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    Carol Ashley
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    Carol Ashley is a civil rights attorney and serves as the Enforcement Director, Office of Civil Rights - U.S. Department of Education.

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    Carolyn Rose Avila
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    Carolyn Rose-Avila is a consultant in international/national nongovernmental executive management facilitation, grants, and organizational consultation.

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    Casey Trupin
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    Casey Trupin is Program Officer at the Raikes Foundation, which focuses on supporting and making a difference for some of the most vulnerable youth as well as increasing educational opportunity. Casey Trupin is a program officer for the foundation’s youth homelessness strategy. He has represented thousands of foster youth and homeless adults in litigation and worked on state and federal legislation designed to improve services to low-income children, youth and adults. Previously, he served as the coordinating attorney for the Children and Youth Project at Columbia Legal Services in Seattle, advocating for at-risk, homeless and foster children and youth. Casey is a special advisor to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Homelessness and Poverty as well as a former co-chair of the ABA’s Children’s Rights Litigation Committee. He has authored and edited numerous books and articles on at-risk, homeless, and foster children and has been awarded the ABA’s Child Advocacy Award—Distinguished Lawyer (2011), the National Network for Youth Advocacy Spirit Award (2010), and the Congressional Angel in Adoption Award (2005). From 2006-12, Casey served as the inaugural chair of the William H. Gates Public Service Law Program at the University of Washington School of Law, from which he graduated with honors in 1999.

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    Catherine West
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    I am a legal aid lawyer in Seattle, WA working on a Medical Legal Partnership with Harborview Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital.

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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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    Christopher M. Jones
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    Director of Florida Legal Services, an impact advocacy organization that drives high impact work with community lawyering and a race equity lens. My work includes advocacy and support for communities including the institutionalized, immigrants & migrants. Our litigation and our policy advocacy often reminds us of the need to better communicate with experts and emerging thought in many academic areas. Too often we lack credentialed, peer-reviewed confirmation of what our clients and their communities live and know. SAM offers an exciting model for establishing those connections. I am fortunate to work in an organization with no restrictions and, I suppose, unfortunate to live in a time and place where all these topic areas translate in human terms into exploitation, misery, isolation, and a fiercely powerful desire for radical change.

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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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    Jim Rudd Levy
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    Constructive Conflict Resolution serves as a coach, mediator, facilitator, and consultant addressing issues related to conflict resolution in different contexts.

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    Catherine Martin
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    Dan Rubins
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    David Martin
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    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.

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

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    Destinee Evers
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    I'm a law student interested in civil rights and access to justice. I spent six years working in complex-asset divorce litigation, and my day job is advising lawyers on business management related to running their own practice.

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    Diana Singleton
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    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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    Dorothy Larson
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    Kathryn Lee
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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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    ekq88nhxjc
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