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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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Thursday, November 1
 

4:15pm CDT

Continuing the Conversation on Race [RJ]
A facilitated discussion on the issue of race and its effect on advocacy strategies, hiring, promotions, office effectiveness, and community involvement.

Speakers
avatar for Maha Jweied

Maha Jweied

National Legal Aid & Defender Association, Senior Fellow
Maha Jweied is senior fellow with the National Legal Aid & Defender Association. Until January 2018, she served as the acting director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice, the primary office in the Executive Branch championing indigent defense and civil... Read More →
avatar for Gina Polley

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 →
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Rhodia Thomas

MidPenn Legal Services, Executive Director
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 →
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Anthony Young

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc., Executive Director
Anthony Young has been the executive director of Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc., based in Tucson, Arizona, since 2007. Anthony has worked as a legal aid attorney since 1991 and managed legal aid offices in Nebraska and Arizona. He attended law school at the University of Nebraska... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm CDT
San Felipe Westin Galleria, 3rd Level
 
Friday, November 2
 

8:30am CDT

Developing Diverse Legal Services Leadership [RJ]
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.

Speakers
avatar for Lillian Moy

Lillian Moy

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Executive Director
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 and past chair of NLADA’s... Read More →
avatar for Gina Polley

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 →
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Rhodia Thomas

MidPenn Legal Services, Executive Director
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