing attorney for Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas’s regional office in Odessa, TX.
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Tom Stutz

Director of Litigation, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
Tom Stutz has been director of litigation for Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas since April 2011. Tom, a 1983 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, is based in Fort Worth, but he is also responsible for advocacy efforts for rural communities throughout LANWT’s 114-county... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm CDT
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