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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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Lora Rath

Legal Services Corporation
Director, Office of Compliance and Enforcement
Washington DC
Lora M. Rath is the director of the Legal Service Corporation’s (LSC) Office of Compliance and Enforcement (OCE). LSC, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. LSC promotes equal access to justice by funding high-quality civil legal assistance for low-income Americans and currently distributes more than 90 percent of its total funding to 132 independent nonprofit legal aid programs. As the OCE director, Lora manages a staff of approximately 30 attorneys and fiscal specialists who conduct on-site and desk reviews of programs receiving LSC funds to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as restrictions, which accompany LSC funding, and provide training and technical assistance. Before joining OCE, Lora was the director of policy & planning for the Veterans Benefits Department of Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), a service organization that advocates for quality health care and benefits for our nation’s veterans.