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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Emma Zavala Suarez
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    Emma Zavala Suarez is a lawyer and currently completing her medical degree at the University of Washington Medical School. Her areas of interests include farm worker health and safety, and farmworker public health, childhood development and well-being.

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    Dr. Eric Trupin
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    Dr. Eric Trupin is Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences of the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Trupin is currently the Director of the Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy. This Division maintains a wide range of clinical, research and training programs primarily focused on implementing evidence based behavioral health practices to improve outcomes for children and adults. In 2007 the Washington State Legislature established an Evidence Based Institute within his Division. He directs the Evidence Based Practice Institute which includes clinical and systems research programs supported by the State of Washington, local governments and counties, private and non-profit agencies, foundations and international sponsors.

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    Grace Lasker
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    I passionately believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn and be healthy. I am the Director the Health Studies and a senior lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell. My research focus is in the areas of environmental health and justice, epigenetics, cancer, and nutrition. I am also investigating the intersection of toxicology, green chemistry, and educational outreach through a public health framework. I have focused my career on teaching and program development, particularly online programs. I am a certified online developer and instructional designer, working in this capacity for programs and grants across the country.

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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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    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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    Lori Isley
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    Attorney with Columbia Legal Services - Yakima since 1991.

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    Maxine Janis
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    Professor & Presidential Liaison for Native American Affairs Heritage University

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    Peter John Mullenix
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    Peter is an attorney who brings product defect, medical device, and medical malpractice cases on behalf of injured patients and their families. Peter also serves on the Board of Washington Advocates for Patient Safety, is a founding member of the Patient Safety Action Network, and runs a website dedicated to educating patients on dangers in medicine: SafePatientAdvocate.com.

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    Radha Friedman
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    I am passionate about the rights of women and girls, and have spent nearly two decades working on four continents to help strengthen women's access to land, funding, and justice. I currently work with the World Justice Project where I bring together unlikely collaborators and help fund and pilot their ideas to improve justice in their communities. We have supported 91 projects in 61 countries, and our research shows that the most successful projects involve multidisciplinary collaboration, so we are seeking funds to do more!

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