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    Aurora Martin
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    Founder of PopUpJustice and IthinkSAM. Former Executive Director of Columbia Legal Services, a statewide nonprofit civil legal aid program in Washington State.

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    Briana Stone
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    I am a former civil rights litigator now working on public policy in Texas, mostly related to access to justice and language access in courts. That said, I am interested in all the important work that all of you are doing and look forward to connecting with other scholars and advocates here.

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    Genevieve Mann
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    Genevieve Mann is Assistant Professor at Gonzaga University School of Law where she teaches and is the Director of the Elder Law Clinic. She also directs the Thomas More Scholarship Program. Prior to joining the faculty full-time, Professor Mann was an adjunct for eight years while in private practice. She was the Managing Attorney at the Unemployment Law Project in Spokane from June 2012-June 2014. Prior to that, she worked for Powell, Kuznetz & Parker, representing employees in cases involving discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment and retaliation. She has also practiced in the areas of family and housing law in private practice and with the Northwest Justice Project. Professor Mann is admitted to practice in Washington State and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Prior to law school, Prof. Mann received a Master of Social Work from Boston College. She was trained in general mediation as well as transformative mediation. She worked as a child welfare mediator and adoption social worker.

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    Georgia Katsoulomitis
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    Georgia Katsoulomitis is the Executive Director of Massachusetts Law Reform Institute.  Georgia is an attorney with significant nonprofit management, business development, strategic communications and public policy experience.  Her policy interests include structural and intergenerational poverty, community based and cross sector antipoverty initiatives, and child poverty. After completing post-law school judicial clerkships at the D.C. Superior Court and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Georgia served in the Clinton Administration as a Special Assistant to U.S. Labor Secretaries Robert B. Reich and Alexis Herman.  She was a Vice President at Robinson Lerer and Montgomery, a New York-based international communications firm, where she specialized in strategic philanthropy, government affairs and litigation communications.  Upon returning to her native state of Massachusetts, she served as the Managing Director of the Boston Bar Foundation and as the Interim Executive Director of the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston. Georgia is a graduate of Tufts University and the Catholic University School of Law.  A LeadBoston 2004 Fellow, she is active in many community organizations. Georgia serves on the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission and on the Massachusetts Federal Judicial Nominations Advisory Committee.

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    Joseph Schieffer
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    Joseph Schieffer is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of A2J Tech Store. Joseph recently served as the Chairman of the Florida Project Director’s Association Technology Committee. Joseph has been a presenter at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association Conference, the Legal Services Corporation Innovations in Technology Conference, and the LGBTQ Legal Aid Summit. Joseph can be found collaborating with advocates to develop user-centered solutions. Joseph is an innovator in leading information technology projects. He has earned the Project Management Professional designation from the Project Management Institute, and the Certified ScrumMaster designation from Scrum Alliance. He holds a Master's of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor's of Science from the United States Air Force Academy.

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    Julie Schaffer
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    Julie Schaffer is the Assistant Director of Gonzaga School of Law's Center for Law in Public Service and Staff Attorney for the Moderate Means Program.

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    Matthew Ingram
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    I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, University at Albany, SUNY.

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    Reveka Shteynberg
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    Reveka Shteynberg is a PhD Candidate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, SUNY. She received her Master's degree in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany, SUNY and her Bacherlor' degree in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine. She currently works as a Senior Research Associate on the Counsel at First Appearance (CAFA) Project, a DOJ-funded multi-year study examining implementation of counsel at first appearance programs in rural and urban jurisdictions in six upstate NY counties. She is also a Research Analyst for the John F. Finn Institute for Public Safety, where she conducts research analysis and consultation for a family court needs assessment and feasibility evaluation project. Before graduate school, She worked as a research analyst for Control Risks, a securities and investigations firm. Prior to that, she worked as a research assistant for Hennington and Associates, a trial and jury consultation firm. Research interests lie at the intersection of psychology and the law surrounding criminal justice decision-making policies and practices. Broadly, her research concerns issues surrounding plea bargaining and adjudication, indigent defense, court and legal reform, program implementation and evaluation, juvenile justice, and research methodologies.

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    Sergio Jimenez
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    Sergio was born in Costa Rica and grew up in seven different countries. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and English Literature from McGill University in Montreal. He then attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where he graduated in 2005. Sergio has bar admittance in Colorado, New York, Washington DC and the Federal Bar.   Before joining the Brooklyn Defender Services, Sergio worked at Bushwick Housing & Legal Assistance where he was the director for two and a half years and was part of the program for four years prior, as a staff attorney. As an advocate for vulnerable populations, he has litigated housing court cases, administrative hearings and appeals of all kinds in landlord/tenant law. He is currently the director of the Civil Justice Practice at Brooklyn Defender Services, providing high quality Civil Legal Services to (immigration, criminal, family) justice system contacted Brooklyn Residents.

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