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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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    Alex Doolittle
    Advocate

    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.

    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.

    Scholar
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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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    David Morales
    Advocate

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

    Advocate
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    Gavin Thornton
    Advocate

    Gavin Thornton is Co-Executive Director of Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice. After graduating from the University Of Virginia School Of Law in 2002, Gavin began his career with the AmeriCorps program as an attorney in the Kona office of the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i. During his first year of service, Gavin discovered that the Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority had been overcharging low-income families for over a decade, putting them at risk of eviction and homelessness. The issue became LEJ’s first case, and Gavin became LEJ’s first staff attorney, helping launch the organization that is now the Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice. In addition to obtaining millions of dollars in rent reductions and reimbursements for low-income families, Gavin has worked on a variety of other projects that have helped low-income and vulnerable people including: Ensuring K-12 students who become homeless can continue attending the school they were in before becoming homeless, avoiding the significant educational setbacks and trauma associated with displacement; Obtaining appropriate utility bill credits for public housing residents with disabilities so they can afford to operate life-supporting medical equipment; Preserving an 850-unit apartment complex in Honolulu as affordable housing; Securing extensive protections against sexual abuse by corrections staff for women in correctional facilities; Obtaining educational services for juveniles detained in adult jails to increase their opportunities for the future and reduce the likelihood of repeat offending. For his work in subsidized housing, Gavin was awarded the National Housing Law Project’s annual Housing Justice Award. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Division of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association, the Hawai‘i District Court Rules Committee, and the Board of TeamChild, an organization that assists youth at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.

    Advocate
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    James Bamberger
    Advocate

    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.

    Advocate
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    Merf Ehman
    Advocate

    Merf Ehman is the Executive Director of Columbia Legal Services. Prior to serving in this leadership role, Merf provided the full spectrum of legal services from direct representation of individual clients to class actions, agency rule making, and statewide policy work. Additionally, she has coauthored policy reports and scholarly journal articles with researchers on the topics of housing discrimination and prisoner reentry.

    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.

    Scholar
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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.

    Advocate
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    Tobias Franklin
    Advocate

    I am a NextGen Fellow at the ABA Center for Innovation. I study the field of housing law, and develop software to offer effective interventions for tenants who are struggling to obtain rental housing and avoid eviction. I am always looking to connect with scholars and advocates in the housing law space, especially folks with a background in tenant screening law and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

    Advocate