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 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Language Access in State Courts [RJ]

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This workshop will examine language access obligations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as they apply to state courts. Panelists will discuss advocacy efforts and U.S. Department of Justice enforcement examples as they relate to the current state of language access in courts. Participants will learn about court language access obligations under Title VI, local laws and ordinances, and other model standards.

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Christine Clarke

Director, Civil Rights Justice Initiative, Legal Services NYC
Christine Clarke is the director of the Civil Rights Justice Initiative at Legal Services NYC, where she works with LSNYC’s 600+ advocates throughout New York City, using litigation and advocacy to protect and advance the rights of low-income New Yorkers to be free from discrimination... Read More →

Daniel Hu

NAPABA Pro Bono Committee Co-Chair, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Daniel Hu is the chief of the Civil Division with the United States Attorney’s Office in Houston. The office has a civil rights section that works with Main Justice on language access issues. He joined the U.S. Attorney’s office in 1992 from private practice. He holds a B.A. and... Read More →
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Joann Lee

Special Counsel on Language Justice, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Joann Lee is special counsel on language justice at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA). Joann has provided direct legal services to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the Los Angeles area at LAFLA since 2000. Bilingual in Korean and English, Joann has... Read More →

Michael Mulé

Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice
Michael Mulé is an attorney-advisor at the Federal Coordination and Compliance Section (FCS) of the Civil Rights Division at the United States Department of Justice. FCS investigates complaints filed against entities receiving federal financial assistance under Title VI of the Civil... Read More →

Kevonne Small

Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice
Dr. Kevonne Small, an attorney-advisor in the Federal Coordination and Compliance Section (FCS) in DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, investigates allegations of Title VI violations and ensures federal agencies consistently and effectively enforce statutes and related Executive Orders... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT