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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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    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 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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    Ed Hoort
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    Edward Hoort is Of Counsel at Center for Justice.  Prior to joining CCJ, Ed was the Executive Director of Legal Services of Eastern Michigan, a position which he held for 29 years. He has worked in the legal services arena for 40 years.  He has been counsel in over 50 state wide class actions and has been instrumental in legislative changes in domestic relations, public benefits, housing, nursing home rights, and consumer issues. Ed has taught Non-Profit Administration courses at University of Michigan for the past 14 years.  Ed formed CCJ in 1995 when federal restrictions prohibited legal services programs from undertaking many types of advocacy on behalf of the poor.

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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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    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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    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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