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Friday, November 2 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Really Doing It! Assessing Community Needs and Setting Priorities [RJ]

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To effectively assess the most urgent legal needs of the client communities in their service area and set priorities, every civil legal services organization should gather information from its clients, community agency colleagues, and relevant data sets. How do you do it? What has worked well? How do you go beyond written surveys to conduct a genuine assessment of legal need in your client communities? Panelists and participants will discuss strategies and methods that grantees employ to successfully identify the most critical legal needs of their client communities and establish program priorities.

Speakers
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Kelly Carmody

Consultant, Carmody and Associates
Kelly Carmody, of Carmody and Associates, provides consulting services to organizations to improve their operations and impact. She assists LSC-funded organizations with the evaluations of their TIG and PBIF grants. Other services include strategic planning, management coaching/assistance... Read More →
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Bristow Hardin

Senior Research Associate, Legal Services Corporation
Bristow Hardin is a senior research associate at the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, D.C.
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Lillian Johnson

Executive Director, Community Legal Services, Arizona
Lillian Johnson serves as the executive director of Community Legal Services, a position she has held since 1982 after relocating to Phoenix from the Chicago area. In her position as executive director, Lillian is responsible for the administration and oversight of Arizona’s largest... Read More →
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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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Deedee Peterson

Executive Director, Legal Action of Wisconsin
Deedee Peterson is Executive Director at Legal Action of Wisconsin. She has served in many different roles in her to work for equal justice including as Executive Director at the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund; Development Director at the National Housing Law Project; and Development... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Woodway II