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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Friday, November 2 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Developing Diverse Legal Services Leadership [RJ]

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We are facing a crisis in the low numbers of leaders of color in our legal services community. How can our programs create racial justice for our clients when we ourselves fail to attract and retain lawyers of color? What will we do about it? The African-American Project Directors Association will highlight the voices of emerging leaders of color as well as the best practices for nurturing them.

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Lillian Moy

Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of NE New York
Lillian M. Moy became the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. in 1995. She is a 1981 graduate of Boston University School of Law. She is a former member of the Board of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association
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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 →

Friday November 2, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Woodway I