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

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    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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    Anna Kim
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    Anna Kim is a Youth & Family Counselor at Youth Eastside Services.  She holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington.

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    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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    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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    Charles Richard Dyer
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    I am an independent scholar heavily involved in access to justice issues. My primary research focus is matching recent work in cognitive science, linguistics, and neuroscience with the need for self-represented litigants and legal clients in general to be able to comprehend the law, both substantively and procedurally. I work with several working groups within the Self-Represented Litigation Network. I also take on consulting assignments and project management assignments with court systems, access to justice commissions, etc., especially when my particular blends of talents and knowledge can be useful to their projects. I have a law degree, a Masters in Library and Information Science, and a B.A. in philosophy, all from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.A. in philosophy from Northwestern University. I am a member of the Texas Bar, but do not practice or take on legal clients. I was a law professor for 12 years and a law school library director for 10 years. Then I became Director of Libraries at the San Diego County Law Library (4th largest public law library in the USA) for 18 years, during which I honed my interest in aiding self-represented litigants learn about the law. I retired from that work in 2005 and have been studying and researching in the scientific fields mentioned above ever since, as well as increasing my consulting work. I have published several academic journal articles and a variety of less formal work, both before and after 2005. For more information, you may wish to visit my website at www.charlesrdyer.com. (Caution: I update it irregularly, and it can be a few years out of date. If you need specific current details on me, please email me at charlesrdyer360@gmail.com.) My recent scholarship has utilized the work I did as Program Manager for the Washington State Access to Justice Board's Pro Se Project, wherein I and 70 volunteers (judges, lawyers, court clerks, domestic violence officials, etc.) , plus other hired professionals (plain language translators), translated all Washington State family law court forms into plain language, combined with my personal research in cognitive linguistics to try to give a more scientifically grounded basis for understanding how plain language translations work. With regard to the Topics of Interest section, I am actually interested in all the topics, from the standpoint of enabling better information flow to clients and self-represented litigants. The topics listed are those fields in which I have recently worked.

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    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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    James Bamberger
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    James Bamberger is the Director of the Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA), which is an independent judicial branch agency responsible for administration and oversight of state funds that are appropriated by the Legislature to provide civil legal aid services to low income people in Washington State. Prior to leading OCLA, he was part of the executive leadership team of Columbia Legal Services, and had also served as the Executive Director of Spokane Legal Services.  Jim has extensive experience in statewide and national legal services.

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    Julia F. Weber
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    As a dual-degree professional (JD/MSW), mediator, trainer, speaker, policy nerd, storyteller, visual communicator, and innovator, I've spent my career leading and collaborating with others to develop creative approaches to solving complex issues facing families, children, and communities.  During grad school, I founded SHIRA: Sexual Harassment, Information, and Advocacy, one of the first integrated harassment programs supporting workers in St. Louis.  Since then, I've spent over 20 years working in courts and on behalf of the judicial branch in California on policies addressing family law, domestic violence, court coordination, self-represented litigants, race and gender bias issues,  access to justice, mediation, and child custody/parenting time disputes.  I have extensive experience teaching and working intersectionally on issues related to intimate partner, family, and gender-based/sexual violence and have worked with private and public entities on developing policies and procedures in those areas.  I serve as adjunct faculty teaching domestic violence law at Golden Gate School of Law in the fall semester and used to teach at Washington University on race, gender, and law.  Currently, I'm working with a social impact start-up, coParenter, as the lead on Innovation & Insights to provide communication tools and online dispute resolution for separated parents and encouraging those of us working in the law to communicate more effectively visually with icons, drawing, and accessible design.   I love presenting, training, and working with folks to come up with solutions to problems that work best for the family, organization, or community.

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    Relational Poverty Network
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    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
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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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