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  • Profile picture of Abhijeet Chavan
    Abhijeet Chavan
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    Abhijeet Chavan is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Planetizen and the executive producer of Planetizen Courses. He is also the chief technology officer of Urban Insight, Inc., the technology consulting firm that operates Planetizen. Abhijeet Chavan has over 20 years of technology consulting experience working with government, higher education, legal services, and non-profit clients. Abhijeet is the founder of OpenAdvocate and the creator of DLAW web platform, WriteClearly plain-language authoring tool and ReadClearly legal web glossaries. Abhijeet previously coordinated geographic information (GIS), software development, and data projects for the Imaging Systems Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also served as the information technology coordinator for the East St. Louis Action Research Project, a cross-disciplinary initiative of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working with residents and community groups in severely distressed urban areas.Abhijeet received his Master of Architecture (M. Arch) and Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A) degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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    Ada Shen-Jaffe
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    Ada Shen-Jaffe is a longtime national leader in civil legal aid with over 35 years of experience in executive leadership of statewide and national initiatives.  She currently serves as a leadership, racial justice, and equity consultant, trainer, and coach as well as an organizational strategist.

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    Alex Doolittle
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    Alex Doolittle is the Executive Director of Seattle Community Law Center, a civil legal aid program in Washington State focused on providing accessible legal advocacy to people living with physical and mental disabilities so that they may obtain the resources necessary to overcome barriers to financial and medical stability.  Prior to her leadership role, Alex represented hundreds of people in Social Security matters.  Alex utilizes her law degree as a tool to give a voice to individuals and entities that traditionally do not have a voice in the law. She has worked to help clients stand-up for their rights in state and federal court as well as in administrative venues to enforce the First Amendment, the ADA, WA Growth Management Act, WA Shoreline Management Act, and the Social Security Act.

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    Amanda Almeda
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    Berkeley Law student

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  • Profile picture of Andrew Kashyap
    Andrew Kashyap
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    Andrew Kashyap is a Senior Attorney at Legal Voice, a progressive feminist organization using the power of the law to make change in the Northwest.

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    Aneel Chablani
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    Advocacy Director, Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

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  • Profile picture of Anne Erickson
    Anne Erickson
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    Anne Erickson is the President and CEO of Empire Justice Center.  She has been with Empire Justice since 1989, starting out as a policy analyst and legislative coordinator. Anne has overseen the transformation of the organization, guiding its merger with the Public Interest Law Office of Rochester, expanding its White Plains office and opening a new office on Long Island. She has put together a solid management team and has strategically combined the two organizations, aligning staff into five major practice groups: Consumer, Housing, C.A.S.H. and Community Development; Civil Rights, Education and Employment; Disability Benefits; Immigrants and Immigrant Rights; and Public Benefits, Health and Family.

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  • Profile picture of Anne Lee
    Anne Lee
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    Anne Lee is the Executive Director of TeamChild, a statewide nonprofit organization in Washington providing legal representation and advocacy for children and youth who are at risk of juvenile court involvement. TeamChild helps young people obtain education, mental and medical health services, housing and other support.

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  • Profile picture of Anne Paxton
    Anne Paxton
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    Anne Paxton is  director of ProForum, the educational non-profit that  sponsors the Social Justice Film Festival, and a staff attorney at the Unemployment Law Project, a legal aid organization. Anne has helped produce films of social conscience since 2005 with a special emphasis on human rights. Causes include prisoner literacy (Books to Prisoners), cleft palate surgery in Guatemala (Hearts in Motion), the boycott/divestment/sanctions campaign in support of Palestine (Pressure Points), sustainability curriculum (Facing the Future), and Basic Health Care (Northwest  Health Law Advocates).

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  • Profile picture of Anne Price
    Anne Price
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    Anne Price is President of Insight Center, a national research and economic justice organization working to ensure that all people become and remain economically secure. Anne has spent over 20 years working in the public sector on issues including child welfare, hunger, welfare reform, workforce development, community development, and higher education. Since 2011, Anne has led the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap initiative at the Insight Center, elevating the voices and opinions of experts of color in national economic debates and policy making. Her tireless work has brought the issue of the racial wealth gap into mainstream consciousness and vernacular with an explosion of media coverage of the data and research quantifying racial differences in wealth accumulation.

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    April Faith-Slaker
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    Researcher and access to justice enthusiast, working at the Access to Justice Lab located at Harvard Law School.

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    Athena Fan
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    Inaugural American Bar Association NextGen Fellow 2017-18. Tweet at me @AthenaFanLT.

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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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  • Profile picture of Becky Gould
    Becky Gould
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    Becky Gould is the Executive Director of Nebraska Appleseed, a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systemic approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable healthcare and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s at the courthouse, in the statehouse or in the community.

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  • Profile picture of Bernardo Cruz
    Bernardo Cruz
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    Bernardo Cruz is a staff attorney at Columbia Legal Services, focused on advocacy on behalf of low wage workers especially immigrants and farm workers.

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  • Profile picture of Bonnie Allen
    Bonnie Allen
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    Bonnie Allen became executive director of Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights in December 2015. Prior to joining Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Bonnie was the principal of Choose-Change, a consulting practice focused on strategic planning, fundraising, and leadership development. Her clients included the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Legal Council for Health Justice, the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, and the Florida Bar Foundation. Previously, Bonnie served as development director at the Mississippi Center for Justice, executive director of the Center for Law and Renewal at the Fetzer Institute, co-director of the Project for the Future of Equal Justice at the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, and director of the ABA Center for Pro Bono. A graduate of Rhodes College and the University of Florida College of Law, Bonnie started her legal career as an appellate court law clerk in Florida and practiced civil litigation in Tampa. Bonnie left private practice in 1993 to follow her passion – formed out of her experiences growing up in the segregated South - to pursue a career in social justice law. Bonnie taught ethics and professional responsibility at the University of Maryland School of Law, and has published numerous journal articles on the topics of community lawyering, leadership, and ethics. Bonnie also holds a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and she serves on the board of the Center for Courage and Renewal.

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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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  • Profile picture of Carol Ashley
    Carol Ashley
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    Carol Ashley is a civil rights attorney and serves as the Enforcement Director, Office of Civil Rights - U.S. Department of Education.

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  • Profile picture of Claudia Johnson
    Claudia Johnson
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    With a background on quantitative public policy and analysis and health care management--Claudia brings to online form projects and technology an empirical management perspective. With scarce resources in the realm of civil legal aid, she believes it is important to allocate resources based on real metrics, and verified best practices. She has supported multiple evaluations of document assembly projects in the area of online forms and technology, and also legal services delivery, including helpline project evaluations. Claudia is the Program Manager at LawHelp Interactive, and as such works to support over 500 organizations creating and promoting online forms to close the Justice Gap. In this capacity she works to identify and share best practices, and promotes sharing and collaboration between courts and legal aid, as well as by designing technology platforms and trainings that promote collaboration. This includes sharing about evaluation strategies and techniques of remote/online tools and services.

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    David Morales
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    farmworker; Title VII, Discrimination, sexual harassment Jury/Juries; Diversity, Venire, Source Selection, Sampling, GIS, Math Housing; Fair Housing, FHA, Title VIII, WLAD,

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