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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Colleen Cotter

Executive Director
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Cleveland OH
Colleen Cotter has been the executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland since 2005. Cleveland Legal Aid provides civil legal assistance to 8,000 clients each year, focusing on safety and health, education and economic stability, shelter, and ensuring government agencies and the justice system are accountable and accessible. She serves as president of the board of directors of the Saint Luke’s Foundation and president of the United Way of Greater Cleveland Council of Agency Executives. Colleen worked for Indiana Legal Services and Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Maine as a Skadden Fellow. She clerked for the Honorable Cornelia Kennedy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Colleen received her JD, summa cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington and her BA, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.