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    Daniel Eric Sandoval
    Advocate

    Technical Co-Founder of SAM. Human Experience Designer. Working to end the access to justice gap.

    Advocate
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    Anne Price
    Scholar

    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
    Scholar

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

    Scholar
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    Claudia Johnson
    Advocate

    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 Martin
    Advocate

    King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor of Domestic Violence Unit Engaged in partnerships between civil, criminal, and community to advance policy and community building and education efforts to end domestic violence.

    Advocate
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    Diana Singleton
    Advocate

    I'm the Access to Justice Manager based on the WA State Bar Association. I support the work of the Access to Justice Board, which focuses on civil legal aid policy and convening of the Alliance for Equal Justice, and Council on Public Defense, which focuses on improving indigent criminal defense. I'm interested in anything that falls in the venn diagram of justice, equity, and innovation.

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    Geoffrey Burkhart
    Advocate

    Geoffrey Burkhart is the Executive Director of the Texas Indigent Commission.  Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} The Texas Indigent Defense Commission provides financial and technical support to counties to develop and maintain quality, cost-effective indigent defense systems that meet the needs of local communities and the requirements of the Constitution and state law. In addition, we require local planning for indigent defense and reporting of expenditures and provide an array of resources for counties to improve these services.

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    Jill Malat
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    Jill Malat leads the Washington State Children's Representation Program within the Washington State Office for Civil Legal Aid.  The mission of the Children's Representation Program is to underwrite and oversee the delivery of standards based, meaningful, effective and culturally competent attorney representationfor legall free children who remain in the foster care system six months following termination of their parents' rights, with the goal of achieving early permanent placements consistent with the children's stated interests and relevant child well-being indicators. Prior to serving in this statewide leadership role, Jill served as a longtime criminal public defender in King County, WA.

    Advocate
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    Katherine Beckett
    Scholar

    Katherine Beckett is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Law, Societies, and Justice Program.  She is also a faculty affiliate of the West Coast Poverty Center and Clowes Center for the Study of Conflict and Dialogue, and a faculty associate and steering committee member of the Center for Human Rights at the University of Washington.

    Scholar
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    Matthew Ingram
    Scholar

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

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    Nick Allen
    Advocate

    Nick Allen is the Directing Attorney of the Institutions Project of Columbia Legal Services, a statewide nonprofit civil legal aid program in Washington State. The Project focuses on the civil rights and civil legal needs of institutionalized people, especially those in prisons and jails, and removing barriers to community reentry for people formerly incarcerated. He is an expert in the legal financial obligations (LFOs) – the fees, fines and restitution imposed by the court as part of a criminal judgment and sentence; has worked on issues related to juvenile life without parole in Washington State. Additionally, as a Youth Justice Leadership Institute fellow, he advocates for policies that change the way youth are transferred to and sentenced in the adult criminal justice system.

    Advocate
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    Relational Poverty Network
    Scholar

    The Relational Poverty Network (RPN) convenes an international community of scholars, teachers, policy makers and activists working within and beyond academia, to develop conceptual frameworks, research methodologies, and pedagogies. Relational poverty i) shifts from thinking about ‘the poor and poor others’ to relationships of power and privilege, ii) works across boundaries to foster a transnational, comparative and interdisciplinary approach to poverty research, iii) involves multidirectional theory building that incorporates marginalized voices to build innovative concepts for poverty research.

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    Reveka Shteynberg
    Scholar

    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
    Advocate

    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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    Tim Harris
    Advocate

    Tim Harris is the Founding Director of Real Change News. Prior to starting the street newspaper in Seattle, in 1992 Tim started Spare Change, an early member of what was then the growing international "street-paper" movement. With lessons learned, Harris moved to Seattle in 1994 to found Real Change, a weekly newspaper whose mission is "Real Change exists to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic, social and racial justice." Harris is also on the Board of Directors of the International Network of Street Papers (INSP), a global network of more that 100 street papers in 34 countries.

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