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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David Udell

National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law School
Executive Director
New York NY
David S. Udell, executive director of the National Center for Access to Justice; and Co-director, A2J Initiative at Fordham Law School, guides the work of NCAJ in improving the circumstances of vulnerable people in the justice system, including its Justice Index, its Guide to Using Data to Track Outcomes, and its work to support the civil justice field and civil justice reform movement. Founder of the Justice Program of the Brennan Center for Justice, and director of the Justice Program from September 1997 to August 2010, he has also held positions as a senior attorney at Legal Services for the Elderly and as a managing attorney at MFY Legal Services. He has had leadership roles in the national civil right to counsel movement and the national indigent defense reform movement, and he has coordinated national advocacy initiatives to help strengthen the nation’s Legal Services Corporation. He hs served as a chair of the Subcommittee on Access to Justice of the Committee on Professional Responsibility of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, member of the Advisory Board to the Justice Center of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and former member of the Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He co-teaches a seminar, The Justice Gap: Strategies for Securing the Delivery of Equal Justice in American Courts, at Cardozo Law School, and has also taught at New York University Law School and Fordham Law School. He is a 1982 graduate of New York University School of Law.