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
Holistic Defense: Intake through Resolution Best Practices for Cross Practice Collaboration

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Holistic defense practitioners strive to provide optimal and collaborative client representation from the moment of intake through (and in some cases beyond) the resolution of each case. While much has been learned about the theories and goals of holistic defense, the logistics of collaboration in the real world require further exploration. The presenters will illustrate best practices in identifying client needs, efficiently deploying resources, and achieving the comprehensive outcomes that are sought in client-centered representation.


Ms. Michelle Burrell

Managing Attorney, Neighborhood Defender Services, Inc.
Michelle Burrell is the managing attorney of the Family Defense Practice of the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem where she manages a staff of attorneys, social workers, and parent advocates who provide legal representation to indigent parents and family caregivers who have... Read More →
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Vichal Kumar

Managing Attorney, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
Vichal Kumar joined the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem as the managing attorney of the Civil Defense Practice. As managing attorney, Vichal supervises the practice representing clients in essential civil matters including immigration, asset forfeiture, eviction prevention... Read More →

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