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.
Friday, November 2 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
#MeToo: Empowering Voices and Supporting Changes to Upend Norms of Sexual Assault and Harassment and Their Impact

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Join a discussion on the impact and implications of bad behavior and bias toward women in civil legal aid and public defense. Our engaging panel will discuss examples of efforts to address bias and behavior both within our workplaces and by external actors, including the private bar and judiciary. We will provide a framework and dialogue for moving forward both practically and culturally as well as tools for having difficult conversations, gaining buy-in from stakeholders, and changing policies and practices. Attendees will discuss next steps in empowering women and making change in our community.


Cynthia Chavez

Mental Health Program Director, Lubbock Private Defender Office

Nan Heald

Executive Director, Pine Tree Legal Assistance
Nan Heald has been the executive director of Maine’s largest legal aid provider, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, since 1990. She grew up in Maine and is a graduate of Smith College and George Washington University Law School. Nan worked for the federal government and in private practice... Read More →
avatar for Alison Paul

Alison Paul

Executive Director, Montana Legal Services Association
Alison Paul is the Executive Director of the Montana Legal Services Association in Helena, Montana. Alison attended law school at the University of Kansas, and was in private practice in Chicago, Illinois, primarily advising tax-exempt organizations on tax and corporate issues before... Read More →
avatar for Dina Shafey Scott

Dina Shafey Scott

Training and Technical Assistance Program Manager, Legal Services Corporation
Dina Shafey Scott is the inaugural Training and Technical Assistance Program Manager with Legal Services Corporation, in that she is tasked with creating and coordinating the forthcoming Legal Services learning platform for grantees and other stakeholders in the Legal Aid field. Dr... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
San Felipe Westin Galleria, 3rd Level

Attendees (25)