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Dear Conference Participants:
It is our pleasure to welcome you to Seattle to participate in this year’s
NLADA Annual Conference – United in the Promise of Justice!
2003 marks a significant milestone within the equal justice community, as it
commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark
right-to-counsel case – Gideon v.Wainwright. Although four decades have passed
since this decision, many challenges remain to make equal justice a reality in this
Jean M. Faria nation. In meeting those challenges NLADA’s members serve as an effective
voice for the voiceless, working tirelessly to increase and expand effective legal
assistance in both criminal and civil matters to millions of low-income men,
women and children.
Recognizing that there is no similar right to counsel in civil matters, NLADA’s
2003 Annual Conference seeks to bridge the gap between defenders and legal
aid advocates to explore this crucial issue and to encourage collaboration in
other areas where the respective needs of our clients intersect. This year’s
conference is tailored toward finding this commonality within the civil and
defender communities and offers cutting-edge tracks and workshops to help
you expand your knowledge base and skills to better serve your clients.
The NLADA staff has worked hard to plan this year’s conference, and we are
confident that each and every one of you will enjoy your participation! Also,
don’t miss your opportunity to experience first-hand the various new products
and services available by visiting the conference exhibitors’ booths.
Thank you for joining us!
Jean M. Faria Clinton Lyons
Chair, Board of Directors President and CEO
Table of Contents
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
General Conference Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Seattle Host Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
NLADA Conference Committee, Governance Bodies and Staff . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
Conference Highlights and Featured Presenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-8
NLADA Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-11
Descriptive Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-35
NLADA Program and Chief Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-42
Conference Exhibitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-43
Individual Membership Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-46
Conference Presenter Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47-64
JOIN NLADA TODAY!
NLADA is the nation’s leading advocate for NLADA Membership
front-line attorneys and other equal justice Members of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association are organizations and individuals dedicated to
expanding access to effective legal assistance for people who cannot afford to pay an attorney. NLADA
professionals – those who make a differ- has two types of members – program members and individual members.
ence in the lives of low-income clients and • Program members include organizations and offices providing either civil legal aid or public
their families and communities. defense services to low-income individuals.
• Individual members include civil legal aid advocates and public defense professionals, bar associ-
Representing legal aid and public defense ation leaders and staff, private practice attorneys, judges, law school clinicians and faculty, pro se
facilitators, paralegals, investigators, social workers, clients, law students, fellows and private citizens
organizations, as well as individual advo- who support NLADA’s mission.
cates, NLADA is proud to be the oldest and
Why You Should Join NLADA
largest national nonprofit membership • Show Your Commitment to Equal Justice
• Support the Advocacy Work NLADA Does for You
association devoting 100 percent of its
• Networking and Professional Development Opportunities
resources to expanding access to effective • Informative Publications and On-line Resources
• NLADA Sections and E-mail Lists to Interact with Peers
legal assistance for people who cannot • Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
• Obtain Professional Liability Insurance through the NLADA Insurance Program
afford to pay an attorney
• Membership Discounts on Training and Other Products
For more information on joining, visit the NLADA Web site at www.nlada.org,
or contact us at (202) 452-0620.
Badges the registration desk. Additionally, each training session will have a proctor who will
Badges must be worn to gain entrance to all sessions, meetings and functions as well distribute session evaluations. Please take a few minutes immediately following your
as the exhibit area. session to fill these evaluations out and return them to your session proctor. We
appreciate your taking the time to complete and return the evaluation forms, as they
Cell Phones and Pagers are very useful tools for NLADA in our effort to provide the highest quality training
Please be respectful and turn your cell phones and beepers off during plenary and events and conferences for you. Thank you!
workshop sessions. Thank you.
Income Tax Information
Client Hospitality Suite Personal expenses incurred for conference attendance are generally tax deductible as
Westin Suite 4057 — 40th floor of South Tower ordinary and necessary business expenses. Treasury Regulation Section 1.162-5 per-
Clients are invited to network and relax in the hospitality suite hosted by NLADA. mits income tax deduction for educational expenses (including registration fees, trans-
portation, meals and lodging) incurred to improve or maintain professional skills.
Continuing Legal Education Contact the IRS or your tax specialist for specific requirements and limitations.
It is a licensing requirement in most states that attorneys attend CLE-accredited train-
ing each year. A blue CLE instruction sheet and three-part certificate of attendance can Leadership Luncheon Tickets
be found in your registration packet. Please complete this NLADA CLE form and return Tickets for Thursday’s Leadership and Diversity box lunch are required. Tickets are not
to the registration desk or mail to NLADA so that we may maintain a record of your included with your conference registration and must be purchased separately. Tickets
attendance. Individual state forms are available at the conference registration desk. are for sale for $17 at the registration desk. Tickets cannot be replaced if lost.
These forms must be completed and returned to NLADA by December 5, 2003, in You will need to repurchase lost or stolen tickets. A vegetarian alternative
order to be processed. Please be familiar with the CLE requirements in your state. If will be available.
you are an attorney from Delaware, Oklahoma or California, please remem-
ber to stop by the registration desk to sign the mandatory sign-in sheets. Delaware Mailboxes, Etc. Shipping Information
and Oklahoma attorneys must sign in each day and California attorneys must sign in Too much to carry home? Lots of Seattle souvenirs? Have Mailboxes, Etc. ship your
one time during the course of the conference. conference materials home for you! Representatives of Mailboxes Etc. will be avail-
able on Friday, November 14 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm and Saturday, November
NLADA has applied for ethics credits for the following 90 minute sessions: New 15 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Mailboxes, Etc. accounts will not be accepted.
Developments in Community Lawyering: Building a National Consortium, Engaging
Community Kids, and Exploring Ethics (Thursday at 1:30 pm); The Ethical and Smoking Policy
Psychological Dimensions of Judicial Recusal: Perspectives of Judges and
Smoking is not permitted inside the meeting rooms.
Litigators (Thursday at 3:30 pm); Ethical Issues in the Delivery of Legal Services
(Saturday at 10:30 am)
2003 Annual Conference Exhibitor Showcase
Dinner Tickets for the Awards Banquet 2003 Annual Conference Exhibitors, as of October 15, 2003
Tickets are required for the awards banquet on Friday evening. One ticket is included Please see a complete listing on pages 42-43 of the program
with each full conference registration, but not with any special registration discount
ABA Members Retirement Program Legal Files Software Inc.
offers. If you paid for full conference registration, you should have received a dinner
American Bar Association Center for Pro LegalMeetings
ticket in your registration packet. If you did not receive a ticket, please obtain a ticket
Bono Management Information Exchange
at the registration desk by noon on Thursday. Additional tickets may be purchased for
Aplix Research, Inc. NLADA Insurance Program
$50 at the registration desk. Tickets cannot be replaced if lost. You will
Brennan Center for Justice National Federation of Paralegal
need to repurchase lost or stolen tickets. A vegetarian alternative will be
Consejo de Latinos Unidos Associations
available at the Awards Dinner. Individuals who wish to be served the vegetarian Cyber Café National Legal Aid & Defender
entrée must sign up at the registration counter by Thursday, November 13 at 3:00 Kaivo Member Services
pm so that we may provide the hotel an accurate count. You will need to inform your Kemp’s Case Works, Inc. Pika Software
waiter during the dinner that you have requested a vegetarian entrée. Law Offices of Norton Tooby Pro Bono Net
Legal Aid Society of Orange County RealLegal, LLC
LegalEdge Software Western New York Law Center
NLADA is very interested in your feedback on the conference. A general conference
evaluation form is included in your registration packet and extra forms are available at
The NLADA 2003 Annual Conference Host Committee
Welcomes You to Seattle, Washington
Seattle Host Committee
Bob Boruchowitz Scott A. Smith
Director Partner, Short Cressman & Burgess
The Defender Association Chair, Washington State Access to Justice Board
Janet Ainsworth W.H. Knight, Jr. Alice C. Paine
Associate Dean for Faculty Development Dean Executive Director
Seattle University School of Law University of Washington School of Law King County Bar Association
Joan Fairbanks Patrick McIntyre Roxanne L. Rarangol
Access to Justice Manager Executive Director President
Washington State Bar Association Northwest Justice Project Pierce County Minority Bar Association
Christie Hedman John McKay David C. Reed
Executive Director United States Attorney Corporate Counsel
Washington Defender Association Western District of Washington Starbucks Coffee Company
Thomas W. Hillier Jacqueline McMurtrie Sharlene Steele
Federal Public Defender Assistant Professor and Director, Access to Justice Programs Liaison
Western District of Washington Innocence Project Northwest Clinic Washington State Bar Association
University of Washington School of Law
Judge Zulema Hinojos-Fall Kathleen Taylor
Administrative Judge Jan Michels Executive Director
Equal Employment Opportunity Executive Director ACLU of Washington
Commission Washington State Bar Association
John Junker Karen W. Murray Affiliation listed for identification purposes
Professor President only.
University of Washington School of Law Associated Counsel for the Accused
Thank you to the Host Committee Sponsors
Please join us Thursday evening at the Space Needle, Seattle’s most recognized symbol, as the Seattle Host Committee brings you a
reception filled with great food, wonderful entertainment, superb company and amazing views of the city.
The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and is immediately followed by NLADA’s Dance Party at 8:30 p.m.
Also sponsored by Carney Badley Spellman, PS; Delay, Curran, Thompson, Pontarolo & Walker, PS; GBS Realty; King County Bar
Association; McKay Chadwell, PLLC; and Pierce County Washington Women Lawyers.
NLADA Governance Bodies and Staff
2003 Annual Conference Board of Directors, Policy Yvette Long Myrnairis Cepeda
Committee Groups and Corporate Pennsylvania Legal Services Greater Boston Legal Services
Joyce Alexander Board of Directors, as of Clinton Lyons, President & CEO Teresa Cosby, Chair
Lone Star Legal Aid 9/23/03 National Legal Aid & Defender Association South Carolina Centers for Equal Justice
Houston, TX Ramón Arias
John Mauldin Robert Gillett
Bay Area Legal Aid, Oakland, California
Bob Boruchowitz Defender Corporation of Greenville Legal Services of Southern Michigan
The Defender Association Edwin A. Burnette County, South Carolina
Seattle, Washington Law Office of the Cook County Public Richard Halliburton
Defender Harrison D. McIver, III, Vice Chair Legal Aid of Western Missouri
Joan Fairbanks Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
Access To Justice Board Julie Clark, Secretary Jamie Hamon
Seattle, Washington National Legal Aid & Defender Association Leonard E. Noisette Access to Justice Foundation,
Neighborhood Defender Service of Lexington, Kentucky
Carlos Martinez Teresa Cosby Harlem
Dade County Public Defender Office South Carolina Centers for Equal Justice Luis Jaramillo
Miami, Florida José Padilla California Rural Legal Assistance, San
Jane Curran California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. Francisco, California
Ed Monahan The Florida Bar Foundation
Department of Public Advocacy Freddie Pitts Harry Johnson
Frankfort, Kentucky Jean Faria, Chair Miami, Florida Indianapolis, Indiana
Federal Public Defender’s Office, Western
Charles F. Morris, Sr. and Middle Districts of Louisiana Dorothy Reed Wilhelm Joseph
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. Legal Aid Society of Charleston, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.,
Memphis, Tennessee Kevin Green West Virginia Baltimore, Maryland
Jefferson City, Missouri
Ben Obregon Toby Rothschild Lillian Moy
Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc. Marshall Hartman Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Legal Aid Society of Northeastern
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Office of the State Appellate Defender New York
Capital Litigation Division, Illinois Rosita Stanley, Vice Chair
Linda E. Perle Macon, Georgia Shirley Peoples
Center for Law and Social Policy M. Clara Hernandez Columbus, Ohio
Washington, DC Public Defender’s Office, El Paso, Texas Andrew Steinberg, Treasurer
Western Massachusetts Legal Services Ernesto Sanchez
Toby Rothschild, Chair Lori James-Monroe Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles L.Y. James & Assoc., Civil Policy Group, as of
Long Beach, California Baltimore, Maryland 9/23/03 John Trujillo
Howard Belodoff Southern New Mexico Legal Services, Inc.
Ronald S. Sullivan. Jr. Lillian O. Johnson Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
Public Defender Service for DC Community Legal Services, Inc. Jonathan Vickery
Washington, DC Phoenix, Arizona Kelly Carmody Legal Services of North Texas
Arizona Bar Foundation
Charles A. Wynder, Jr. Catherine A. Lamboley Mary Wilson
Legal Services of Eastern Virginia, Inc. Shell Oil Company Mary Cassidy Fort Worth, Texas
Hampton, Virginia Houston, Texas Southeastern Massachusetts Legal
Assistance Corporation Linda Zozove
Lucille Logan Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NLADA Governance Bodies and Staff
Defender Policy Group, as of Rosita Stanley Corporate Advisory Staff
9/23/2003 Macon, Georgia Committee, as of Josephine Aka
J. Vincent Aprile, II 9/23/2003 Bonnie Allen
Department of Public Advocacy, Kentucky Ronald A. Sullivan Alan N. Braverman Elizabeth Arledge
Public Defender Service for the District of Walt Disney Co. Aiyana Bullock
Ellen Berz, Chair Columbia David Carroll
Wisconsin State Public Defender Office Calvin J. Collier Julie Clark
Kathleen Williams Kraft Foods, Inc. Cait Clarke
Jean Faria The Federal Public Defenders Office, Miami, Sara Fusco
Federal Public Defender’s Office, Western Florida Jose M. de Lasa Aimee Gabel
and Middle Districts of Louisiana Abbott Laboratories Veronica Lewis
Client Policy Group, as of Clint Lyons
Stan Goldman 9/23/2003 Kenneth C. Frazier, Vice Chair Stacy Mayuga
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Lucille Logan, Vice Chair Merck & Co., Inc. Chandra Nicholson
Committee for Public Counsel Services Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Michelle Nickens
Samuel P. Fried Carol Ponce
M. Clara Hernandez Charles F. Morris, Sr. Limited Brands, Inc. Jane Ribadeneyra
Public Defender’s Office, El Paso, Texas Memphis, Tennessee Pauline Roberts
Thomas A. Gottschalk Lory Rosenberg
David Keefe Freddie Pitts General Motors Corporation Don Saunders
Tennessee District Public Defenders Miami, Florida Mizue Suito
Conference Andrew D. Hendry Jo-Ann Wallace
Rosita Stanley, Chair Colgate-Palmolive Company Bianca Whitfield
John Mauldin, Vice Chair Macon, Georgia Cynthia Works
Defender Corporation of Greenville County, James J. Johnson
South Carolina John Trujillo The Procter & Gamble Company NLADA Insurance
Los Crucus, New Mexico Program
LaMar Mills James F. Kelley Donna Bledsoe
Northwest Defenders Association, Georgia-Pacific Corporation Kevin Horsted
Catherine A. Lamboley, Chair NLADA/CLASP
Sharon Patrick Shell Oil Company Project for the Future
Wisconsin State Public Defender Office of Equal Justice
Charles W. Matthews, Jr. Camille Holmes
Freddie Pitts Exxon Mobil Corporation
Miami, Florida CLASP Counsel to
Charles R. Morgan NLADA
Patricia Puritz BellSouth Corporation Alan Houseman
American Bar Association Linda Perle
Deval L. Patrick
Federico Rentas-Rodriguez The Coca-Cola Company
Legal Aid Society of Puerto Rico
Nancy Straus Sundheim Robert Echols
Gerard A. Smyth Unisys Corporation
Office of the Chief Public Defender,
Conference Highlights & Featured Speakers
The Honorable Gerry L. Martha Coven
Alexander Civil Plenary Speaker
Opening Assembly Keynote
Speaker Martha Coven is the senior legislative associate at the Center on Budget and Policy
Priorities, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that conducts research and analysis on
government programs and policies affecting low-income families. Coven joined the
Center’s staff in October 2001, and serves as the organization’s lead lobbyist on wel-
NLADA is pleased to announce that Gerry L. Alexander,
fare, housing and unemployment insurance. She also assists in the Center’s efforts to
chief justice of the Washington State Supreme Court,
educate advocates and policy-makers about federal budget and tax policy. Her prior
will provide the opening keynote address. Alexander is a long-time supporter and
experience includes five years on Capitol Hill, four of which were spent on the policy
advocate on behalf of the equal justice community.
and communications staff of former House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt. She
has also worked as a health care advocate for Consumers Union, the national organi-
Gerry Alexander was first elected to a seat on the Washington State Supreme Court
zation that publishes Consumer Reports magazine. Coven holds a B.A. in economics
in 1994. He joined the state’s highest bench at that time with over two decades of
and a law degree from Yale University.
trial and appellate court experience behind him, having served as a judge of the supe-
rior court for Thurston and Mason Counties from 1973 through 1984, and as a judge
of the Court of Appeals, Division Two, from 1985 through 1994. Alexander served as
chief judge of the Court of Appeals, Division Two, from 1989 to 1990 and in 1993.
In the year 2000, Alexander was re-elected to the supreme court. Shortly thereafter,
his colleagues elected him to a four-year position as chief justice, effective January 8, Client Track Speaker
When Gary Locke, governor of the State of Washington, announced a proposal to Divine Pryor, Ph.D. is currently the executive director of the Association for Drug Abuse
eliminate $2.4 million from the legal aid budgets, Alexander came to the rescue. He Prevention and Treatment, Inc., (ADAPT). He is a social justice advocate who came to
refused to sit idly by and watch the legislature cut what would total 50 percent of the his current position with a long history of community activism, professional and aca-
budgets for legal aid in Washington state. Alexander wrote articles to local newspaper demic achievements and an undying commitment to the endless struggle for quality
and lobbied lawmakers. As part of his testimony, he argued for the expansion of the and excellence in the provision of services. The combination of his own exemplary his-
seminal 1963 holding in Gideon v. Wainwright, to apply to the civil legal aid commu- tory and that of the pioneering organization he now heads was a match made in
nity. When all was said and done, $1.5 million was restored to legal aid budgets in heaven and is reflected in the organization’s re-emergence as a forerunner in the
Washington state. harm reduction movement. Before ever receiving a formal education, Pryor received
his first degree from the school of hard knocks. Pryor is a product of a family environ-
Prior to commencing his distinguished judicial career, Alexander practiced law with ment that nurtured his spirit of activism and opposition to the many injustices faced
the firm of Parr, Baker, Alexander and Cordes. During his years in private practice, by those who are marginalized and less fortunate. He presently sits on numerous
Alexander was involved in a number of bar efforts to improve the legal profession national advisory councils, steering committees and boards and is recognized as a
and served a term as president of the Thurston-Mason County Bar Association. committed, passionate and astute professional. He is both an eloquent commentator
Alexander has also been active in his community, serving in various capacities with and formidable intellectual force in the profession and is known to directly confront an
local charitable, religious, and civic organizations. opportunity to address a worthy issue or opponent. His present work as an advisor
on the development of the national organizing structure for the NuLeadership Policy
Alexander taught at the University of Puget Sound Law School and is an emeritus Group represents the climax of his efforts as an activist in the area of policy reform in
member of the board of visitors of that school’s successor institution, Seattle the criminal justice arena. His extensive involvement in public policy is a reflection of
University School of Law. the evolution of his professional and scholarly development and is expressed by the
many initiatives that he is currently engaged in on the local, national and now inter-
After receiving an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Washington, national level. Pryor has been inspired by many and considers it an honor to serve;
Alexander served as a lieutenant in the United States Army Infantry, and then “to whom much is given, much is expected.”
returned to his alma mater to earn his J.D. in 1964. He is designated as a distin-
guished alumnus of the University of Washington Law School.
LEADERSHIP & DIVERSITY:
Where Do We Go From Here?
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2003
12:00 NOON - 1:30 P.M. LUNCHEON
n April, at the Equal Justice Conference, hundreds of conference participants packed a panel
discussion on leadership and diversity. The focus of the panel discussion was the Supreme
Court argument in the case of Grutter v. Bollinger, challenging the use of affirmative action in
the admissions process at the University of Michigan School of Law. Because of the over-
whelming interest and success of this panel, the African American Project Directors’ Association
(AAPDA), the Project for the Future of Equal Justice, NLADA and the Latino Project Director’s
Association invite you to join in a luncheon and panel discussion on the Court’s ruling and its
impact on both the legal community and on our country. The panel will provide diverse view-
points from all areas of the law — legal aid, public defense, academia and the bar. Counsel
from the Grutter case will also participate.
Please note: Tickets for the box lunch were pre-sold with registration
and are available at the registration desk.
Gregory Berry, Professor, Howard University School of Law, counsel for Howard University law students in
Grutter v. Bollinger
Godfrey J. Dillard, Citizens for Affirmative Action’s Preservation, Lead Counsel for the Defendant Interveners in
Grutter v. Bollinger
Lillian Johnson, Community Legal Services Inc.
Michele E. Jones, Statewide Advocacy Coordinator, Columbia Legal Services
Annie Lee, Executive Director, TeamChild
Carlos J. Martinez, Chief Assistant Public Defender, Dade County Public Defender’s Office
Lillian Moy, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
Lindsay Thompson, Editor of the Washington State Bar Association Bar News
Cynthia Works, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
The National Legal Aid & Defender Association presents awards each year to programs and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to civil
legal aid and indigent defense representation. The 2003 award presentations will be made at the Awards Dinner on Friday. NLADA is proud to join with
the entire equal justice community in honoring the following recipients and saluting their tireless dedication and outstanding achievements in the struggle
to ensure justice for all.
REGINALD HEBER SMITH Michael Judge, chief public defender in the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s
Office, eloquently states in his nomination of Gessler for this award: “Charlie’s entire
AWARD career has been ‘beyond the call of duty.’ He has never accepted an ‘adequate
Charles Gessler & Herbert Semmel defense’ as a standard for himself or for the system. Every effort he has made, every
action he has taken in his 38-year career has been dedicated to providing the best
This year’s prestigious Reginald Heber Smith Award (the “Reggie”) goes to two gentle- defense for indigent clients - not only his own clients, but all indigent clients. ...His con-
men from the City of Los Angeles: Charles Gessler, special circumstances coordinator/ tribution literally has saved lives, raised spirits and inspired a new generation of
consultant for the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office; and Herbert Semmel, lawyers. He remains the ‘dean’ of capital case lawyers in California.”
director of the Federal Rights Program for the National Senior Citizens Law Center.
In addition to his practical work as a public defender, Gessler is both a legal scholar
and master strategist. Many refer to his encyclopedic knowledge of homicide, death
The “Reggie” celebrates the outstanding achievements and dedicated services of an
penalty law and his expert witness memory bank. He gives back regularly in his roles
attorney, for contributions made while employed by an organization providing civil
as teacher, mentor and leader. Gessler is a regular lecturer at seminars and author of
legal services or public defense services. Gessler and Semmel are seasoned legal pro-
legal articles for various seminars, conferences and magazines. He has lectured to
fessionals who have dedicated their careers to championing the cause of justice for all.
local and statewide associations on such topics as “Ten Precepts of Successful
Homicide Preparation,” “Ethics in Criminal Cases,” “Final Arguments in Homicide
Trials,” “Special Circumstances and Death Penalty Phase Investigation” and “What It
Is To Be A Public Defender.” Gessler also participates in the state legislative process
Known as “the dean of the capital case” in California, advocating for the criminal defense field, and he seizes every opportunity to speak to
Charles Gessler has dedicated his professional career to civic groups on the subject of constitutional rights and safeguards for those charged
legal advocacy on behalf of people accused of crimes but with criminal offenses.
who could not afford to hire a lawyer to defend them.
He has been with the Los Angeles County Public Ellen Kreitzberg, associate professor of law with the Santa Clara University School of
Defender’s Office for 38 years. While officially retired, Law, wrote in her nomination letter “...Charlie Gessler’s...reputation as a brilliant and
he is still very much a part of the team there, currently diligent trial lawyer and mentor are well known around the state. ...Charlie always
serving as capital case coordinator. In this capacity, he inspires, always encourages and always helps each lawyer be the best that he or she
assigns capital cases to deputy public defenders, provides advice on cases and strate- can be on behalf of the client.”
gy, and mentors new and veteran attorneys handling capital cases.
California State Public Defender Lynne Coffin said of Gessler, “ Never have I met some-
A former prosecutor, Gessler was drawn to criminal defense work because of his one with so much experience who has such willingness to continually improve every-
belief that the defense attorney is the true bulwark of freedom of every citizen. He thing he is involved with. It is this quality that truly sets him apart.”
has an extraordinarily successful track record. Of the more than 60 murder cases he
has tried, 15 were capital cases, and none of his clients is on death row. His clients Herbert Semmel
have included some high-profile defendants –Vaughn C. Greenwood, the so-called
“Skid Row Slasher,” Sam Nam Chinh, charged in a highly publicized 1984 Herb Semmel has dedicated his entire legal career to
Chinatown murder-robbery case and convicted of killing a police officer; and Lyle the pursuit of social justice and adherence to the princi-
Menendez in his second trial for the shotgun killing of his parents. Gessler is a cham- ple. Since his graduation from Harvard Law School in
pion of the belief that public defenders represent whole people, not just cases. 1953, Semmel has selflessly given his knowledge
and expertise to advocate for those less fortunate and
Over the years, Gessler has earned the respect and gratitude of colleagues in all areas work tirelessly to level the field of justice.
of the criminal justice system. Judges, deputy public defenders, court clerks, clients,
bailiffs and even prosecutors have all come to trust Gessler’s knowledge and integrity, Semmel personifies the very meaning and purpose of
holding him in the highest regard. His colleagues say, “he is proof that honesty, the "Reggie" award. He is not only a practitioner of the law, but a lifetime scholar
integrity and civility can still be a winning mix.” Gessler’s understated manner and who has generously mentored other upcoming lawyers to ensure justice is served to
his genuine caring and sincerity have won him many allegiances in his field. low-income Americans.
Gerald McIntyre, directing attorney of the National Senior Citizen Law Center CHARLES DORSEY AWARD
(NSCLC), states in his letter nominating Semmel for this award, "Herb represents the
very best the equal justice community and legal profession has to offer. During his
Alex R. Gulotta
varied legal career, he has excelled as a volunteer civil rights lawyer in Mississippi in
1965, a labor lawyer representing workers, as a law professor who was among the The 2003 Charles Dorsey Award winner is Alex R.
pioneers in teaching Health Law and Social Welfare Law and integrating poverty law Gulotta, executive director, of the Legal Aid Justice
into the general curriculum, as the founder and first board chair of a legal services pro- Center (LAJC) in Charlottesville, Virginia.
gram in Illinois, as a health and civil rights lawyer, as executive director of the Center
for Law and Social Policy, as a disability rights lawyer who filed the first complaint The Charles Dorsey Award is given biennially to an
under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as Litigation Director at New York Lawyers individual who has provided extraordinary and dedi-
for the Public Interest, and as an advocate for low-income elders at the National cated service to the equal justice community and to
Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC), where he is now Director of the NSCLC Federal organizations that promote expanding and improving
Rights Project." access to justice for low-income people. Candidates
for this award must demonstrate a commitment to equal justice through service as an
Semmel started the Federal Rights Project after the Supreme Court issued a series of officer, board or committee member of a national or statewide organization devoted
cases beginning in 1996 sharply restricting private enforcement of federal laws, par- to fulfilling the promise of equal access to justice.
ticularly against state governments, typical defendants in suits to enforce federal laws
benefitting low income persons. Semmel has developed new theories to enforce fed- Gulotta began his tenure in Virginia during 1994 as the director of the Charlottesville-
eral law, such as suits under the Supremacy Clause, to enforce federal rights. This Albemarle Legal Aid Society, a single six-county office, which at the time received
approach has borne fruit with a recent decision by a federal Court in Texas enforcing funding primarily from the Legal Services Corporation. Today, the renamed Legal Aid
the Medicaid statute under the Supremacy Clause. Justice Center offers free civil legal assistance and community education to low-
income families throughout Central Virginia, and to low-wage immigrant workers
While issues and client groups have varied over the years, Herb's work has always statewide, maintaining offices in Charlottesville, Richmond, Petersburg, and Northern
been marked by a commitment to social justice and adherence to principle. It is Virginia. The LAJC receives funding from numerous funding sources, including individu-
these traits combined with his keen intellect, enthusiasm and hard work that make als, local and state governments, local, state and national foundations, and the
him a most formidable advocate for poor people. University of Virginia School of Law.
Semmel has worked for the last 10 years at NSCLC in Los Angeles focusing on Gulotta has received national attention for his many innovative approaches to provid-
Medicaid programs and on health care issues for seniors and people with disabilities. ing legal assistance to low-income Virginians. After the Congressional restrictions on
He brought successful litigation in several states to secure the continuation of federally funded legal aid programs were put into place in 1996, these restrictions
Medicaid benefits for people who were losing their Social Security Insurance. He served not as an obstacle to Gulotta, but a catalyst for change. He rallied his board of
spent the better part of a year forging a coalition of aging organizations that mounted directors and staff, and they collectively created a new program independent of feder-
an aggressive and ultimately successful campaign before the California legislature to al funding – and free of the onerous restrictions, allowing for the development and
obtain passage of legislation to assure better staffing and ultimately better care for implementation of a creative initiative to bring justice to the low-income community.
nursing home residents. Currently, Semmel is involved in litigation to secure access Gulotta’s program was the first in Virginia to radically reorganize, serving as model of
to adequate non-institutional alternatives for residents of a large city-run nursing home the future for legal aid programs across the country. Since then the numerous other
in San Francisco. legal aid programs have exchanged federal funds and their accompanying restrictions
for the autonomy needed to better serve America’s low-income communities.
Ralph Reisner, director of the Center for the Study of Global Banking said, "...I can
think of no one I have known during my professional life that has been more selfless- In addition to the LAJC’s general civil advocacy work, Gulotta is also responsible for
ly dedicated to the advancement of social justice. Throughout the 35 years that I the creation and preservation of two innovative new programs for special populations:
have known him, Herb's pursuit of this aim has been the primary motivating factor in 1) the Virginia Justice Center for Farm and Immigrant Workers, which was created
his life. I believe Herb to be the single most talented lawyer I have known. ...Given and has been sustained in the face of seemingly insurmountable opposition through-
his extraordinary abilities, Herb could have undoubtedly have had many alternative out Virginia, from not only the powerful seafood and agriculture industries but also in
professional opportunities that would have been far more remunerative. Fortunately the state legislature. This program has reformed the seafood industry through zeal-
for everyone, Herb chooses to dedicate his enormous talents to social causes and ous advocacy, letting the agriculture industry know that they will not get away with
specifically, the advancement of legal services." employment abuses; and, 2) the JustChildren program, the first Virginia legal aid pro-
gram to begin comprehensively addressing the unmet legal needs of children in the “Since its incorporation in 1971, the Louisville Metro Public Defender’s office has rev-
state’s education, foster care and juvenile justice systems. This program, the largest olutionized criminal defense representation in this jurisdiction and led the way for the
children’s law program in the state, has done nothing but grow since its inception, establishment and implementation of a full-time, statewide public defender system in
and with it the horizons of child advocacy in Virginia. Kentucky. Dubbed ‘The Best Legal Minds Money Can’t Buy’ in a Courier-Journal
Magazine article published in 1990…the office operates a mixed caseload/vertical
In their nomination letter, the LAJC board chair and three senior staff members said, representation system in accordance with ABA standards and NLADA guidelines. Its
“Alex has changed Virginia. His impact, however, extends far beyond his clients, and record of achievement on behalf of indigent accused in the trial and appellate courts,
far beyond his program. He has demonstrated time and again that with determina- both state and federal, is truly remarkable.”
tion and optimism and devotion to a cause, in spite of daunting obstacles, he can find
a way to ‘make it work.’ Across the country, he has inspired other programs to try.” The Louisville Metro Public Defender’s Office has a reputation among its peers as
being the best. In trial courts, the success of the office’s defender litigators is second
A graduate of Marquette University Law School with honors, Gulotta began his public to none in either the private or public sectors. Its representation of juvenile clients has
service career as a staff attorney with Legal Services of Northeastern Wisconsin, Inc., been singled out for praise by the ABA, and its TeamChild program has broken new
representing low-income households in the areas of public benefits, housing, family ground in Kentucky with an innovative and proactive approach. TeamChild pairs civil
and consumer protection. From there he went to the Appalachian Research and attorneys with public defenders to address more holistically the needs of youth in the
Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc., as a senior attorney, where among his accomplish- juvenile justice system.
ments was a successful negotiation with Kentucky officials on behalf of a class of
Food Stamp recipients to correct constitutionally defective practices relating to termi- Similarly, the office’s aggressive advocacy on behalf of respondents in involuntary hos-
nation of benefits. pitalization proceedings has changed practices and attitudes toward perhaps the most
vulnerable clients in the court system. Staff attorneys in the defender’s office are rec-
ognized as among the most expert in this area of the law and are regularly called
CLARA SHORTRIDGE FOLTZ upon to lead or participate in task forces and legislative efforts to improve the quality
of justice for the mentally ill.
Louisville Metro Public In addition, the Louisville Metro Public Defender’s Office successfully challenged the
use and expansion of video arraignments, and Chief Public Defender Dan Goyette con-
Defender’s Office vinced judicial and executive branch leaders to rethink and redesign new courts and
corrections construction plans so that all persons accused of crimes are assured of in-
The 2003 recipient of the Clara Shortridge Foltz Award person, in-court, “live” arraignments. Currently, Jefferson County is the only one of
is the Louisville Metro Public Defender’s Office in Kentucky’s 120 counties in which video arraignments are not used. Instead, the
Louisville, Kentucky, directed by Daniel Goyette equipment originally purchased by the county for video arraignments is now being
used by the public defender’s office and its clients to allow for “24/7” video-confer-
This award is given biennially to a public defender pro- encing between attorneys and inmates.
gram or defense delivery system for outstanding achievement in the provision of public
defense services. The achievement may be the result of an effort by the entire pro- Led by Goyette, the Louisville Metro Public Defender’s Office staff includes 51 attor-
gram, a division, a branch or a special project. The award is named for the founder of neys, nine investigators, five paralegals, two social workers, a mitigation specialist,
the nation’s public defender system. two law clerks, 12 secretaries, eight data entry personnel and a comptroller. The
workload and delivery system is organized into eight coordinated, collaborative divi-
In a letter nominating the Louisville Metro Public Defender’s office, former ABA sions. A nine-member leadership team includes: Leo Smith, deputy chief public
President L. Stanley Chauvin, Jr. states, “During my term as president of the American defender; Peter Schuler, chief of the Juvenile and Mental Health Division; Frank Heft,
Bar Association, I had the pleasure of observing, evaluating and interacting with many Jr., chief appellate defender; Ann Bailey Smith, assistant public defender; Donald J.
defender offices across the country. I know of no program or organization that better Meier, Adult Trial Division Chief; Jay Lambert, Adult Trial Division chief; Raymond M.
exemplifies the spirit and high standard of practice pioneered by the individual in Clooney, chief of the Capital Trial Division; Patricia L. Echsner, deputy chief of the
whose name this important award is presented than the Louisville Metro Public Juvenile Trial Division; and William E. Sharp, deputy chief of the Adult Trial Division.
JOINT DEFENDER & CIVIL TRACK
UNRAVELING MENTAL HEALTH ENTANGLEMENTS:
REPRESENTING MENTALLY DISABLED CLIENTS
As budgets are cut and future services are placed in jeopardy, the public defender for practitioners and program managers to help them avoid dead-ends and blocked
and legal aid communities must work jointly to address the needs of our clients. pathways. Experts in the field of mental disabilities law will provide clear direction
Last year, NLADA presented a joint defender and civil training track for the first and facilitate interactive sessions.
time. Because of the overwhelming success of that effort, we will again offer a
joint training track, with a focus on services to the mentally disabled. Participants in this track will help shape NLADA’s action agenda as we seek to find com-
mon ground and attempt to rally the combined strengths of our community to better
Clients with mental disabilities pose unique challenges to defender and civil advo- serve our mentally disabled clients and to promote systemic reforms to improve the
cates attempting to provide high quality representation. Nationwide, there has ways in which our society treats those individuals who suffer from mental disabilities.
been a steady increase in the number of mentally disabled clients walking
Sessions in this track will be designated by J and will include:
through both civil legal aid and public defender office doors.
Mentally disabled clients often need the help of both legal and medical profes- • Building Mental Health Systems that Work: Vision and Strategy
sionals, and often their families require counsel as they try to navigate the ‘jus- • Mental Health Courts: Promise and Peril
tice’ system. This series of joint defender and civil sessions will provide guidance • Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System & Beyond
• Risk Assessment: Science or Quackery?
PREPARING FOR GIDEON’S 50TH:
SEIZING THE MOMENTUM TO COMPLETE THE PROMISE
As Gideon’s 40th anniversary year draws to a close, it’s time to mark our Sessions in this track will be designated by D and will include:
accomplishments and chart a course for the next decade. To move ahead with
• Are We Keeping the Promise? A Hearing on the Right to Counsel 40 Years After
renewed power and direction, we need to ask: “What are the most critical
Gideon v. Wainwright (Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and
steps that every defender program should be taking to move closer to provid- Indigent Defendants)
ing quality services for all who need criminal representation?” The sessions in • Are We Keeping the Promise? Follow-up Session
this track will help you identify and develop the fundamental tools you will • Bringing Argersinger To Life in Misdemeanor Courts: How Defenders Can Address the
need to be ready to celebrate the next anniversary! Systemic Failure to Provide Lawyers in Misdemeanor Cases
• Defender Caucus
• Effective Methods for Preparing and Developing Scientific Experts in a Criminal Case
The Gideon track will kick off with the NLADA Defender Caucus, which will be • Management Models for Building Immigration Expertise in Defender Offices
a time for the community to share successes and stories about activities to • Measuring for Success: Effective Outcome Measures & Performance Based Budgeting
ensure that the promise of Gideon is a reality. The Caucus will begin with brief • New Developments in Community Lawyering: Building a National Consortium,
Engaging Community Kids, and Exploring Ethics
reports on the year’s national highlights. The Gideon track will kick off with
• Making the Most of the “No Exceptions” Campaign to Raise Local Support for Well-
information on a Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Defense, a new project funded Quality Defense Programs
aimed at supporting resource development and improvements in public
defense across the country.
NAVIGATING THE CROSSROADS OF CHANGE:
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
The civil equal justice community finds itself at the crossroads of political, economic • Human Trafficking and Citizenship: Areas in Which LSC Programs Can Serve
and demographic change. We must prepare to evaluate the impact of these con- Immigrants
verging forces in two key areas of civil practice: 1) the substantive law affecting the • Looting Family Assets: Predatory Lending & Consumer Law
rights of and opportunities for low-income clients; and 2) how the community can • Maximizing Impact: Resource Allocation Between Individual Cases and
most effectively meet the challenges of delivering legal assistance. This track will Community Advocacy
help you develop strategies, tools and information you need. Join us in exploring a • More Than In Name Alone: Serving Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
shared vision for the future of civil legal aid. Survivors
• Moving Beyond Access: How Community-based Problem Solving Can Help
Sessions in this track will be designated by C and will include: Achieve Significant Outcomes for Our Clients
• Plenary: Navigating the Crossroads of Change: Where Do We Go from Here?
• Building State Justice Communities: Where Do We Go from Here? • Outreach Strategies For Addressing the Challenge of Under-reporting of Crimes
• Civil Gideon: New Strategies for Expanding Right to Indigent Representation • Program Owned Evaluation, Part 1: Evaluation as an Essential Component of
• Civil Gideon: New Strategies for Expanding Right to Indigent Representation, Program Quality and Growth
Part II • Program Owned Evaluation, Part 2: Putting the Toolbox to Work for You
• Community Justice Leadership: • Rethinking Housing Advocacy in the New Budget Era
• Developing New Leaders: To Whom Will We Pass the Torch? • Strategies for Reversing the Rollback of Civil Rights: Federal Court Access in the
• Developing Your “Smoke Filled Room:” Moving from Competition to Cooperation Twenty-first Century
in Fundraising • The Impact of Congressional and Budgetary Developments on the Future of
• Emerging Issues in Public Benefits Advocacy Advocacy and Client Rights
• Families on the Run: Domestic Violence Jurisdiction and How Legal Aid Advocates • We Can’t Do That Here! Destroying the Myth that You Can’t Raise Money or
Can Cooperate Across State Lines Support for Impact Advocacy
• How Will We Meet the Needs of Rural America?
PREPARING FOR TOMORROW: DEVELOPING SKILLS TO TAKE US TO
NEW HORIZONS: A TRAINING TRACK FOR COMMUNITY ADVOCATES
& CLIENT BOARD MEMBERS
The NLADA Client Policy Group and the design committee for the Client Track have Sessions in this track will be designated by L and will include:
prepared a series of sessions geared to meet the needs of conference participants
• A Client-Centered Process for Public Defense Reform
who serve as client board members of civil legal aid programs, or who are client • Communication Skills for Client Advocates and Community Leaders
• Criminal Records Basics: The Collateral Consequences of Criminal
advocates in their local communities. Proceedings
• New Initiatives in Community Education and Client Empowerment
• Tapping the Leader Within: Enhancing Client Board Member Leadership
• Working Smarter With Information Technology
Conference Agenda s Monday
Monday, November 10, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
NLADA Client Policy Group Subcommittee Meetings
4:00 to 5:00 pm — Training Committee
5:00 to 6:00 pm — Membership / Section Committee
6:00 to 7:00 pm — Communications Committee
Conference Agenda s Tuesday
Tuesday, November 11, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm This two-day training is designed for the new directors of LSC-funded, IOLTA-funded,
NLADA’s Client Policy Group Meeting elder law, pro bono and protection and advocacy programs, as well as for experienced
Vashon I Room directors of new programs which provide legal assistance and legal information to
low-income clients. The intent of New Executive Director Training is to help new direc-
Tuesday, November 11, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm tors, who typically learn on-the-job, to more quickly achieve deeper insight into their
Train the Trainers work. The training stresses both knowing what should be done to lead an effective
Olympic Room program and actually doing what needs to be done. Participants will also work on
This intensive two-day program will show you why alternatives to lengthy lectures are actual situations brought to the training by their colleagues. Pre-registration is
essential for adult learners. You will see demonstrations of what works in legal train- required.
ing from a trainer who has designed hundreds of programs for lawyers. From demon- John Arango, New Mexico Legal Aid; Patricia Kaplan, New Haven Legal Assistance
strations, you will move to practice and design. You will leave this program with a
head start on a training plan for a new course in your organization or region. The Tuesday, November 11, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
course is provided by NLADA with the generous sponsorship of the Practising Law NLADA’s Civil Policy Group Meeting
Institute (New York, San Francisco). PLI is contributing to internal and external profes- Vashon II Room
sional development for legal aid and defender organizations through this and other
initiatives with NLADA. Pre-registration is required. Tuesday, November 11, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
David Cruickshank, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York NLADA’s Defender Policy Group Meeting
Vashon I Room
Tuesday, November 11, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
New Executive Director Training Tuesday, November 11, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Adams Room AAPDA Special Recognition Reception
Conference Agenda s Wednesday
Wednesday, November 12, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm providers face these challenges on a regular basis. A growing conversation is taking
Train the Trainers place among the civil legal aid providers about ways we can better serve these com-
Olympic Room munities. The NLADA Rural Advocacy Section, the Legal Services Corporation and
Program continues. Please see previous description. Farmers’ Legal Action Group are sponsoring a daylong symposium designed to
explore the most critical issues programs face and design strategies to better meet the
Wednesday, November 12, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm needs of our rural clients. NLADA would like to thank the Legal Services Corporation
Rural Pre-Conference for its financial support in making this pre-conference possible. Pre-registration is
Elliott Bay Room encouraged but not required.
Advocates for low-income people living in isolated, rural communities face numerous Melissa Pershing, Legal Services Corporation; Don Saunders, National Legal Aid &
challenges in providing effective legal assistance to their clients. Many legal aid Defender Association; Randi Roth, Farmers’ Legal Action Group
Conference Agenda s Wednesday
Wednesday, November 12, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Wednesday, November 12, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
New Executive Director Training Orientation for First-time Conference Attendees
Adams Room Grand Crescent Room
Program continues. Please see previous description. At this brief session, you will meet NLADA staff who will walk you through the confer-
ence agenda and provide tips on how to get the most out of the conference.
Wednesday, November 12, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
NLADA’s Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, November 12, 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Vashon Ballroom Room Meeting of the Members
Grand 3 Ballroom
Wednesday, November 12, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm NLADA program and individual members are urged to participate in the Annual
Defender Training Section Meeting and Education on Meeting of the Members.
Providing Persuasive Feedback to Litigators and Staff
Orcas Room Wednesday, November 12, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
This annual gathering of defender trainers will have two components: meeting and Opening Assembly
education. The education portion will be presented by David Cruickshank. He will Grand 3 Ballroom
speak about the principles of persuasive, corrective and supportive feedback and ideas Join us as the NLADA community officially joins and becomes United in the Promise of
on developing a two-hour session to teach the skills to supervisors and trainers when Justice to open the 2003 Annual Conference. Participants will receive a generous
participants return to work. The meeting will be a roundtable with each participant Seattle welcome by Keynote speaker Chief Justice Gerry Alexander of the Washington
describing training in their program, especially something creative being done, and the State Supreme Court; Herb Garten, LSC Corporation board member; Conference
problems they face. The group will offer ideas on solving the problems verbalized. The Committee Chair Toby Rothschild; Host Committee Co-Chairs Bob Brouchowitz and
meeting will also look at suggestions to the NLADA Training Standards Commentary. Scott Smith; NLADA Board Chair Jean Faria; NLADA President & CEO Clint Lyons; and
Ed Monahan, Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy; Cait Clarke, National Legal Aid other invited guests.
& Defender Association; David Cruickshank, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison,
New York Following the Opening Assembly, A Fiddler on the Courthouse Roof?
Could legal aid services have anything in common with a besieged shtetl? Tevye tries
Wednesday, November 12, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
to hold together the Equal Justice Center in Anatevka, Washington despite the ill
TIG Affinity Group
health of IENTA, and struggles with his three daughters when they flout tradition by
taking up with public defenders, techies, and big Seattle firms! Originally presented at
This session will provide updates on the status of TIG grants of interest to the entire
the 8th Annual Washington State Access to Justice Conference in June 2003, Fiddler
community – The National Technology Assistance Project, Introduction of the New
on the Courthouse Roof has been acclaimed as the best (so far) of the notorious
Circuit Riders, a Preview of the 2003 TIG conference and distribution of an Updated
Washington ATJ musical skits. This all-star cast has the most important legal figures in
Appendix, reflecting this years funding, to the “Using Technology Innovations to
Washington State cavorting for your amusement. Don’t miss it!
Strengthen the Delivery Systems of State Justice Communities” Report issued last
Presented by the Moderately Talented (Yet Plucky) Repertory Theatre of Justice
year. The session will then break out into individual groups including: Statewide Web
Site Evaluation training, Document Assembly (HotDocs) and others. Wednesday, November 12, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Joyce Raby, Legal Services Corporation; Jennifer Bateman, Legal Services Corporation; Opening Reception
Glenn Rawdon, Legal Services Corporation
Grand 1 & 2 Ballroom
This reception provides an ideal opportunity to see old friends, meet new ones and
Wednesday, November 12, 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Conference Registration Opens network with your colleagues. Please make plans to join us.
Wednesday, November 12, 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Conference Agenda s Thursday
Thursday, November 13, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm effective legal representation for indigent defendants is being achieved. Sponsored by
Conference Registration the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants.
Ballroom Foyer L. Jonathan Ross, Wiggin & Nourie, PA; Jean Faria, The Public Defender for the
CLE credentialing starts at noon. Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana; Cynthia Jones, American University,
Washington College of Law
Thursday, November 13, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Exhibitor Showcase Thursday, November 13, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Ballroom Foyer Best Practices in Serving Limited English Proficiency
Thursday, November 13, 7:30 am Grand Crescent Room
Conference Breakfast This session will present best practices developed in both the civil and defender com-
Ballroom Foyer munities for serving limited English proficiency clients. Resources for identifying need
and for better serving clients with limited English proficiency, budgeting to make it
Thursday, November 13, 8:30 am to 10:00 am happen, training materials and ideas will be shared by a variety of presenters.
Civil Caucus Panelists will discuss expected guidance from LSC on language access.
Fifth Avenue Room Lillian Moy, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York; Paul Uyehara, Community
As we prepare for tomorrow’s Civil Track, Navigating the Crossroads of Change, Legal Services; Leonard E. Noisette, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem;
Martha Coven, from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, will address the Patricia M. Hanrahan, Legal Services Corporation; Jay W. Stansell, Federal Public
impact of congressional action and federal and state budgetary developments on Defender for Western District of Washington
future advocacy efforts and on clients’ rights. Her presentation will be followed by an
interactive discussion. The caucus will also feature national updates of general inter- Thursday, November 13, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
est to the civil legal aid community. Community Economic Development: Uniting Urban
Don Saunders, National Legal Aid & Defender Association; Martha Coven, Center on Resources and Rural Needs
Budget and Policy Priorities; Michael D. McKay, McKay and Chadwell, PLLC, LSC Board St. Helens Room
Member Is CED just an urban need? This interactive roundtable discussion will focus on how
some legal aid providers are working with rural nonprofit community groups to offer
Thursday, November 13, 8:30 am to 10:00 am urban pro bono resources for organizational capacity-building. Learn how equal justice
Defender Caucus advocates can work with pro bono volunteers to effectively promote economic bene-
Vashon Ballroom fits to low-wealth communities in rural areas.
This is the one occasion for all defenders at the Annual Conference to caucus together Guy Lescault, A Business Commitment; Katie Ludwig, Perkins, Coie; Phyllis Holmen,
on matters of shared interest. It will start with a national update, including information Georgia Legal Services Program; Kathleen Hopkins, ABA Business Law Section Pro
about congressional legislation authorizing student loan repayment for public defend- Bono Committee
ers, and the fast-tracking of comprehensive new innocence legislation to expand
inmate access to post-conviction DNA testing and to encourage states to improve their Thursday, November 13, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm C
death penalty defense systems. It will introduce a new national Blue Ribbon Community Justice Leadership: Part I
Commission designed to research the problems with indigent defense in America and Cascade IC Room
propose reforms, including legislation – the first comprehensive initiative of its kind in This highly interactive and experiential session will help lawyers and other advocates
almost three decades. A key part of initiating this reform process will be for commission identify and cultivate the core competencies of leadership, including building workable
representatives to hear views from the Defender Caucus about how the commission’s unity and partnerships and understanding power and difference in developing strategic
work could be of the greatest practical value to defenders in the field. approaches to better serve clients. Designed for civil justice advocates at all levels of
their professional development, the session will train participants to see themselves as
“community justice leaders” in the various spheres in which they operate. The session
Thursday, November 13, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm D
Are We Keeping the Promise? A Hearing on the Right to will include practical, applied exercises to help participants cultivate leadership skills to
Counsel 40 Years After Gideon v.Wainwright support their policy and programmatic agendas.
Camille Holmes, NLADA/CLASP Project for the Future of Equal Justice; Jo-Ann Wallace,
National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Please join us for a special ABA hearing held in honor of the 40th anniversary of the
Supreme Court’s decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. A distinguished panel will hear
testimony from witnesses in various states to examine whether Gideon’s promise of
Joint Civil & Defender Track – J Defender Track – D Civil Track – C Client Leadership Track – L
Thursday, November 13, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm of legal services, both during the reconfiguration process and beyond.
Do You Need a Communications Director? Cheryl Zalenski, American Bar Association Center for Pro Bono; Jesse Gaines, Legal Aid
Adams Room of NorthWest Texas; Marilyn McNamara, Legal Advice and Referral Center; George
Does your office need a communications director? Two dynamic leaders in the legal Hausen, Legal Aid of North Carolina
aid and defender communities reply with a resounding “yes!” and discuss how pros
get media attention for their programs. The results: educating and informing the pub- Thursday, November 13, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
lic, fundraising and garnering political support. Join us for this interactive session. Roadmap to Technology:An Executive Director’s Guide to
Elizabeth Arledge, National Legal Aid & Defender Association; Wilhelm Joseph, Legal Integrating Technology
Aid Bureau of Maryland; Danny Greenberg, The Legal Aid Society of New York City; Whidbey Room
Patricia Bath, The Legal Aid Society of New York City; Joe Surkiewicz, Legal Aid Executive directors and other legal aid managers and administrators seldom have a
Bureau of Maryland full understanding of the technologies and technology projects they are increasingly
called upon to manage and integrate into their programs. A panel of seasoned direc-
Thursday, November 13, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm tors and managers will share their experiences, lessons and revelations.
Education and Civil Rights: Emerging Opportunities Bruce Iwasaki, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Teresa Cosby, South Carolina
Blakely Room Centers for Equal Justice; Neil Dudovitz, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles;
Racial disproportionality in public education is noted in many cultural communities and Klaus Sitte, Montana Legal Services Association; Ayn Crawley, Maryland Legal
seems particularly significant in Native and African-American communities. This ses- Assistance Network(moderator)
sion will explore advocacy tools, methods and relationships that are currently being
used to attack this disturbing problem in the Northwest. Thursday, November 13, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm L
Michele Jones, Columbia Legal Services; Annie Lee, TeamChild; Thaddeus Martin, Tapping the Leader Within: Enhancing Client Board
Gordon Thomas Honeywell; Sheryl Scott, Port Gamble S\Klallam Tribe; John Purbaugh, Member Leadership Skills
Northwest Justice Project; John Sledd, Columbia Legal Services Olympic Room
The NLADA Client Policy Group and the design committee for the Client Track are
Thursday, November 13, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm preparing a series of sessions geared to meet the needs of conference participants
Is It Me? Understanding Personality Disorders who serve as client board members of civil legal aid programs, or who are client advo-
Cascade IA Room cates in their local communities.
The ability to work with our clients and/or their families effectively is a requirement Divine Pryor, Association for Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Inc.; Cynthia
for quality representation. Those suffering from personality disorders can make this Works, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
seem impossible. Although miraculous treatments are not available, sometimes just
understanding the features and identifying them can change the way you work with Thursday, November 13, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
this population. This session will provide a basic introduction of each disorder, its fea- Uniting Financial Support with the Newest Tools and Web
tures and effective intervention techniques. Site Trends for Relationship Building
Lori James-Monroe, L.Y. James & Associates, Inc. Baker Room
This session explores much of the current research regarding online non-profit relation-
Thursday, November 13, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm ship building tools for fundraising. These include e-mail, on-line tools, Web site tools
Managing the Rising Costs of Health Insurance and others. The session promises to be an up-to-date interactive walk through the
Stuart Room various Application Service Provider models. Come learn how to cut through the hype
This session will share the creative approaches some states and legal assistance pro- and explain what does and does not work. Actual examples of breakthrough usage
grams have developed to manage rising health insurance costs. A health insurance and results within this exciting new arena will be illustrated.
benefits expert will provide commentary and suggestions. Chip Muston, eTapestry
Patricia Pap, Management Information Exchange; Robert Sable, Greater Boston Legal
Services; Sean P. Corry, Sprague Israel Giles, Inc. Thursday, November 13, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Updates in Pro Se and Court Collaborations
Thursday, November 13, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Orcas Room
Reconfiguration and State Planning: Making Pro Bono a This session will update participants on the latest developments in pro se innovation,
Priority with particular focus on the courts, including the areas in which civil and criminal inter-
Cascade IB Room sect. Other areas to be included will be expungement, the establishment of lawyer-
While dealing with the various consequences of mergers and reconfigurations within assisted pro se programs, emerging research, the newest technology, the latest fund-
staffed legal aid programs, focus often shifts away from pro bono efforts. This ses- ing techniques and opportunities and information sharing opportunities. We will also
sion will explore how to address pro bono and involve the private bar in the delivery discuss the vexing increase in criminal pro se.
Conference Agenda s Thursday
Richard Zorza, Zorza Associates; Bonnie Rose Hough, Center for Families and Children, Andreu, New York State Defenders Association; Darryl King, Client Advisory Board,
California Judicial Council; Susan Ledray, Hennepin County District Court; Michael Blau, New York State Defenders Association; Jonathan E. Gradess, New York State
Legal Services of South Central Michigan Defenders Association
Thursday, November 13, 12:00 pm to 1:30pm Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Leadership & Diversity Luncheon:Where Do We Go Aggressive Advocacy Despite Restrictions
From Here? Cascade IB Room
Fifth Avenue Room This interactive session will give panelists and audience members a chance to discuss
This special luncheon is a follow-up panel to a presentation discussion on the U.S. effective advocacy strategies under the LSC restrictions — successes and limitations
Supreme Court argument in the case of Grutter v. Bollinger, which challenged the use — and will also discuss appropriate challenges to the restrictions. Panel includes
of affirmative action in the admissions process at the University of Michigan School of directors of programs participating as parties and amicus in Dobbins v. LSC.
Law. Please join us for a discussion on the ruling and the impact the decision will have David Udell, Brennan Center for Justice; Andrew Scherer, Legal Services For New York
on both the legal community and our country. Viewpoints from all areas of the law City; Chip Gray, South Brooklyn Legal Services; Bruce Iwasaki, Legal Aid Foundation of
— legal aid, public defense, the judiciary, academia and the organized bar — will Los Angeles; Linda Perle, Center for Law & Social Policy
be provided. Tickets for the box lunch are $17.
Carlos J. Martinez, Miami-Dade County Public Defender Office; Gregory Berry, Howard Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm D
University School of Law; Michele Jones, Columbia Legal Services; Godfrey Joseph Are We Keeping the Promise? Follow-up Session
Dillard, Citizens for Affirmative Action’s Preservation; Lindsay Thompson, Washington Vashon II Room
State Bar Association Bar News; Annie Lee, TeamChild; Cynthia Works, National Legal This session is a continuation of the special ABA hearing on the 40th anniversary of
Aid & Defender Association; Lillian Johnson, Community Legal Services, Inc.; Lillian the Supreme Court’s decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. Panelists will continue their
Moy, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York; conversation with the group.
L. Jonathan Ross, Wiggin & Nourie, PA; Jean Faria, The Public Defender for the
Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana; Cynthia Jones, American University,
New Developments in Community Lawyering
Washington College of Law
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Join us for these special sessions. Advocates across the justice system are using
community problem solving approaches to empower clients, address the root causes Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm D
of systemic community problems and build lasting partnerships that allow advocates Bringing Argersinger To Life in Misdemeanor Courts: How
to increase their efficacy with and on behalf of client communities. These back-to- Defenders Can Address the Systemic Failure to Provide
back sessions will discuss community problem solving in the defender and legal aid Lawyers in Misdemeanor Cases
contexts as well as the development of a national consortium on community prob- Orcas Room
lem solving. Despite the clear holdings of Argersinger and Alabama v. Shelton, thousands of peo-
• Building a National Consortium on Community Problem Solving, Engaging ple plead guilty and have probation revoked without counsel in misdemeanor cases
Community Kids and Exploring Ethics—page 19 every year. This session will report on a Soros Senior Fellow’s efforts to provide coun-
• Moving Beyond Access: How Community Problem Solving Can Help Achieve sel in Washington and discuss ways defenders can obtain relief for individual clients
Significant Outcomes for Our Clients—page 21 and accomplish systemic reform.
Robert Boruchowitz, The Defender Association
Thursday, November 13, 1:30 am to 3:00 pm
NLADA Latino Advocates Section Meeting Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm L
Crown Suite, #4050, 40th floor of the South Tower Communication Skills for Client Advocates and
Vashon I Room
Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm L This session is designed to enhance communication skills and build confidence for the
A Client-Centered Process for Public Defense Reform client representatives. Through the use of role-play and other small group exercises,
Olympic Room participants will learn useful techniques for more effective participation on boards,
During this session, panelists will discuss how they are working to establish a client committees and other community forums.
role in the oversight of public defense services. The panelists will explore options Lillian O. Johnson, Community Legal Services; Lillian Moy, Legal Aid Society of
including fact-finding hearings and town meetings in the client community, client driv- Northern New York; David Fraley, Community Legal Services
en performance standards and community-based efforts in support of an Independent
Public Defense Commission and Defender Clients Council.
Marion Hathway, Client Advisory Board, New York State Defenders Association; Karla
Joint Civil & Defender Track – J Defender Track – D Civil Track – C Client Leadership Track – L
Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm L lawyering strategies that involve legal aid lawyers, defenders, prosecutors, judges,
Criminal Records Basics:The Collateral Consequences of academics and practitioners. The effort is supported by the Open Society Institute and
Criminal Proceedings is gaining momentum. Speakers will also present creative community outreach ideas
St. Helens Room for children. Defenders from Las Vegas will ‘storytell’ about their rewarding work part-
Over 28% of all adults in the US have a criminal record, which results in significant nering with kids. The discussion will then shift to explore the ethical boundaries that
collateral consequences and disabilities. Certain convictions can lead to immediate face defenders and legal aid practitioners face in these community lawyering practices.
eviction, termination of employment, loss of benefits, or deportation. Conversely, Cait Clarke, National Defender Leadership Institute of NLADA; James Neuhard, State
complications such as a loss of benefits, a job or a home often serve as the catalyst Appellate Defender Office of Michigan; McGregor Smyth, The Bronx Defenders; David
for entry into the criminal justice system. This session will outline the scope of the Gibson, Clark County (Las Vegas) Nevada Public Defender’s Office; Robert Miller, Clark
problem and offer some suggestions for community action. County (Las Vegas) Nevada Public Defender’s Office
McGregor Smyth, The Bronx Defenders; Peter Markowitz, The Bronx Defenders; Maya
Grosz, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem; Cynthia Works, National Legal Aid & Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Defender Association Pro Bono Policy:Analysis and Update
Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm D Can pro bono policy initiatives increase lawyers’ participation in pro bono service?
Effective Methods for Preparing and Developing Scientific This program will explore the impact of pro bono reporting, ABA Model Rule 6.1 and
Experts in a Criminal Case CLE credits to examine how to expand pro bono participation. An update on policy
Blakely Room initiatives around the country will also be provided.
This session will focus on how to best prepare and present scientific evidence through Steve Scudder, American Bar Association; Joan Fairbanks, Washington State Bar
Association; Susan M. Erlichman, Maryland Legal Services Corporation
experts. A portion of the session will be devoted to locating and developing experts as
well as to training lawyers to learn the science.
Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Jennifer Friedman, Los Angeles County Public Defender
Profiles of the Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Seattle License
and Vehicle Recovery Project
Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
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Evaluating Technology: For Your Funder and For Yourself
This session presents unique opportunities for legal aid and pro bono attorneys, as
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well as public defenders, to unite in restoring drivers licenses and recovering impound-
This session will review the materials the Management Information Exchange (MIE)
ed vehicles for low-income persons. Collaborative relationships, direct representation,
developed with an LSC-TIG grant to evaluate the effectiveness of attorney and client
self-help clinics and the ethical issues involved in utilizing pro se advice and pro bono
focused Web sites, video conferencing projects and legal work stations. LSC will also
attorneys will be featured.
review its expectations for TIG grantees to satisfy evaluation requirements for their
Barbara Corkrey, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Dave Pifer, Legal Action of
projects. Wisconsin, Inc.; Lisa Dagaard, Seattle-King County Defender Association; Mary
John A. Tull, John A. Tull & Associates; Joan Kleinberg, Northwest Justice Project;
Wolney, Seattle-King County Defender Association; Julia Clarke, Perkins Cole, LLP
Michael Gez, Legal Services Corporation; Jennifer Bateman, Legal Services Corporation
Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Report on the Case Management Software Review
Innovations in Civil Legal Aid
LSC funded through the 2001 TIG grant round an industry-wide review of case man-
The best new ideas of 2003 in client advocacy, technology, supervision and manage-
agement software currently in use and available to the legal aid community. The
ment will be highlighted at this session. Several of our colleagues in civil legal aid will
results of this review will be presented to the community for the first time at this ses-
discuss their innovations. Additional ideas will be featured in the Innovation book
sion, where hard copies of the report will be distributed.
handed out at the session. Joyce Raby, Legal Services Corporation; Ray Bollinger, Legal Aid of East Tennessee;
Monica Holman, Legal Services Corporation/Office of Program Performance; Patricia
Colleen Cotter, Bloomington, IN
Pap, Management Information Exchange; Jan Allen May, AARP
Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Thursday, November 13, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm State Funding Roundtable: Retaining and Increasing State
New Developments in Community Lawyering: Building a Legislative Funding in Tough Times
National Consortium, Engaging Community Kids and
Exploring Ethics The 2003 legislative session was difficult because of economic problems; 2004 will
Cascade IC Room most likely be worse. However, legal services advocates in most states, through skill
Learn about the effort to build a national consortium around community-oriented and hard work, managed to preserve much of their current funding and, in eight
Conference Agenda s Thursday
states, to increase resources. This session will feature a dialogue among advocates about developments at the national and state levels, including a review of the major
who succeeded in getting new money or saving current funding in 2003, focusing on findings of the ABA Commission on Loan Repayment and Forgiveness, the operations
useful lessons for the 2004 session and beyond. Please come prepared to share your of The Florida Bar Foundation’s and the Bay Area Legal Aid’s LRAP programs and
state’s successes, issues, problems, etc. emerging efforts in Washington State. Come prepared to learn, question and share
Meredith McBurney, American Bar Association Project to Expand Resources for Legal your experiences regarding this issue of critical importance to our community.
Services; Lonnie Powers, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation; Jay J. Wood, Jane Curran, The Florida Bar Foundation; Ramon Arias, Bay Area Legal Aid; Diane
Missouri Legal Services Support Center; Jamie Odle Hamon; Kentucky Access to Justice Kutzko, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants; Dwight
Foundation Williams, Washington State Bar Association’s Student Loan Crisis Task Force
Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm D
NLADA Section on Advocacy & Support: State and
Management Models for Building Immigration Expertise in
National Support Meeting
Crown Suite, #4050, 40th floor of the South Tower
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Join us for a discussion of current issues related to organizations that provide legal
Creating collaborative approaches to the increasing overlap between criminal convic-
services at a state or national level.
tions and immigration consequences that result in deportation of non-citizen defen-
dants is essential to providing competent counsel under today’s standards. This ses-
Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Building a Coalition: Grassroots Indigent Defense Reform sion will focus on several models developed by indigent defender programs and immi-
gration experts and explore alternatives that might suit your program’s needs for
This session will address how to build a statewide coalition. Participants will work on immigration law resources, training, mentoring and co-counseling.
Xavier Velasco, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender; Bob Boruchowitz,
a case study of how to build the coalition and ways to build momentum and keep the
Washington Defender Association; Ann Benson, Washington Defender Association;
coalition going. Presenters will focus on public awareness campaigns, targeting key Graciela Martinez, Los Angeles Public Defender Office; Katherine Bradey, Immigrant Legal
audiences, working with diverse groups and how to get the attention of legislators. Resource Center; Lisa Palumbo, The Legal Aid Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago; Lory
We show participants how to use a Web site, a media kit and other materials as part Diana Rosenberg, National Legal Aid & Defender Association (moderator)
of an awareness campaign. The session will give special attention to our VIDC Report
Card and how other states can use this as an important tool in bringing about reform. Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm D
This session will be interactive and will give participants practical steps to follow in Making the Most of the "No Exceptions" Campaign to
developing their own coalition. Raise Local Support for Well-funded Quality Defense
Betsy Edwards, Virginia Indigent Defense Coalition; Richard Goemann, Virginia Indigent Programs
The process of effecting public policy requires persistence and targeted communication
Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
strategies. In 2003, with support from the Open Society Institute, NLADA, along with
Future of Technology in Legal Services
the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
and others, launched the “No Exceptions” public awareness campaign to mark the
Drawing from some of the important issues facing legal aid, like limited English profi-
40th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright. Relying on the ABA Ten Principles of a
ciency clients, neighborhood advocacy, limited access to the courts and managing and
Public Defense Delivery System, the campaign calls on every state to provide compe-
sharing data, this session will present forward-thinking technologies that, if appropri-
tent counsel. Come and learn first-hand about the powerful communication tools and
ately designed, could address these issues. Highlighted technologies include: GIS map-
practical tactics to support public defense reform in your community.
ping, Hotdocs, XML, E-filing and others.
Jo-Ann Wallace, National Legal Aid & Defender Association; Ellen Berz, Milwaukee
Glenn Rawdon, Legal Services Corporation; Jon Asher, Colorado Legal Services; Karin
Public Defender Office; Stacy Mayuga, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Wang, Asian Pacific American Legal Center; Robert Cohen, Legal Aid Society of Orange
County; Hugh Calkins, Pine Tree Legal Assistance; Gabrielle Hammond, National
Technology Assistance Project, Legal Aid Society of Orange County (moderator) Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm D
Measuring for Success: Effective Outcome Measures &
Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Performance Based Budgeting
Loan Repayment Assistance Programs: Paving the Way to Vashon II Room
Public Service The hottest trend in organizational theory is “outcome-based” management. Many
Adams Room state and local governments have followed the lead of the Federal Government
Loan repayment assistance programs (“LRAPS”) have emerged as an important Performance and Results Act (GPRA) in requiring agencies to report outcome data
approach to addressing educational debt burden faced by law graduates interested in that reflects the impact of what the organization has done during the budget process.
pursuing public interest legal careers. This session will provide an opportunity to learn The move toward outcome-based management can reap positive rewards for public
Joint Civil & Defender Track – J Defender Track – D Civil Track – C Client Leadership Track – L
defense providers, though as a community we tend to be behind the curve on data Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm D
collection generally. Historically, funding authorities have viewed budgets for defense The Ethical and Psychological Dimensions of Judicial
organizations from a strictly “cost” perspective. That is, the less money spent, the Recusal: Perspectives of Judges and Litigators
more money saved either for tax-payers or other spending priorities. The outcome Fifth Avenue Room
measure movement affords indigent defense managers the opportunity to define how The session will address the ethical aspects of judicial recusal, such as the litigator’s
“success” should be defined and change the historical disadvantages suffered during ethical duty to investigate potential bases for disqualifying the assigned judge; request
the budget process. judicial disclosure of potential recusal information from the court; seek a judicial dis-
David Carroll, National Legal Aid & Defender Association; David Meyer, Institute of qualification when appropriate; and appeal, when appropriate, the judge’s denial of
Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Sciences the recusal motion. The session will also look at judge’s ethical duty to remain on the
case unless required to self-recuse; disclose to the parties information relevant to a
Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm potential judicial disqualification; disclose information to the parties that the parties
Military Legal Assistance: Resources for Clients with a may believe relevant to judicial disqualification, even though the judge believes the
Military Connection grounds for recusal are without merit; provide information concerning potential basis
Stuart Room for recusal when requested by the parties; and provide a full and fair hearing on any
This session highlights sources of free legal services for legal aid clients with a “mili- judicial recusal motion. The session also focuses on psychological barriers that
tary connection.” Services include advice and document preparation on estate plan- impede the proper functioning of the judicial recusal procedures.
ning, consumer law, income taxes, family law, child support and landlord-tenant dis- J. Vincent Aprile, II, Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Mahan, PSC
putes. Part of the discussion will also include tips on how to find and leverage these
resources and legal assistance Web sites. Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Steve Lynch, Legal Assistance Office, US Coast Guard The Federal Private Money Restriction:The Big Picture
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Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm C This session will give the panel and audience an opportunity to discuss a range of top-
Moving Beyond Access: How Community-based Problem ics including problems imposed by the LSC private money restriction on state justice
Solving Can Help Achieve Significant Outcomes for Our system actors including low-income people, legal aid programs, foundations and
Clients courts; current initiatives to correct the problems through public education, coalition
Cascade IC Room building, lobbying and litigation; and treatment of private money in other public-pri-
This session will explore examples from rural, urban, and statewide programs working vate settings, including faith based contexts.
directly with communities, building partnerships to achieve community-defined suc- David Udell, Brennan Center for Justice; Andrew Scherer, Legal Services for New York
cesses. Panelists will discuss a range of options of supporting community problem City; Chip Gray, South Brooklyn Legal Services; Robert Raben, The Raben Group; Bruce
solving approaches in your program whether you are looking to take small steps Iwasaki, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
towards incorporating these approaches or to transform your office structure.
Teresa Cosby, The South Carolina Centers for Equal Justice; Martha Bergmark, Mississippi Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm C
Center for Justice, Steve Xanthopoulos, West Tennessee Legal Services; Ross Dolloff, The Impact of Congressional and Budgetary Developments
Neighborhood Legal Services, Lynn, Massachusetts, Aurora Vasquez, The Advancement on the Future of Advocacy and Client Rights
Project; Camille Holmes, NLADA/CLASP Project for the Future of Equal Justice Baker Room
Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm L The 108th Congress is making significant program, budgetary and tax decisions that
New Initiatives in Community Education and Client directly affect the legal rights and interests of low-income persons and families. These
Empowerment include reauthorizations of and funding for TANF, child care, Head Start, Workforce
St. Helens Room Investment Act, adult education, Higher Education Act, special education, vocational
This session will provide an opportunity for clients, community group representatives education, Medicare prescription drugs, Medicaid, federal housing programs and oth-
and legal aid office staff to learn about a variety of new community education and ers. Tax decisions such as the child tax credit also directly affect low-income parents.
empowerment initiatives. The session will discuss how to put together a legal rights This session will follow up on the Civil Caucus presentation on these Congressional
fair that can best showcase client services and client empowerment initiatives. It will developments, focusing specifically on the impact they will have on the legal repre-
feature a video on predatory lending specifically designed to provide effective commu- sentation of our clients. The session will explore what existing rights and entitlements
nity education for the client community in this significant problem area. The session will be significantly changed, how other programmatic changes will affect what legal
will also focus on a variety of effective community education initiatives implemented strategies are available and what changes legal aid programs will have to make to
by the staff of the Northwest Justice Project. ensure high-quality representation for their clients.
Jan Allen May, AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly; Hong Tran, Northwest Justice Alan Houseman, Center for Law and Social Policy; Martha Coven, Center on Budget
Project; Sheryl Rosensky Miller, AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s Volunteer and Policy Priorities; Charles Wynder, Legal Services of Eastern Virginia; Catherine Carr,
Lawyers Project Community Legal Services; Tom Matsuda, Legal Services of Oregon
Conference Agenda s Thursday
Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Moderated by Ed Monahan of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy; Ed
Using Technology to Focus on Client Access: Pro Se Burnette of Cook County Public Defenders Office; and Susan Storey of Connecticut
Applications and Access to Justice Technology Bill of Public Defenders Office.
Grand Crescent Room The Unified Legal Services System - A Case Management Roundtable Discussion: This
Technology innovations sound great, but can clients use them? This session high- forum provides legal aid and public defender executive directors, managers and attor-
lights the trends in technology use by clients and maps a successful framework for neys with an opportunity to learn about case management developments and trends.
justice communities to consider when designing such applications. This session also The presenters will address the benefits of implementing a unified legal services sys-
highlights working pro se innovations that clients now use and other models being tem, including centralized intake, transferring cases to other programs, grant manage-
developed. ment, connecting with pro bono attorneys, tracking supporting and fundraising activi-
Donald Horowitz, Access to Justice Technology Bill of Rights; Robert Cohen, Legal Aid ties and managing change.
Society of Orange County; Jennifer Bateman, Legal Services Corporation; Glenn Moderated by Matt Ryan of Legal Files Software, Inc. and Lewis Kinard of RealLegal
Rawdon, Legal Services Corporation; Gabrielle Hammond, National Technology
Assistance Project of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (moderator) Thursday, November 13, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Client Policy Group Reception
Westin Suite 4057, 40th Floor of the South Tower
Thursday, November 13, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm L
Working Smarter With Information Technology
Thursday, November 13, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Seattle Host Committee Reception at the Seattle Space
This hands-on session is designed to enable computer users with beginner and inter-
mediate level skills to work more productively with existing computing and Internet
Seattle Space Needle
technologies. Some of the topics to be covered include: what to look for when pur-
All are invited to a casual reception at the world renowned Seattle Space Needle,
chasing a personal computer; working smarter with e-mail; using your computer to
hosted by the Seattle Host Committee. Come enjoy the great food, superb company
manage your documents; working smarter with personal contact information; manag-
and amazing Seattle views from the Space Needle that will be open exclusively to
ing software; working smarter with PowerPoint presentations; and introduction to
the conference attendees.
Web site creation, design and maintenance.
Gregory Berry, Howard University School of Law; Cynthia Works, National Legal Aid &
Defender Association Thursday, November 13, 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm
NLADA Dance Party at the Seattle Space Needle
Thursday, November 13, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Seattle Space Needle
Conference Affinity Groups Continue into the night, dancing with your favorite friends and colleagues. All are
Grand Crescent Room welcome!
Sharing information and developing support networks among colleagues is key to
building capacity in the civil legal assistance and public defense communities. Three
affinity groups will meet during this time block. Join them in discussions critical to
your work or if you would like to convene your own affinity group, schedule your
meeting during this time, and advance your work agenda!
Consultant Roundtable: This meeting of consultants working with civil legal aid is
intended to: 1) Allow consultants to meet each other and exchange information
about their experiences as consultants; 2) Offer those interested in becoming a con-
sultant an opportunity to hear what consulting (at least in civil legal aid) is all about.
Moderated by John B. Arango of New Mexico Legal Aid.
The Role of the Deputy to the Chief Defender: Deputies of state and large county
defender programs fill an important leadership position in defender organizations.
Deputies are invited to gather for a roundtable discussion of their duties and responsi-
bilities, the nature of their leadership role, how they support the chief defender, the
skills they need to succeed (e.g., problem solving, project implementation, conflict
management, implementing changes, making decisions, creating public value) and
mistakes to avoid as a deputy.
Conference Agenda s Friday
Friday, November 14, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Friday, November 14, 8:30 am to 10:00 am C
Conference Registration Civil Track Plenary: Navigating the Crossroads of Change:
Ballroom Foyer Where Do We Go from Here?
Fifth Avenue Room
Friday, November 14, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm The converging forces of political, economic and demographic change challenge the
Exhibitor Showcase civil equal justice community to find new ways to think about what we do, raising
Ballroom Foyer many difficult questions: What are the implications of these changes for our clients
and for the delivery of civil legal assistance to them? How can we most effectively
Friday, November 14, 7:30 am respond to the difficulties they raise and take advantage of the opportunities they
Conference Breakfast offer? Are there new roles for civil legal assistance to play? Has our mission
Ballroom Foyer changed? What new partnerships can we build to expand justice for low-income peo-
ple? Perhaps most importantly, how do we develop new leaders to carry the torch of
Friday, November 14, 7:30 am to 8:30 am equal justice forward?
NLADA’s Technology Section Meeting
Cascade 1A Room Opening the day-long Civil Track—a series of sessions considering different aspects of
these questions in depth—this plenary takes a “big picture” approach, presenting
Friday, November 14, 7:30 am to 8:30 am and exploring visions of the future to guide and inspire us as we navigate the cross-
Roundtable for Organizations Engaged in LSC-Restricted
roads of change. In a dynamic discussion, a diverse group of panelists will consider a
wide-ranging set of questions about the challenges and opportunities they see ahead,
and share the values and beliefs about the mission of legal aid that underlie their
A lightly facilitated gathering to exchange current ideas, challenges and trends.
approaches to work.
Friday, November 14, 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Panelists represent a broad range of experience, background and perspectives, includ-
Pro Bono Breakfast Roundtable
ing advocates whose involvement dates back to the beginning of the modern legal
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services movement, current leaders, and younger advocates who bring fresh
Come join legal aid advocates from around the country to participate in a lively discus-
approaches and new ideas to the community. Their diverse views will stimulate, chal-
sion, over a hot breakfast, about pro bono. Learn about new pro bono policy devel-
lenge and inspire you as they share their views about what we should be seeking to
opments, trends in pro bono delivery and share your recent successes with others.
Dina Merrell, American Bar Association Center for Pro Bono; Steven B. Scudder, ABA
accomplish in our work and how we should go about it.
Danny Greenberg, Legal Aid Society of New York City (Moderator); Michele
Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service
Benedetto, Legal Aid Society of San Diego; Gordon Bonnyman, Tennessee Justice
Center; Greg Dallaire, LAW Fund of Washington; Lillian O. Johnson, Community Legal
Friday, November 14, 7:30 am to 8:30 am Services; Michele Jones, Columbia Legal Services; Amy Kraatz, Northwest Immigrant
Take Your Passion Abroad: The ABA CEELI Program Rights Project; Tana Lin, Michigan Poverty Law Program; Betty Balli Torres, Texas
Breakfast Roundtable Equal Access to Justice Foundation; Aurora Vasquez, The Advancement Project; Charles
Orcas Room A. Wynder, Jr., Legal Services of Eastern Virginia; Rosita Stanley, NLADA Vice Chair
Have you ever dreamed of working abroad, either for a few months or a few years?
The American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Initiative (CEELI) may Friday, November 14, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
be just the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. CEELI makes available the legal Going Public with Public Defense: How the Gideon Story
expertise of American and European lawyers to assist emerging democracies in the and a Little Organization, Can Help Create a Powerful
former Soviet Union with the modification and restructuring of laws and legal sys- Outreach System for Your Defender Program
tems. CEELI has long-term and short-term opportunities for American lawyers with Vashon II Room
expertise in criminal defense, civil law, legal aid, courts, legal education and legisla- This program shows how Clarence Gideon’s powerful story can be used to create a
tion. Come hear first-hand accounts of the CEELI program by American lawyers who permanent speakers’ bureau that reaches the communities that public defender
have participated in this life-changing experience. offices of every size must rely upon for political and community support. All atten-
dees will receive a free video, materials and a checklist to help their public defender
program get started doing effective outreach today.
James McKay, Office of Chief Public Defender, Connecticut Division of Public Defender
Services; Gerard A. Smyth, Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services
Conference Agenda s Friday
Friday, November 14, 8:30 am to 10:00 am J DNA, death penalty, prison overcrowding, drug offenders, grand jury reform, white
Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System & collar crime, federal loan repayment assistance and a discussion of possible post-
Beyond Shelton legislative initiatives to consider.
Olympic Room Deborah DelPrete Sullivan, Office of the Connecticut Chief Public Defender; Ernie
Is my client competent to stand trial/criminally responsible? Is the “Mental Health Lewis, Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy; Robert C. Boruchowitz, The Defender
Court” a good option? And what about civil commitment? The problems encoun- Association; Kathryn Saltmarsh, Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender; Susan
tered by defense counsel (criminal & civil) in dealing with defendants with mental ill- Hendricks, The Legal Aid Society
ness are many. Attendees will learn how to make decisions in situations where sever-
al alternatives are available and where the “right answer” is not readily apparent. Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Panelists will include a criminal defense attorney, a mental health defense attorney “Fugitive” Disqualification for SSI and Other Benefits:
and a forensic psychologist. A Unified Response to the Crisis
Stan Goldman, Massachusetts Public Defenders; David Meyer, University of Southern Stuart Room
California Keck School of Medicine; Kenneth Muscatel, Seattle, Washington; Cynthia Statutory provisions make individuals ineligible for SSI, Food Stamps, TANF and veter-
Works, National Legal Aid & Defender Association ans benefits if they are in violation of probation or parole or are “fleeing to avoid
prosecution.” Legislation is pending to extend it to the much larger population receiv-
Friday, November 14, 8:30 am to 10:00 am ing Social Security. In the last two years an aggressive enforcement program has
Minimizing Immigration Consequences resulted in an overbroad application of this provision in the SSI program, targeting
Blakely Room those with severe mental impairments who have minor offenses from many years
Competent counsel who understand the impact of immigration status, crime-related ago. Over 100,000 mentally ill people have lost SSI and have been put at risk of
immigration consequences and relief from removal can make a critical difference for homelessness and sometimes even death. This session will explain the statutory pro-
their noncitizen clients in every phase of the proceedings, including custody, charge- visions and explore how legal aid and the criminal defense bar can challenge the ter-
bargaining, plea bargaining, negotiating dispositions and post-conviction actions. This mination of benefits and resolve the underlying criminal warrant.
session analyzes through creative case resolutions to after-the-fact interventions that Gerald McIntyre, National Senior Citizens Law Center
could prevent your client’s removal from the country.
Lory Rosenberg, National Legal Aid & Defender Association (moderator); Hilary Han, Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm C
Washington immigration attorney; Ann Benson, Washington Defender Association; 2004 Health Advocacy: Holding the Line
Peter Markowitz, Bronx Defender Association; Jay Stansell, Washington Federal Vashon I Room
Defender; Graciela Martinez, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office
Medicaid battles will continue: cuts, waivers, block grants are all expected. New state
programs for the uninsured, new advocacy programs, new language access efforts are
Friday, November 14, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
all on the horizon, but most of our efforts will go into defending what our clients have
Science and the Law
now. The session will focus on what advocates are doing and can expect to face in
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the year ahead.
In light of Daubert, the door is wide open as to the use of scientific evidence in crimi-
Larry Lavin, National Health Law Program; Janet Varon, Northwest Health Law
nal cases. The session objective is to provide the practitioner with a new sense of Advocates
confidence, a confidence to use scientific evidence as a weapon for the defense rather
than be intimidated by the area of science. Additional discussion will include the
Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm C
whole area of expert testimony, including the difficulty in finding our own experts, Civil Gideon: New Strategies for Expanding the Right to
trial preparation, and anticipating the prosecutor’s response. This will be an interac- Indigent Representation, Part I
tive presentation designed to assist all who attend develop strategies and techniques
to confront and use scientific evidence in their cases. Please be ready to share what This session features presentations on theories and approaches taken in specific cases
your needs are with regard to your practice. Particular emphasis will be given to learn- in which indigents seek appointed counsel to ensure their access to justice. The ses-
ing approaches to challenge results of police labs in drug cases and other forensic sion is a precursor to a session that follows which will explore local and national
matters. strategies for expanding right to counsel in depth. This session will cover the available
James Martorano, Legal Aid Society of New York City
jurisprudence, strategic concerns and developments in cases raising the right to coun-
sel in civil contexts.
Friday, November 14, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Deborah Perluss, Northwest Justice Project; Wilhelm Joseph, The Legal Aid Bureau of
The Hottest (and Worst) Legislative Trends
Maryland; Deborah Gardner, Public Justice Center, Baltimore Maryland; Lisa Brodoff,
Whidbey Room Seattle University School of Law; Raven Lidman, Seattle University School of Law;
This session will focus on recently enacted state legislation on issues including: record- Justice Earl Johnson, Jr., California Court of Appeals, District Two
ing of interrogations, innocence protection/preservation and post conviction testing of
Joint Civil & Defender Track – J Defender Track – D Civil Track – C Client Leadership Track – L
Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 noon C Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Developing New Leaders:To Whom Will We Pass the It May Not Be a Crime But It Could Cost You Your
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Developing a new and diverse cadre of next generation leaders is critical to the expan- This session will focus on understanding the implications of an allegation, charge,
sion of the equal justice movement. This session will discuss national and local initia- arrest or conviction on admissions to and evictions from private, public and subsidized
tives designed to equip young leaders with the skills and values needed to carry the housing, including the use of the “crime free” lease addendum. The necessity of col-
torch into the future. laborations between public defenders and legal aid attorneys will be highlighted.
Jo-Ann Wallace, National Legal Aid & Defender Association; Karen Lash, Equal Justice Merf Ehman, King County Bar Association Housing Justice Project; Jeffrey Kastner,
Works; Charles Wynder, Legal Services of Eastern Virginia; Grant Cope, Earthjustice Housing/Consumer Unit of Community Legal Services; Stan Silas, Community Legal
Services; Hong Tran, Northwest Justice Project
Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Hiring Public Defenders: How Public Defender Managers Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm C
Can Find, Identify and Hire Outstanding Law Graduates Maximizing Impact: Resource Allocation Between
Orcas Room Individual Cases and Community Advocacy
This session will help participants devise plans tailored to the particular needs of their Fifth Avenue Room
offices, to find, recruit and hire excellent law graduates and attorneys. It will also Boards and managers face difficult choices when allocating resources between individ-
help public defender managers recognize that having an intelligent, well-thought-out ual client representation and community advocacy. This session will discuss criteria
hiring program in the present, enables them to avoid many personnel problems in the they use in making decisions about resource allocation, as well as tools they employ
future. to evaluate impact.
Ira Mickenberg, New York Bonnie Allen, Just Neighbors Ministry, Inc.; Alex Gulotta, Legal Aid Justice Center; John
E. Schrider, Jr., Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Holistic Advocacy:The Teamwork Concept in Advocating
Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm C
for the Client with Dual Diagnoses More Than In Name Alone: Serving Sexual Assault and
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Join social workers and lawyers who work with the Legal Aid Society MICA Project in St Helens Room
New York City as they discuss their project. This interactive session evaluates the Civil legal assistance to domestic violence victims is well established in many legal aid
innovative uses of teams of lawyers and social workers to address the needs of its offices, but services to sexual assault survivors are still in their infancy. This session
criminal defense division clients who have both mental illness and chemical addic- will address their range of needs and how to remove the barriers to serving sexual
tions. The teams assist clients in resolving their legal cases and in coordinating social assault survivors, including staff training, intake and interview techniques, how to
service needs. work effectively with the sexual assault survivor as your client, model pamphlets and
Mary Anderson, The Legal Aid Society MICA Project/New York City; Melvin Kenny, The
educational materials and funding and partnership ideas.
Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division; Robert B. Miller, The Legal Aid Society
Jessica Mindlin, National Crime Victim Law Institute Center for Law and Public Policy
Criminal Defense Division; Liron B. Wolff, The Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense
on Sexual Violence; Julia Olsen, Legal Aid Services of Oregon; Daniela Letz, Sexual
Assault Resource Center
Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm C
How Will We Meet the Needs of Rural America?
Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm C
Program-Owned Evaluation, Part 1: Evaluation as an
This session will explore the overwhelming need for legal aid in rural areas, best prac-
Essential Component of Program Quality and Growth
tices that have been developed to begin to address that need and strategies to build
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the resources and capacity needed to deliver these services. The session will also dis-
This session—in conjunction with Part 2 of the same topic—will explore how suc-
cuss a proposal to strengthen the ability of rural advocates to provide more effective
cessful models of program-owned evaluation can advance program improvement and
remedies for their clients and to create a strong national voice on behalf of rural com-
growth, using tools identified in the California evaluation system, in the AARP-NLADA
Stephen Carpenter, Farmers’ Legal Action Group; Claire Parins, Illinois Technology
program-owned evaluation initiative and in MIE’s Technology Evaluation Project (TEP).
Center for Law and the Public Interest; Linda Zazove, Land of Lincoln Legal Services; Martha Bergmark, Mississippi Center for Justice; Andrea Agloro, Sonoma County Legal
Dina Merrell, The American Bar Association Center for Pro Bono; Steve Xanthopoulous, Aid in Northern California; Judy Garlow, State Bar of California; John A. Tull, John A.
Western Tennessee Legal Services, Inc. (moderator) Tull & Associates; Ken Smith, The Resource for Great Programs; Yvonne Mariajimenez,
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles
Conference Agenda s Friday
Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm over the HCP sessions will also participate in the session.
Redefining the Role of the Defender in Domestic Violence Steve Binder, Offices of the Public Defender of San Diego County; Andre Simpson,
Courts Vietnam Veterans of San Diego
The proliferation of problem-solving courts should encourage defense attorneys to Friday, November 14, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
reevaluate their role as zealous advocates. What, if anything, should we do different- Lunch on your own
ly? This session will focus upon the unique practical, social and ethical issues in
domestic violence courts that affect defense criminal practice. Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Dawn Ryan, The Legal Aid Society; Paula Montez, Los Angeles County Public Defender; Impact Leadership: Deepening the Personal Dimensions of
Jennifer Shaw, Aoki and Sakamoto, LLP; Kimberly Gordon, The Defender Association Leadership and Storytelling
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Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm J The domain of successful leaders is in the future. Because leadership development is
Risk Assessment: Science or Quackery? ultimately self development, in the end the leadership challenge is a personal chal-
Olympic Room lenge. This interactive session is part of the Impact Leadership series and is open to all
The assessment of risk has become commonplace in a wide range of judicial proceed- defenders and legal aid practitioners who are interested in deepening their personal
ings – e.g., sentencing determinations, sex offender commitments, psychiatric com- leadership capacities. Through the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) exercises, par-
mitments. While several risk assessment methodologies are relied upon, all are sub- ticipants will have an opportunity to assess their personal dimensions of leadership
ject, to varying degrees, to inaccuracy and misuse. During this session, experts in and develop a personalized plan of action. This session will create opportunities for
recidivism assessment and research, legal and clinical, will provide attendees with an participants to build on their communication skills by honing their storytelling abilities.
in-depth review and critique of these various tools. Effective storytelling takes self-awareness, a shared vision and effective communica-
Stan Goldman, Massachusetts Public Defenders; Leslie Garrison, The Defender tion skills. A “storyteller leader” captures the imagination, identifies common core
Association, Seattle; Ronald Roesch, Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute at Simon values and inspires others to act. Come learn more about the power of leadership
Fraser University and storytelling to improve your leadership abilities.
Cait Clarke, National Defender Leadership Institute of NLADA; Thom Allena, Innovations
Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in Justice; Joe McHugh, The American Family Stories Project
Team Defense on a Shoestring: Stretching Resources to
Achieve Good Results in Cases Involving Juveniles Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm C
Building State Justice Communities:Where Do We Go
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Most public defender agencies want to provide holistic, client-centered advocacy for
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children who are involved in the juvenile justice system, yet virtually all of us have
This session will present perspectives on next steps for the movement toward state-
modest resources. The goal of this session is to share experience and provide step-by-
based structures that bring legal aid providers together with the bar, the courts and
step, practical advice on how to utilize the resources of others to enhance services
other stakeholders to expand and improve legal aid (variously called “State Justice
and promote change.
Communities” “State Planning,” and “Access to Justice”). Among the topics to be
Edward Shacklee, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia; Paula Scott,
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia; Margaret Kreitzer, Public Defender addressed will be the appropriate roles for national entities such as NLADA, ABA and
Service for the District of Columbia LSC in providing leadership and support in this area.
John B. Arango, New Mexico Legal Aid; Randi Youells, Legal Services Corporation;
Sarah Singleton, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants;
Friday, November 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
The Homeless Court Program:Taking the Court to the Lillian Moy, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York; Don Saunders , National
Legal Aid & Defender Association (moderator).
Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
This session will examine how the Homeless Court Program of San Diego was creat- Civil and Criminal Strategies for Protecting Clients
ed, why it is a success and how defenders can foster the creation of a collaborative Accused of Food Stamp Fraud
court in their community. Presenters will address the special legal needs of homeless
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people who typically receive numerous citations for criminal misdemeanor offenses This session will discuss recent trends with intentional program violation and food
and then fail to appear in court. Their failure to appear results in the issuance of a stamp fraud prosecutions and address models for systemic advocacy (e.g., organizing
warrant for their arrest, taxes the court’s time and money and often precludes home- working groups, developing relationships with prosecutors and defenders, discussing
less people from accessing services such as housing, public assistance, treatment for problems with state agency officials, filing complaints with USDA). Audience mem-
mental health and/or substance abuse problems and employment. Presenters will
discuss the nuts and bolts of how to replicate the program and a judge who presides
Joint Civil & Defender Track – J Defender Track – D Civil Track – C Client Leadership Track – L
bers will participate in hypothetical situations. Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Tana Lin, Michigan Poverty Law Program Clinic; Louise Hayes, Community Legal Establishing a Nonprofit Public Defense Resource Center
Services, Inc.; Terri Stangl, Center for Civil Justice Whidbey Room
This session focuses upon the nuts and bolts of starting a professional association. It
Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm C will discuss ways of collaborating with existing organizations such as NACDL affiliates;
Civil Gideon: New Strategies for Expanding the Right to explore various funding possibilities; and discuss specific program areas that are time-
Indigent Representation, Part II ly in terms of funding and responding to federal initiatives.
Baker Room Christie Hedman, Washington Defender Association; Teresa Mathis, Washington
This session follows Civil Gideon: New Strategies for Expanding the Right to Indigent Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Jonathan Gradess, New York State Defenders
Representation, Part I and will explore in depth some of the strategic issues raised in Association
the first session and policy implications of a judicial declaration of a fundamental right
to indigent representation in non-criminal cases. Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm C
Deborah Perluss, Northwest Justice Project; Justice Earl Johnson,Jr., California Court of Families on the Run: Domestic Violence Jurisdiction and
Appeals, District Two; Mary Schneider, Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota; Alan How Legal Aid Advocates Can Cooperate Across State
Houseman, Center for Law and Social Policy; Debra Gardner, Public Justice Center, Lines
Baltimore Maryland Cascade IB Room
The session will address issues of family safety and cooperation between legal aid
Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm C advocates across state lines when families move from state to state to protect them-
Connecting the Dots for New Immigrants: Integrated selves and their children from violence. Issues raised include jurisdiction issues
Delivery Models that Address a Broad Range of Legal (UCCJA/UCCJEA), families with military ties, the role of legal aid advocates, domestic
Needs violence advocates, social services providers and private attorneys in addressing client
Stuart Room needs.
New immigrants face numerous immigration legal challenges in the United States as Meg Sassaman, Northwest Justice Project; Janet Helson, Columbia Legal Services;
Leticia Camacho, Northwest Justice Project; Rima J. Alaily, Heller Ehrman White &
they seek lawful status. Many newcomers also have legal problems in the areas of
housing, employment, consumer finance and family law. In many parts of the coun-
try, immigration law organizations and legal aid programs are disconnected, thereby
Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
placing additional burdens on immigrants because they must seek legal assistance International Law: Application at Domestic Level and
from multiple providers. This session will discuss delivery models that integrate immi- Other Possible Avenues of Appeal
gration legal aid and other kinds of legal services through collaborative advocacy Blakely Room
strategies and integrated in-house approaches. LSC restrictions regarding immigrant The United States is party to a number of international treaties. How and when such
representation will be discussed and panelists will include advocates from both LSC - treaties can be applied in domestic litigation is complex. It is important for litigators
funded and non-LSC funded programs. to become familiar with these complexities and the ramifications of violation, in addi-
Linda Perle, Center for Law and Social Policy; Michael Figgins, Jacksonville Legal Aid;
tion to other possible avenues of appeal outside of the U.S. domestic legal system.
Alex Gulotta, Legal Aid Justice Center; Elena Popp, The Legal Aid Foundation of Los
Join us for this interactive session as we explore these issues.
Brian Tittemore, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Organization of
American States; Richard J. Wilson, American University’s Washington College of Law
Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Defender Litigation and Training Performance Standards:
Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Using Them to Benefit Clients, Employees and Offices
Iowa Senior Citizens Internet Project: Providing Internet
Access to the Rural Elderly
Performance standards are the best thinking of national specialists in the field.
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Several sets of standards are relevant to criminal defense practice and delivery:
This session will offer a description of the steps taken to create an innovative network
NLADA’s Performance Guidelines for Criminal Defense Representation (1995); The
of 85 Internet-ready computers at senior citizens-centers in isolated communities, and
ABA Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death
present a demonstration of the tutorial designed to help new users learn how to
Penalty Cases (2003); NLADA’s Defender Training and Development Standards
access resources on the Internet.
(1997). This session will look at standards and explore their practical application. Patrick McClintock, Iowa Legal Aid
Ed Monahan, Department of Public Advocacy; Phyllis H. Subin, New Mexico
Conference Agenda s Friday
Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm defender partnerships.
Justice Imbalanced: Strategies to Address Racial Dennis Dorgan, Management Information Exchange; Victor Geminiani, Legal Aid
Disproportionality in the Criminal Justice System Society of Hawaii
Black and Hispanic incarceration rates are far higher than those of whites. This nation- Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
al crisis is only partially explained by the “war on drugs” and minimum sentencing, Transcending the Barriers of Civil / Juvenile Criminal
though drug laws are disproportionately applied to citizens of color. It’s time to devel- Representation
op new approaches. This session will examine minority over-representation in the Cascade IC Room
criminal justice system and offer concrete steps towards addressing it. Further, the This session is designed for civil, defender and children’s programs’ staff members. It
session will spotlight civil-defender collaborations to ameliorate collateral civil conse- explores how to establish an integrated, multi-disciplinary, legal aid delivery model
quences on individuals and communities, and will look at what judicial officers can do that holistically addresses clients’ legal needs, e.g., a criminal defendant who requires
to impact the overall system’s problems. assistance with public benefits; the foster care child who needs immigration assis-
Rick Jensen, Multnomah County; D’Adre Cunningham, The Defender Association, tance. The session also will consider how to leverage pro bono representation for
Racial Disparity Project; Andy Williams, Civil Action Project at the Bronx Defenders; ancillary representation that cannot be provided by the legal aid program. Presenters
Judge Deborah Fleck, King County Superior Court; Judge Michael Spearman, King will explore how this model works for organizations that have a civil, defender and
County Superior Court; Michele E. Jones, Columbia Legal Services (moderator) children’s division and its transferability to programs that only cover one practice area.
Marlene Halpern, The Legal Aid Society/Volunteer Division; Daniel L. Greenberg, The
Legal Aid Society; Steven R. Banks, The Legal Aid Society; Russell Neufeld, The Legal
Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm C Aid Society; Elaine Kurtz, The Legal Aid Society
Looting Family Assets: Predatory Lending & Consumer
Law Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Grand Crescent Room NLADA Section on Farmworker Law
Payday lending, check-cashing schemes, auto-pawns and a host of other fringe bank- Crown Suite, #4050, 40th floor of the South Tower
ing activities rob our communities and our clients of needed resources. For many eld-
erly and first-time homebuyers, predatory mortgages threaten catastrophe. Family Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm C
finances are often a house of cards and one bad transaction can throw a family into Program-Owned Evaluation, Part 2: Putting the Toolbox
poverty or keep it from moving forward. Consumer law is essential to the financial to Work for You
health of our clients and includes income protection and unique needs of special popu- Cascade IA Room
lation groups such as immigrants and victims of domestic violence. This session will In this session, participants will develop and take away evaluation plans for a particu-
focus on the relevance of consumer law to other legal services specialties. lar project or program of their choosing, using the tools developed for the California
Willard Ogburn, National Consumer Law Center evaluation system, MIE’s Technology Evaluation Project (TEP) and the AARP-NLADA
program-owned evaluation initiative.
Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm J Martha Bergmark, Mississippi Center for Justice; Yvonne Mariajimenez, Neighborhood
Mental Health Courts: Promise and Peril Legal Services; Ken Smith, The Resource for Great Programs; Ross Dolloff,
Olympic Room Neighborhood Legal Services, Lynn, Massachusetts; John A. Tull, John A. Tull &
In the past few years, mental health courts have emerged as the latest tool for Associates; John Schrider, The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
addressing the disproportionate representation of people with mental illnesses in the
criminal justice system. Session participants will learn about the inherent problems Friday, November 14, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
with such courts and discuss how the specific practices of certain courts raise serious Better Representation of Parents in Dependency and
civil rights concerns. Participants will also discuss alternatives to mental health courts. Termination Cases
Tammy Seltzer, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law; Carol Ellerby, Seattle-King Adams Room
County Defender Association; Steven R. Eichholtz, Locke Reynolds Many thousand indigent parents lose their children each year to foster care. Join us
for this session and find out how some innovative new programs have dramatically
Friday, November 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm improved defense representation in dependency and termination cases and thus par-
New Trends in Fundraising for Civil and Defender ents’ ability to reunify with their children. Join the discussion about what is working
Programs in your jurisdiction and how to create programs for better representation.
St. Helens Room Joanne Moore, Washington State Office of Public Defense; Mark Edwards, Juvenile
This session will look at new fundraising concepts relevant to defender and civil pro- Court Project, Allegheny County Bar Foundation; Robert Spangenberg, The
grams, including guardian ad litem projects and other opportunities for civil and Spangenberg Group; Jack Hill, Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel;
Deborah King Lippold, Dependency/Termination Division of the Pierce County
Department of Assigned Counsel
Joint Civil & Defender Track – J Defender Track – D Civil Track – C Client Leadership Track – L
Friday, November 14, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm J to utilizing new technology, including a discussion of LSC restrictions and internal orga-
Building Mental Health Systems that Work: Vision and nizational roadblocks.
Strategy McGregor Smyth, The Bronx Defenders; Michael Hertz, Pro Bono Net; Maya Grosz,
Olympic Room Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
Join us for this session and learn what an effective and legally defensible public men-
tal health system looks like. A former state mental health commissioner will describe Friday, November 14, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
his experience of reforming a system while in the midst of a lawsuit and a nationally Holistic Advocacy for Youth: Addressing the Basic Needs
recognized mental health attorney will discuss strategies for litigating and advocating of Children Through Civil, Criminal and Community
for systemic reform. Collaborations
Joseph J. Bevilacqua, The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law; Ira A. Burnim; Fifth Avenue Room
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Juvenile justice involvement often arises from unmet educational, mental health and
housing needs. Frequently, courts are ill equipped to address these underlying issues,
and doors to community-based services are closed. In this session, learn the nuts and
Friday, November 14, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm C
Developing Your “Smoke Filled Room:” Moving from bolts behind successful defender, legal aid and community collaborations that provide
Competition to Cooperation in Fundraising holistic advocacy for youth.
Annie Lee, TeamChild; Susan Alexander, Lower Elwah Tribe; Simmie Baer, Juvenile
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Division, The Defender Association; Brian Baker, Juvenile Rights Project, Inc.; Tana Lin,
Most legal aid leaders struggle with the challenge of competition among provider Michigan Poverty Law Program
organizations and now other entities are entering the picture, including bar founda-
tions and access to justice entities. Leaders have to make difficult choices regarding
Friday, November 14, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm C
which organizations will pursue certain funds and how the funds will be disbursed
Human Trafficking and Citizenship: Areas in Which LSC
once they are raised. This session will discuss ways in which different institutions with-
Programs Can Serve Immigrants
in several states have worked through competition issues in an effort to “expand the
pie” by developing coordinated legislative and other resource development strategies.
With demographics placing immigrants in the majority of states throughout the coun-
John Tobin, New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Inc.; Jeremy Lane, Mid-Minnesota Legal
Assistance; Deborah Hankinson, Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation; Meredith
try, it is essential that LSC programs reach out to immigrant clients. This session will
McBurney; ABA Project to Expand Resources for Legal Services (moderator) review immigrant demographics, highlight two immigration areas: human trafficking
and naturalization and cover the LSC rules for representing immigrants.
Jill Dutton,The Refugee and Immigrant Advocacy Project ; Pat McIntyre, The Legal Aid
Friday, November 14, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm C
Corporation of Iowa; Sheila Neville
Emerging Issues in Public Benefits Advocacy
Friday, November 14, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
This session will explore advocacy strategies available to LSC-funded and non-LSC- Moving From Symptom to Cause:A Comprehensive
funded programs in representing public benefits applicants and recipients. Issues to Approach to Legal Counseling
be covered will include: anticipating likely client problems resulting from TANF reautho-
rization, state budget crises and other changes in public benefits laws and developing This session will discuss a comprehensive model that, as an integral service compo-
the fullest range of legal advocacy responses; using disability rights and language nent, identifies and addresses other legal problems and social/economic issues relat-
access laws and regulations to improve access to benefits and services and to prevent ed to a client’s situation. The model is grounded in recognition of the limited value to
sanctions; and addressing problems associated with the privatization of services and clients of a single issue approach and the client’s need for professional assistance in
operations. navigating the legal complexities confronting them as workers, welfare recipients,
Alan Houseman, Center for Law and Social Policy; Henry A. Freedman, Welfare Law
health case consumers, etc. Additionally, the session will focus on managerial chal-
Center; Terri Stangl, Center for Civil Justice
lenges arising from efforts to implement this approach.
Robert Brenner, Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services; Neil McBride, Legal
Friday, November 14, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
From Civil-Defender Collaborations to Integrated Services of Middle Tennessee; Claudia Johnson, Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal
Services: A Practical Guide to Transcending the Barriers
of Civil/Criminal Representation
This session will explore how to provide comprehensive criminal and civil legal aid to
clients. It will outline practical steps for structuring a range of solutions, from integrat-
ed services models, to collaborations between defenders and legal aid organizations,
Conference Agenda s Friday
Friday, November 14, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm C Friday, November 14, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm C
Rethinking Housing Advocacy in the New Budget Era We Can’t Do That Here! Destroying the Myth that You
Vashon II Room Can’t Raise Money or Support for Impact Advocacy
Recent federal legislation, budget resolutions and tax cuts will exert tremendous pres- St. Helens Room
sure on domestic discretionary spending programs, including housing. Congress is also How often do you hear that it’s too controversial to raise money or support for sys-
considering major legislation to “block grant” the largest federal housing program temic advocacy, high impact work or special populations? Panelists from LSC-funded
(vouchers) to the states. Local public interest law programs must adjust to these new programs, non-LSC funded programs and statewide advocacy groups will discuss
threats to the housing conditions and benefits of the low-income people they repre- fundraising and communications strategies for increasing funding and public support
sent. This session will describe these threats and their impacts, with case studies for this kind of work.
demonstrating how local programs have responded by partnering with tenant and Bonnie Allen, Just Neighbors Ministry, Inc.; Martha Bergmark, Mississippi Center for
community organizations. The session will stimulate new ideas about effective repre- Justice; Gary Phillips, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
sentation that goes beyond the traditional individual client model.
James Grow, National Housing Law Project; Hong Tran, Northwest Justice Project; Friday, November 14, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Elena Popp, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; Bruce Iwasaki, Legal Aid Foundation Assigned Counsel Roundtable
of Los Angeles Deluxe Suite #4541, 45th floor of the North Tower
Join us for a Friday evening roundtable discussion among private assigned
Friday, November 14, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm C counsel practitioners and assigned counsel program managers. The group will discuss
Strategies for Reversing the Rollback of Civil Rights: budget problems unique to assigned counsel programs; caseload challenges within
Federal Court Access in the Twenty-first Century ethical guidelines; a survey of assigned counsel; and referral procedures to immigra-
Cascade IA Room tion lawyers for case-related questions. The Roundtable will have practitioners and
Over the past few years, a series of decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court have cur- managers from West Virginia, Oregon, Colorado, Puerto Rico, California and other
tailed the enforcement of federal laws that protect our civil rights and grant substan- states. Come meet new colleagues and join old friends to discuss ways that this spe-
tive benefits to our clients. Intended to safeguard Americans’ rights to live, work and cial group of defenders can support the work of assigned counsel practitioners
participate in society without discrimination, and to offer government’s helping hand throughout the year.
where necessary, many of these laws are threatened with irrelevance with little fan-
fare or public notice. These laws are being “rolled back” by the simple device of deny- Friday, November 14, 6:30 pm
ing court access. What are the main prongs of the judicial offensive? What do they Annual Awards Reception and Banquet
mean for tools such as 42 USC Sec 1983? What can we do to reverse the rollback? Grand 3 Ballroom
Come learn more about reversing the rollback of civil rights. Each year, NLADA honors individuals and offices who have made outstanding contribu-
Robert Capistrano, Bay Area Legal Aid; Camille D. Holmes, NLADA/CLASP Project for tions to the cause of equal justice. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the
the Future of Equal Justice achievements of your colleagues.
Friday, November 14, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
The Promise of Justice: Reality of Criminal Justice in the
US Supreme Court
This session will review the leading decisions of the US Supreme Court from this term.
It will focus on the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, habeas corpus and death
penalty to determine where the law has changed and where the law is going.
Marshall Hartman, Chicago Kent College of Law; Laurence Benner, California Western
School of Law
Conference Agenda s Saturday
Saturday, November 15, 7:30 am to 12:00 pm Saturday, November 15, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Conference Registration Roundtable for Legal Services Managers
Ballroom Foyer Adams Room
Join us! This roundtable forum provides legal aid executive directors and managers
Saturday, November 15, 7:30 am to 12:00 pm with an opportunity to share management concerns and receive peer support and
Exhibitor Showcase assistance in an informal and confidential setting.
Ballroom Foyer Patricia Pap, Management Information Exchange
Saturday, November 15, 7:30 am Saturday, November 15, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Conference Breakfast Advancing the Diversity Agenda: Developing a Statewide
Ballroom Foyer Action Plan
Saturday, November 15, 7:30 am to 8:30 am This session will examine Massachusetts Legal Services Diversity Coalition’s Diversity
Women of Color Project Directors and Friends Action Plan. The plan’s four major goal areas identified were: Organizational Culture,
Orcas Room Values and Structure; Leadership Development; Recruitment and Retention of Diverse
An informal breakfast meeting among women of color project directors, managers, Staff; and Working with Communities. This session will describe the whole process
funders and board members — all are welcome. and identify the elements that were critical to success.
Myra Hindus, Massachusetts Legal Services Diversity Coalition; Jacquelynne J.
Saturday, November 15, 8:30 am to 10:00 am Bowman, Greater Boston Legal Services
Client Section Meeting
4057 Suite, 40th Floor of the Hotel Saturday, November 15, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Meeting for all members of the NLADA Client Section. Recent Developments at the Legal Services Corporation
Grand Crescent Room
Saturday, November 15, 8:30 am to 10:00 am This session will discuss recent developments, including the reorganization of the
Best Practices Primer: Working with Interpreters for Office of Program Performance, the state justice community evaluation process,
Limited English Speaking and Hearing Impaired Clients Technology Initiative Grants, the status of regulatory activity within the new board and
and Operating a Successful Interpreter Services Program other issues of interest to the legal aid community.
Baker Room Randi Youells, Legal Services Corporation
This session will explain the importance and necessity of providing interpreters.
Martha Cohen runs a successful court interpreter program in King County, Washington. Saturday, November 15, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Chad Ludwig coordinates the advocacy, information and referral program at the Women’s Rights Enforcement in China
Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Seattle, Washington. Vashon I Room
Anne Benson and Gillian Dutton are lawyers practicing in both the criminal and civil Since the mid 1980’s there has emerged an almost global consensus on the centrali-
arenas. Their presentations will cover legal requirements and tips on working with ty of legal services to the rule of law and strong democratic institutions. The presen-
interpreters. ters, over the last five years, have been called upon to assist in strengthening access
Gillian Dutton, Northwest Justice Project to justice in different parts of the world. This session will focus on the highlights of
that work and a unique teaching methodology which incorporates an interactive and
Saturday, November 15, 8:30 am to 10:00 am participatory teaching methodology using a combination of pragmatic and hands-on
Outreach Strategies For Addressing the Challenge of teaching techniques to encourage participants to “learn while doing.” Teaching mate-
Under-Reporting of Crimes rials are designed in close collaboration with local organizations and analyze local
Olympic Room laws and how these laws (or the absence of such laws) can be used creatively to
Many victims of crimes, particularly immigrants and members of racial or ethnic push the boundaries of advocacy on behalf of women and low-income groups.
minority groups, do not report or under-report crimes. Panelist will present an out- Robert Spangenberg, Spangenberg Group; Rangita de Silva-de Alwis, Spangenberg
reach strategy and best practices for addressing this problem, which cuts across the Group
board to include consumer fraud, predatory lending, domestic violence, and other
forms of violence and property offenses.
Linda Miller, Civil Society
Schedule at a Glance
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Bringing Argersinger To Life in Misdemeanor Courts: How Defenders Can
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm NLADA Client Policy Group Subcommittee Meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Address the Systemic Failure to Provide Lawyers in Misdemeanor Cases . . . . .18
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Communication Skills for Client Advocates and Community Leaders . . . . . . . . .18
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Criminal Records Basics: The Collateral Consequences of Criminal Proceedings .19
8:30 am to 12:00 pm NLADA Client Policy Group Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Effective Methods for Preparing and Developing Scientific Experts in a
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Train the Trainers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Criminal Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
9:00 am to 4:30 pm New Executive Director Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Evaluating Technology: For Your Funder and For Yourself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm NLADA Civil Policy Group Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Innovations in Civil Legal Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm NLADA Defender Policy Group Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm New Developments in Community Lawyering: Building a National
Consortium, Engaging Community Kids and Exploring Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Pro Bono Policy: Analysis and Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
8:30 am to 4:00 pm Train the Trainers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Profiles of the Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Seattle License and Vehicle
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Rural Pre-Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Recovery Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
9:00 am to 4:30 pm New Executive Director Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Report on the Case Management Software Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm NLADA’s Board of Directors Meeting 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm State Funding Roundtable: Retaining and Increasing State Legislative Funding
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Defender Training Section Meeting and Education on Providing in Tough Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Persuasive Feedback to Litigators and Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm NLADA Section on Advocacy & Support: State and National Support Meeting . .20
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm TIG Affinity Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Building a Coalition: Grassroots Indigent Defense Reform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm Conference Registration Opens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Future of Technology in Legal Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
4:00 pm to 4:45 pm Conference Orientation for First-time Conference Attendees . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Loan Repayment Assistance Programs: Paving the Way to Public Service . . . . .20
5:00 pm to 5:30 pm Meeting of the Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Management Models for Building Immigration Expertise in Defender Offices . .20
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Opening Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Making the Most of the No Exceptions Campaign to Raise Local Support for
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Opening Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Well-Funded Quality Defense Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Measuring for Success: Effective Outcome Measures & Performance Based
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Budgeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
7:30 am to 5:30 pm Conference Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Military Legal Assistance: Resources for Clients with a Military Connection . . . .21
7:30 am to 5:30 pm Exhibitor Showcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Moving Beyond Access: How Community-based Problem Solving Can Help
7:30 am Conference Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Achieve Significant Outcomes for Our Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
8:30 am to 10:00 am Civil Caucus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm New Initiatives in Community Education and Client Empowerment . . . . . . . . .21
8:30 am to 10:00 am Defender Caucus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm The Ethical and Psychological Dimensions of Judicial Recusal: Perspectives of
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Are We Keeping the Promise? A Hearing on the Right to Counsel 40 Years After Judges and Litigators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Gideon v. Wainwright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm The Federal Private Money Restriction: The Big Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Best Practices in Serving Limited English Proficiency Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm The Impact of Congressional and Budgetary Developments on the Future of
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Community Economic Development: Uniting Urban Resources and Rural Needs 16 Advocacy and Client Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Community Justice Leadership: Part I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Using Technology to Focus on Client Access: Pro Se Applications and Access to
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Do You Need a Communications Director? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Justice Technology Bill of Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Education and Civil Rights: Emerging Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Working Smarter With Information Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Is It Me? Understanding Personality Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Conference Affinity Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Managing the Rising Costs of Health Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Client Policy Group Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Reconfiguration and State Planning: Making Pro Bono a Priority . . . . . . . . . . .17 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Seattle Host Committee Reception at the Seattle Space Needle . . . . . . . . . . .22
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Roadmap to Technology: An Executive Director’s Guide to Integrating 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm NLADA Dance Party at the Seattle Space Needle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Tapping the Leader Within: Enhancing Client Board Member Leadership Skills .17
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Uniting Financial Support with the Newest Tools and Web Site Trends for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Relationship Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Conference Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Updates in Pro Se and Court Collaborations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Exhibitor Showcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
12:00 pm to 1:30pm Leadership & Diversity Luncheon: Where Do We Go From Here? . . . . . . . . . .18 7:30 am Conference Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm New Developments in Community Lawyering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 7:30 am to 8:30 am NLADA’s Technology Section Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
1:30 am to 3:00 pm NLADA Latino Advocates Section Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 7:30 am to 8:30 am Roundtable for Organizations Engaged in LSC-Restricted Activities . . . . . . . . . .23
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm A Client-Centered Process for Public Defense Reform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 7:30 am to 8:30 am Pro Bono Breakfast Roundtable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Aggressive Advocacy Despite Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 7:30 am to 8:30 am Take Your Passion Abroad: The ABA CEELI Program Breakfast Roundtable . . . .23
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Are We Keeping the Promise? Follow-up Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 8:30 am to 10:00 am Civil Track Plenary: Navigating the Crossroads of Change:
Where Do We Go from Here? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Schedule at a Glance
8:30 am to 10:00 am Going Public with Public Defense: How the Gideon Story and a Little Organization 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Transcending the Barriers of Civil / Juvenile Criminal Representation . . . . . . . .28
Can Help Create a Powerful Outreach System for Your Defender Program . . . .23 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm NLADA Section on Farmworker Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
8:30 am to 10:00 am Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System & Beyond . . . . . . . . . . . .24 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Program-Owned Evaluation, Part 2: Putting the Toolbox to Work for You . . . .28
8:30 am to 10:00 am Minimizing Immigration Consequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Better Representation of Parents in Dependency and Termination Cases . . . . .28
8:30 am to 10:00 am Science and the Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Building Mental Health Systems that Work: Vision and Strategy . . . . . . . . . .29
8:30 am to 10:00 am The Hottest (and Worst) Legislative Trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Developing Your “Smoke Filled Room:” Moving from Competition to Cooperation in
10:30 am to 12:00 pm “Fugitive” Disqualification for SSI and Other Benefits: Fundraising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
A Unified Response to the Crisis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Emerging Issues in Public Benefits Advocacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
10:30 am to 12:00 pm 2004 Health Advocacy: Holding the Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm From Civil-Defender Collaborations to Integrated Services: A Practical Guide to
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Civil Gideon: New Strategies for Expanding the Right to Indigent Representation, Transcending the Barriers of Civil/Criminal Representation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Part I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Holistic Advocacy for Youth: Addressing the Basic Needs of Children Through Civil,
10:30 am to 12:00 noon Developing New Leaders: To Whom Will We Pass the Torch? . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Criminal and Community Collaborations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Hiring Public Defenders: How Public Defender Managers Can Find, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Human Trafficking and Citizenship: Areas in Which LSC Programs Can Serve
Identify and Hire Outstanding Law Graduates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Immigrants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Holistic Advocacy: The Teamwork Concept in Advocating for the Client with Dual 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Moving From Symptom to Cause: A Comprehensive Approach to Legal Counseling
Diagnoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Rethinking Housing Advocacy in the New Budget Era . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
10:30 am to 12:00 pm How Will We Meet the Needs of Rural America? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Strategies for Reversing the Rollback of Civil Rights: Federal Court Access in the
10:30 am to 12:00 pm It May Not Be a Crime But It Could Cost You Your Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Twenty-first Century . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Maximizing Impact: Resource Allocation Between Individual Cases and . . . . .25 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm The Promise of Justice: Reality of Criminal Justice in the US Supreme Court . . .30
Community Advocacy 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm We Can’t Do That Here! Destroying the Myth that You Can’t Raise
10:30 am to 12:00 pm More Than In Name Alone: Serving Sexual Assault and Domestic Money or Support for Impact Advocacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Violence Survivors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Assigned Counsel Roundtable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Program-Owned Evaluation, Part 1: Evaluation as an Essential 6:30 pm Annual Awards Reception and Banquet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Component of Program Quality and Growth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Redefining the Role of the Defender in Domestic Violence Courts . . . . . . . . . .26 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Risk Assessment: Science or Quackery? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 7:30 am to 12:00 pm Conference Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Team Defense on a Shoestring: Stretching Resources to Achieve Good 7:30 am to 12:00 pm Exhibitor Showcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Results in Cases Involving Juveniles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 7:30 am Conference Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
10:30 am to 12:00 pm The Homeless Court Program: Taking the Court to the Streets . . . . . . . . . . . .26 7:30 am to 8:30 am Women of Color Project Directors and Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch on your own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 8:30 am to 10:00 am Client Section Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm Impact Leadership: Deepening the Personal Dimensions of Leadership 8:30 am to 10:00 am Best Practices Primer: Working with Interpreters for Limited English
and Storytelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Speaking and Hearing Impaired Clients and Operating a Successful
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Building State Justice Communities: Where Do We Go from Here? . . . . . . . . .26 Interpreter Services Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Civil and Criminal Strategies for Protecting Clients Accused of 8:30 am to 10:00 am Outreach Strategies For Addressing the Challenge of Under
Food Stamp Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 -Reporting of Crimes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Civil Gideon: New Strategies for Expanding the Right to Indigent 8:30 am to 10:00 am Roundtable for Legal Services Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Representation, Part II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 8:30 am to 10:00 am Advancing the Diversity Agenda: Developing a Statewide Action Plan . . . . . . .31
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Connecting the Dots for New Immigrants: Integrated Delivery Models that 8:30 am to 10:00 am Recent Developments at the Legal Services Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Address a Broad Range of Legal Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 8:30 am to 10:00 am Women’s Rights Enforcement in China . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Defender Litigation and Training Performance Standards: Using Them to Benefit 9:00 am to 1:00 pm American Council of Chief Defenders (ACCD) Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Clients, Employees and Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid & Indigent Defendants Meeting . . . . . .34
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Establishing a Nonprofit Public Defense Resource Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Beyond the Initial Purchase: Taking Your Phone System and Intake
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Families on the Run: Domestic Violence Jurisdiction and How Legal Aid Advocates Staff to the Next Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Can Cooperate Across State Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Creating a New Private Bar Campaign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm International Law: Application at Domestic Level and Other Possible 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Ethical Issues in the Delivery of Legal Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Avenues of Appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Hot Topics for Legal Services Corporation Grantees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Iowa Senior Citizens Internet Project: Providing Internet Access to the 10:30 am to 12:00 pm What Are the Real Reasons We Don’t Collaborate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Rural Elderly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Tax Affinity Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Justice Imbalanced: Strategies to Address Racial Disproportionality in the 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm African American Project Directors’ Association Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Criminal Justice System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Love, Courage and Justice: The Interior Landscape of the Equal
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Looting Family Assets: Predatory Lending & Consumer Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Justice Leader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Mental Health Courts: Promise and Peril . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm National Organization of Client Advocates Board of Directors Meeting . . . . . . .35
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm New Trends in Fundraising for Civil and Defender Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Conference Agenda s Saturday
Saturday, November 15, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, November 15, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
American Council of Chief Defenders (ACCD) Meeting Creating a New Private Bar Campaign
Vashon II Room Adams Room
On Saturday morning the American Council of Chief Defenders (ACCD) will meet to There are now dozens of private bar campaigns being run around the country, from
share their accomplishments and explore new ideas affecting public defender and Maine to California and from Alaska to the Virgin Islands. This session will discuss
assigned counsel programs. A few of the interesting topics that the ACCD will discuss what is happening in the art of organizing new bar campaigns and provide a forum
include: for discussion of the experiences of programs from around the country.
• Surviving and Thriving in Tough Times — hear from an array of programs about Dennis Dorgan, Management Information Exchange; Greg Dallaire, LAW Fund of
the way they are managing in these tough financial times, and how some pro- Washington
grams are finding new resources in unlikely places.
• Learn the latest about electronic case tracking systems and how technology Saturday, November 15, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
can assist in program evaluations as well as individual lawyers Ethical Issues in the Delivery of Legal Services
• Succession Planning — learn what the more experienced defender chiefs are Olympic Room
doing to plan their legacy. What are their different strategies to hand over the This session will cover some of the unique ethical issues confronted by legal aid
reigns? Are they cultivating new leaders? How do we ‘bottle’ their expertise for lawyers in their practice. Many areas will be covered, including: confidentiality, con-
future ACCD members? flicts, duty to clients and new delivery techniques, such as self-help assistance, hot-
• Hear the exciting developments on Capitol Hill regarding the fast tracking of the lines and pro se representation. The purpose of this ethics training is to provide partici-
Innocence Protection Act and loan forgiveness for defenders. pants with materials which will assist them in dealing with the problems that routinely
Come join us for a lively discussion and a chance to meet new Chiefs and their occur in a legal aid practice.
Deputies. Toby Rothschild, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Saturday, November 15, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, November 15, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid & Indigent Hot Topics for Legal Services Corporation Grantees
Defendants Meeting Grand Crescent Room
St. Helens Room
This session will address issues of concern to LSC grantees. We will discuss the status
of pending and proposed new regulations, address LSC compliance efforts and OIG
Saturday, November 15, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Audits and answer your questions about these and other LSC policy initiatives.
Beyond the Initial Purchase: Taking Your Phone System Linda Perle, Center for Law & Social Policy; Don Saunders, National Legal Aid &
and Intake Staff to the Next Level
Saturday, November 15, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Centralized intake/hotline units can accomplish many valuable objectives that pro- What Are the Real Reasons We Don’t Collaborate?
gram managers and directors never learn or use. Technology for centralized intake Baker Room
systems get most attention from management at the time of purchase, but remain Despite years of lip-service and serious attempts at cross-systems collaboration, crimi-
underused thereafter. This session outlines how executive directors can develop their nal and civil legal aid continue to exist as parallel systems. The intent of this session
intake/hotline staff through performance management and the use of technology to is to seriously explore how the differing work cultures, work environments and goals
improve the quality of service to clients from all levels of the program. Performance of public defense and civil legal aid can impede collaboration and to discuss ways
management includes staff evaluation, team building and leadership skills. This ses- these barriers can be overcome to assist our clients. This panel discussion will include
sion also explores how to optimize telephone technology and vendor relations as a civil legal aid providers and public defenders who have experiences in cross-systems
means to creating a robust system of handling clients, managing intake and driving collaboration and in attempting to access or facilitate civil legal aid for public defender
program performance. clients.
Cheryl Nolan-Zavala, Office of Program Performance/Legal Services Corporation; Pat Arthur, Columbia Legal Services; Joan Kleinberg, Northwest Justice Project; Hillary
Gabrielle Hammond, National Technology Assistance Project; Bonnie Roswig, The Behrman, TeamChild; Douglas Hiatt, Hiatt & Seitter; Linda Lillevik,The Defender
Statewide Legal Services Association; Kim Ambrose, Washington Defender Association/ University of
Washington Children’s Law Clinic (moderator)
Saturday, November 15, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Tax Affinity Group
Joint Civil & Defender Track – J Defender Track – D Civil Track – C Client Leadership Track – L
professionals, including teachers, doctors, lawyers and community advocates. This
Saturday, November 15, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm landscape brings together our intellectual, emotional and spiritual capacities - all of
African American Project Directors’ Association Meeting which influence the ways in which we feel, think and act as leaders and in our profes-
Orcas Room sional roles. Central to the movement is the principle that the more we are able to
Lillian Johnson, Community Legal Services overcome compartmentalization and integrate our various dimensions, including our
more intuitive qualities, the more authentic and creative we will be in our personal
Saturday, November 15, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and professional lives. This half-day program will provide advocates with the opportu-
Love, Courage and Justice:The Interior Landscape of the
nity to: Hear more about what is happening in this movement; Reflect quietly and in
Equal Justice Leader
small groups upon our own inner-outer life connection; Share experiences about the
particular emotional challenges that we face as public interest advocates and leaders;
A special program for civil legal aid attorneys, public defenders, client and community
Discuss what kinds of future programming would be most supportive to public interest
leaders and other advocates. During the past several years, NLADA and the ABA have
law advocates who are interested in this kind of development.
convened sessions and retreats at national conferences that address the “inner life” of Bonnie Allen, Just Neighbors Ministry, Inc.; Steven B. Scudder, ABA Standing
the social justice advocate. Topics for these gatherings have ranged from sessions high- Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service; Thom Allena, Innovations in Justice
lighting the relationship between specific faith traditions and social justice work to con-
templative retreats that included meditation, music, poetry and small group sharing Saturday, November 15, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
about vocational calling. National Organization of Client Advocates Board of
A movement is afoot in many professions that focuses on the interior landscape of Orcas Room
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Alabama California Women’s Law Center Law Offices of Robert R. Radcliffe
CASA Cornelia Law Center Law Offices of Roxanne Romell
ACLU of Alabama
Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law Law Offices of William M. McGuigan
Legal Services Corporation of Alabama, Inc.
Center for Justice and Accountability Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San
Legal Services of Metro Birmingham, Inc.
Central American Resource Center of Northern Francisco Bay Area
Legal Services of North-Central Alabama, Inc.
California Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Central California Legal Services, Inc. Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County
Alaska Centro La Familia Advocacy Services, Inc. Legal Aid Society of Orange County
Alaska Legal Services Corporation Child Care Law Center Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.
Law Offices of Brian Kay Children’s Law Office Inc. Legal Aid Society of San Francisco Employment Law
Law Offices of David Henderson Coalition To Abolish Slavery and Trafficking Center
Collective Legal Services, The Eviction Defense Center, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Arizona A Nonprofit Law Corp Legal Center for the Elderly & Disabled
County of Los Angeles Legal Services Contract Panel Legal Services for Prisoners With Children
Arizona Capital Representation Project
Desert AIDS Project Legal Services for Seniors
Arizona Civil Liberties Union Foundation
East Bay Community Law Center Legal Services of Northern California, Inc.
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
East Palo Alto Community Law Project, Inc. Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
Community Legal Services, Inc.
Elder Law & Advocacy Los Angeles County Bar Association Indigent Criminal
DNA - People’s Legal Services, Inc.
Equal Rights Advocates, Inc. Defense Appointments
Fresh Start Women’s Foundation
Fair Housing Council of Orange County, Inc. Los Angeles Housing Law Project
Navajo County Public Defender’s Office
Family Law Associates, Inc. Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.
Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.
Family Violence Law Center National Center for Youth Law
Southern Arizona People’s Law Center
Farwell & Associates National Economic Development & Law Center
The William E. Morris Institute for Justice
Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. National Health Law Program, Inc.
Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights National Housing Law Project
Arkansas Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. National Indian Justice Center
Arkansas Public Defender Commission Grey Law of Ventura County, Inc. Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Arkansas Volunteer Lawyers for the Elderly The Hawkins Center of Law and Services for the Nihonmachi Legal Outreach
Center for Arkansas Legal Services Disabled Northern California Mediation Center
Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc. H.E.L.P (Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corp.) Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley
Pulaski County Public Defender’s Office Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law Public Advocates, Inc.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law Hastings College of the Law, Civil Justice Clinic Public Counsel
Legal Clinic HomeBase/The Center for Common Concerns, Inc. Public Interest Clearinghouse
Immigrant Legal Resource Center The Public Interest Law Project
California The Impact Fund Public Law Center
Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc. Ronald Jay Brahms and Associates
Alameda County Homeless Action Center
Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association, Inc. Legal Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office
The Alliance for Children’s Rights
Aid Project San Diego Employee Rights Center
Alternate Conflict Public Defender’s Office of San Luis
John A. Barker & Associates San Francisco Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services
La Casa De San Mateo Program
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern
La Comunidad Unida San Luis Obispo Legal Alternatives Corp.
Law Center for Families San Mateo County Bar Association Private Defender
Bay Area Legal Aid
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Program
Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Law Offices of Alex Landon Senior Advocacy Center of Northern California, Inc.
Break the Cycle
Law Offices of Arena & Schnitzer, APLC Senior Law Project, Inc.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
Law Offices of Catherine A. Leffler Shelter From The Storm - Helen M. Reinsch Legal Clinic
California Center for Law and the Deaf
Law Offices of Gerald Blank Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
California Indian Legal Services
Law Offices of Leo A. Battle Sofia Immigration Services
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
Law Offices of Mervin C. Lernhart, Jr. Sonoma County Legal Aid
NLADA Program and Chief Defender Members
Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation District of Columbia Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc.
Sor Juana Ines Services for Abused Women Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.
State Bar of California Legal Services Trust Fund
American Bar Association /Microsoft Corporation Southern Legal Counsel, Inc.
Immigration Project Steps Toward Success, Inc.
Sussman & Ziskin
Archdiocesan Legal Network of Catholic Charities Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.
Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (CAIR)
Watsonville Law Center
Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services
Western Center on Law & Poverty, Inc.
Center for Law & Social Policy American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, Inc.
Western Law Center for Disability Rights
Central American Resource Center of Washington DC Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc.
Western State University College of Law Legal Clinic
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program Catholic Social Services Immigration Program
Western States Legal Foundation
Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics George Center for Children and Education, Inc.
Whittier Law School Children’s Rights Clinic
Washington University Federal Defender Program, Inc. Northern District of
Women’s Community Center of San Luis Obispo
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Georgia
Media Access Project Fulton County Conflict Defender
Women’s Shelter Program, Inc.
National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium Georgia Appellate Practice & Educational Resource
Yuba Sutter Legal Center
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Center, Inc.
National Partnership for Women & Families Georgia Law Center on Homeless & Poverty
Colorado National Senior Citizens Law Center Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc.
Alternate Defense Counsel Office State of Colorado National Veterans Legal Services Program Georgia State University College of Law Tax Clinic
Colorado Center on Law and Policy National Women’s Law Center Jackson County Public Defender Office
Colorado Legal Services Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Latin American Association
Colorado Women’s Bar Association Columbia Northern Circuit Public Defender Office
Ecumenical Social Ministries Our Place, DC Southern Center for Human Rights Capital
Faculty of Federal Advocates Mentoring Program Public Defender Service for DC Punishment/Indigent Defense Division
Native American Rights Fund The Children’s Law Center
San Luis Valley Bar Association Pro Bono Project, Inc. Washington College of Law/American University Hawaii
University of Colorado Student Legal Services Whitman-Walker Clinic Legal Services Department
American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii
Women Empowered Against Violence, Inc.
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Connecticut Molokai Community Service Council
Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. Florida Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii
Children’s Law Center 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida Palm Beach County
Connecticut Legal Services Inc. Public Defender Office Idaho
Division of Public Defender Services American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Florida,
Idaho Legal Aid Services Inc.
Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Inc., Fairfield Inc.
Idaho State Appellate Public Defender
County Lawyer Referral Service Barry University School Law Clinical Programs
Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc. Bay Area Legal Services Inc.
Hartford County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Bay Life Legal Ministry Illinois
Service Central Florida Legal Services, Inc. AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
New Haven Legal Assistance Florida Coastal School of Law Ltd. (Clinics) Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic
Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut Florida Justice Institute, Inc. The Chicago Bar Foundation
Florida Legal Services, Inc. Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc.
Delaware Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal
Florida’s Children First Services
Community Legal Aid Society Inc. Greater Orlando Area Legal Services, Inc. DuPage County Public Defender’s Office
Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc. Gulfcoast Legal Services Inc. Evanston Community Defender Office, Inc.
Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc. Heart of Florida Legal Aid Society, Inc. Farmworker Advocacy Project
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. First Defense Legal Aid
NLADA Program and Chief Defender Members
Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender Wichita Christian Legal Aid, Inc. Montgomery County Bar Foundation, Inc. Pro Bono
Knox County Public Defender’s Office Program
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. Kentucky Office of the Public Defender State of Maryland
Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services Pro Bono Programs and Reduced Fee of the Bar
Access to Justice Foundation
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago Association of Baltimore City
Appalachian Citizens Law Center
Loyola University Community Law Center The Rouse Company Legal Division
Appalachian Research & Defense Fund of Kentucky
National Center on Poverty Law Sexual Assault / Spouse Abuse Resource Center
Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
Northern Illinois University College of Law St. Ambrose Legal Services
Kentucky Legal Aid
Office of the Cook County Public Defender Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Inc.
Legal Aid Society
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Louisville & Jefferson County Public Defender
South Suburban Housing Center Massachusetts
SSI Coalition for A Responsible Safety Net
Maxwell Street Legal Clinic (Repairers of the Breach) AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc.
University of Chicago Law School, Edwin F. Mandel
Northern Kentucky Legal Aid Society, Inc. Committee for Public Counsel Services
Office of Kentucky Legal Services Programs, Inc. Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc.
Community Legal Services & Counseling Center
Indiana Louisiana The Family Advocacy Program
Bartholomew Area Legal Aid, Inc. Greater Boston Legal Services
16th Judicial District Indigent Defender Board
Community Organizations Legal Assistance Project, Inc. Hampden County Bar Association
22nd Judicial District Indigent Defender Office
Elkhart County Public Defenders The Housing Discrimination Project, Inc.
Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
Indiana Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. International Institute of Boston
AIDSLaw of Louisiana, Inc.
Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc. International Institute of Lowell
Capital Area Legal Services Corp., Inc.
Indiana First Judicial District Pro Bono Committee, Inc. Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and
Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana
Indiana Legal Services, Inc. Homelessness
Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, Inc.
Legal Aid Society of Evansville, Inc. Legal Advocacy & Resource Center
Legal Aid Bureau
Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts
Legal Services of North Louisiana
Public Defender of Indiana Legal Services for Cape Cod & Islands, Inc.
Louisiana Indigent Defense Assistance Board
Tippecanoe County Public Defender Management Information Exchange
Peller & Williams
Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana, Inc. Massachusetts Justice Project
The Pro Bono Project
Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
Inc. Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation
Merrimack Valley Legal Services, Inc.
Iowa Maine National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
Law Offices of Theodore S. Curtis, Jr. - Student Legal Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
HELP Through Education & Law Program, Inc.
Services New Center for Legal Advocacy, Inc.
Iowa Legal Aid
Legal Services for the Elderly, Inc. New England School of Law, Clinical Law Office
Iowa State University Student Legal Services
Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault Park Square Advocates, Inc. dba Gay & Lesbian
Muscatine Legal Services
Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc. Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
The University of Iowa Student Legal Services
Safe Passage, Inc.
Youth Law Center
Maryland South Middlesex Legal Services, Inc.
Southeastern Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corp.
Kansas Allegany Law Foundation, Inc. Tri-City Community Action Program, Inc. Pro Bono Legal
Baltimore Neighborhood, Inc. Project
Douglas County Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Bar Association of Montgomery County Lawyer University of Massachusetts Student Legal Services
Kansas Legal Services, Inc.
Referral Service Office
State Board of Indigents’ Defense Services
Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc. Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar
The Farm, Inc.
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. Association
University of Kansas, Legal Services for Students
Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations Western Massachusetts Legal Services, Inc.
Washburn Law Clinic, Washburn University School of
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Inc. Worcester County Bar Association Lawyer Referral
NLADA Program and Chief Defender Members
Michigan North Mississippi Rural Legal Services New Hampshire
Center for Civil Justice University of Mississippi School of Law Criminal
Disabilities Rights Center, Inc.
Christian Legal Aid of Southeast Michigan Appeals Clinic
Legal Advice and Referral Center
Lakeshore Legal Aid New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Inc.
Legal Aid & Defender Association of Detroit Federal Missouri New Hampshire Public Defender
Defender Office CASA Project of Jackson County
Legal Aid & Defender Association of Detroit State Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry New Jersey
Defender Division Christian Legal Aid of St. Louis, Inc.
Legal Aid & Defender Association, Inc. Civil Law Group Association for Children of New Jersey Children’s Legal
Great Rivers Environmental Law Center
Legal Services of Northern Michigan, Inc. Resource Center
Legal Advocates for Abused Women
Legal Services of South Central Michigan, Inc. Burlington County Bar Association Lawyer Referral
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
Michigan Indian Legal Services, Inc. Service
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc.
Michigan Legal Services Camden Center for Law and Social Justice
Legal Services of Southern Missouri
State Appellate Defender Office, State of Michigan Catholic Community Services/Roman Catholic
Missouri State Public Defender System
Thomas M. Cooley Law School Innocence Project Archdiocese of Newark
OWL Pension Benefits Project
University of Michigan Student Legal Services Section Catholic Family & Community Services; Diocese of
University of Missouri at Kansas City Entrepreneurial
Western Michigan Legal Services Paterson NJ
Legal Services Clinic
Central New Jersey Legal Services
El Centro Hispanoamericano
Micronesia Montana Essex-Newark Legal Services
Micronesian Legal Services Corporation, Inc. Federal Defenders of Montana, Inc. International Institute of New Jersey
Missoula County Public Defender Law Project of AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey
Minnesota Montana Appellate Defender Office Legal Services Foundation of Essex County Volunteer
Montana Legal Services Association Lawyers for Justice Program
Arrowhead Lawyers Care - Volunteer Attorney Program
People’s Law Center Legal Services of New Jersey, Inc.
Centro Legal, Inc.
Yellowstone County Public Defender Legal Services of Northwest Jersey
Children’s Law Center of Minnesota
Middlesex County Bar Association
Nebraska New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc.
Northeast New Jersey Legal Services
Home Line Douglas County Public Defender’s Office
Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services, Inc.
Housing Access Center Hall County Public Defender
Partners for Women and Justice, Inc.
Indian Child Welfare Law Center Lancaster County Public Defender
Somerset County Bar Association
Judicare of Anoka County, Inc. Nebraska Legal Services
South Jersey Legal Services
Legal Aid Services of Northeastern Minnesota Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers
Legal Assistance of Washington County, Inc. Project
Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota Scotts Bluff County Public Defender New Mexico
Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance University of Nebraska Student Legal Services Advocacy, Inc.
Minnesota Civil Liberties Union Albuquerque Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Volunteer Nevada Associated Students of New Mexico State University -
Attorney Program Student Legal Aid Program
Neighborhood Justice Center, Inc. American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation
Law Access New Mexico
Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women Inc.
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Inc. Clark County Legal Services
New Mexico Christian Legal Aid, Inc.
Volunteer Lawyers Network, Ltd. Clark County Public Defender
New Mexico Legal Aid
Nevada Legal Services, Inc.
Pegasus Legal Services for Children
Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence
Mississippi State Bar of New Mexico Pro Bono & Referral Division
Nevada State Public Defender
Central Southwest Mississippi Legal Services Washoe County Senior Law Project
Mississippi Center for Justice Washoe Legal Services New York
Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project The Advocacy Center
NLADA Program and Chief Defender Members
Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers North Carolina Student Legal Services, Inc. The University of Toledo
CAMBA Legal Services Student Legal Services, Inc. Wright State University
Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.
Center for Seafarer’s Rights Seaman’s Church Institute Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Inc.
of NY & NJ
North Carolina Justice and Community Development
CUNY School of Law, Main Street Legal Services Oklahoma
Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society
Pisgah Legal Services Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City
Genesee County Public Defender
University Student Legal Services, North Carolina State Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
Goddard-Riverside Community Center West Side SRO
University Oklahoma Indigent Defense System
Tulsa County Bar Association
Hofstra University Law School Community Legal
Assistance Corporation North Dakota
Justice for Our Neighbors United Methodist Committee Legal Assistance of North Dakota, Inc. Oregon
on Relief North Dakota Legal Services 1000 Friends of Oregon
Lambda Legal State Bar Association of North Dakota Volunteer Center for Non Profit Legal Services, Inc.
Legal Aid for Broome and Chenango, Inc. Lawyer Program Lane County Law & Advocacy Center
The Legal Aid Society of New York University of North Dakota Legal Aid Association Lane County Legal Aid Service, Inc.
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. Legal Aid Services of Oregon Central Support Office
Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County Ohio Marion-Polk Legal Aid Service, Inc.
The Legal Connection Metropolitan Public Defender Services, Inc.
Legal Services for New York City Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE)
Oregonians in Action Legal Center
Legal Services of Central New York, Inc. Akron Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Southern Oregon Public Defender, Inc.
Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force, Inc. Ashtabula County Public Defender
Willamette University College of Law Clinical Law
Lincoln Square Legal Services, Inc. Fordham Law Clinic Belmont County Public Defender’s Office
Long Island Advocacy Center Herricks Community The Center for Student Advocacy
Center Christian Legal Service of Cleveland, Inc.
Community Legal Aid Services, Inc. Pennsylvania
Monroe County Legal Assistance
Morgan Stanley Volunteer Lawyers Equal Justice Foundation ACLU Foundation of Pennsylvania
NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. Fair Housing Opportunities of Northwest Ohio, dba Fair Allegheny County Bar Association Lawyer Referral
Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. Housing Center Service
National Employment Law Project, Inc. Franklin County Public Defender Allegheny County Mental Health Legal Services, Inc.
Neighborhood Defender Services, Inc. Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project Allegheny County Public Defender Office
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. Greene County Public Defender American Friends Service Committee
New York Law School Legal Services, Inc. Lake County Public Defenders Office Armstrong County Public Defender’s Office
New York State Defenders Association, Inc. Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Civil Division Beaver County Bar Association
Niagara County Legal Aid Society, Inc. Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Criminal Division Berks Women in Crisis
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp. Legal Aid Society of Columbus Bucks County Public Defender’s Office
Office of the Appellate Defender Legal Aid Society of Dayton, Inc. Centre County Public Defender’s Office
Pace University School of Law, John Jay Legal Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati Community Action Program, Inc. Domestic Violence
Services, Inc. Legal Defender Office of Summit County, Ohio, Inc. Legal Clinic
Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York Legal Services of Northwest Ohio (LSNO) Community Legal Services Inc.
Putnam County Legal Aid Society, Inc. Northeast Ohio Legal Services Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, Inc.
Southern Tier Legal Services Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Cumberland County Public Defender Office
Student Legal Services of the Student Association Ohio State Legal Services Association Dauphin County Bar Association Lawyer Referral
SUNY-Albany Ohio State University College of Law Clinical Programs Service
Sullivan Legal Aid Society Prison Reform Advocacy Center Defender Association of Philadelphia
Urban Justice Center PRO Seniors, Inc. Delaware County Public Defender
Westchester/Putnam Legal Services Student Legal Services, Inc. Bowling Green State Franklin County Public Defender Office
The Workplace Project University Huntingdon County Public Defender’s Office
Yeshiva University Cardozo Law School Clinics
NLADA Program and Chief Defender Members
Juniata County Court-Appointed Counsel University of South Carolina School of Law Clinical Multi Cultural Legal Center
KidsVoice Program Salt Lake Legal Defender Association
Lackawanna County Public Defender Office Weber County Public Defender Association
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania South Dakota
Lehigh County Public Defender
Dakota Plains Legal Services, Inc.
Lycoming County Public Defender Have Justice - Will Travel, Inc.
East River Legal Services
MidPenn Legal Services Legal Services Law Line of Vermont, Inc.
Lawrence County Public Defender
Monroe County Public Defender Vermont Law School South Royalton Legal Clinic
Minnehaha County Public Defender
Nationalities Service Center Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
Network of Victim Assistance Tennessee
North Penn Legal Services, Inc. Aging Services for the Upper Cumberlands, Inc.
Northampton County Public Defender’s Office Community Legal Center (AWA Family Mediation Legal Services of the Virgin Islands
Northwestern Legal Services Center)
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Federal Defender Services Of Eastern Tennessee, Inc. Virginia
Pennsylvania Legal Services Legal Aid of East Tennessee
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Virginia
Philadelphia Legal Assistance Center Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the
Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. Harrisonburg Office
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program Cumberlands
Boat People S.O.S., Inc
SafeNet - Domestic Violence Safety Network, Inc. Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Schuylkill Women in Crisis Nashville Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
The Community Tax Law Project
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid Society Southeast Tennessee Legal Services
Fairfax Bar Foundation
Washington County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services
Greater Richmond Bar Foundation
Service Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference
Just Neighbors Ministry, Inc.
Westmoreland Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service Tennessee Fair Housing Council
Legal Aid Justice Center
Westmoreland County Office of the Public Defender Tennessee Justice Center, Inc.
Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley
Women’s Law Project University of Tennessee College of Law
Legal Services Corporation of Virginia
YWCA of Greater Harrisburg Domestic Violence Legal Vanderbilt Legal Clinic
Legal Services of Eastern Virginia, Inc.
Clinic West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter Legal Services
Puerto Rico Texas Public Entity Risk Institute
Civil Action and Education Corporation ACLU of Texas Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Community Law Office, Inc. El Paso County Public Defender’s Office Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center
Legal Aid Society of Puerto Rico (Sociedad Para Houston Lawyer Referral Service, Inc. Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Asistencia Legal De P.R., Inc.) Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas Virginia Poverty Law Center, Inc.
Puerto Rico Legal Services, Inc. Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas Virginia Tech Student Legal Services
Lone Star Legal Aid Washington & Lee University Legal Practice Clinic
Rhode Island State Bar of Texas - Texas Lawyers Care
Texas Appleseed Foundation Washington
Office of the Public Defender of Rhode Island Texas Legal Services Center
Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc. Associated Counsel for the Accused
Texas Rural Legal Aid, Inc.
Roger Williams University School of Law Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law Clinic
Columbia Legal Services
University of Texas – Arlington, Attorney for the
South Carolina Colville Confederated Tribes Legal Office
The Defender Association
Charleston County Public Defender University of Texas School of Law Criminal Defense
Emergency Support Shelter Domestic Violence Legal
Defender Corporation of Greenville County Clinic
Dorchester County Public Defender Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington & Idaho
South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center Utah Howson Law Office
South Carolina Centers for Equal Justice Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake, Inc. King County Bar Foundation Community Legal Services
NLADA Program and Chief Defender Members
Law Advocates Washington State Bar Association Access To Justice Center on Fathers, Families, and Public Policy
Legal Foundation of Washington Board Federal Defender Services of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc.
Lewis County Bar Legal Aid Whatcom County Public Defender Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.
North Columbia Community Action Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Inc.
Northwest Defenders Association People Against Domestic Abuse
Northwest Health Law Advocate West Virginia Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Wisconsin State Public Defender
ACLU of West Virginia
Northwest Justice Project ChildLaw Services, Inc.
Northwest Women’s Law Center Legal Aid of West Virginia Wyoming
Skagit County Community Action Agency Volunteer West Virginia Public Defender Corp. 1st Judicial Circuit University of Wyoming Legal Services and Defender
Lawyer Program West Virginia Public Defender Corp. 7th Judicial Circuit Aid Programs
Snohomish County Legal Services West Virginia Senior Legal Aid, Inc. Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and
Snohomish County Public Defender Association
Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons
Wisconsin Wyoming Legal Services
Spokane County Counsel for Defense
TeamChild Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, Inc.
Union Gospel Mission Legal Services Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse, Inc.
Washington Defender Association
Washington Forest Law Center
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A Vincent Aprile of Louisville, Kentucky, joined the Kentucky Department of Public
Andrea Agloro is executive director of Sonoma County Legal Aid in northern Advocacy, the state public defender program, in June 1973 and from 1982 through
1999 served as its general counsel. Aprile is now senior litigator with the
California. She has worked in legal aid for more than 30 years. She is a member of
Department’s Capital Post-Conviction Branch and is currently a member of NLADA’s
the State Bar of California's Standing Committee on the Delivery
Defender Policy Group.
of Legal Services and vice president of the Legal Aid Association of California.
John B. Arango is executive director of New Mexico Legal Aid. Before taking this
Rima J. Alaily is an associate of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, LLP, in Seattle
position, he had been a management consultant for legal aid programs for nearly 30
received her JD from Harvard Law School and an AB in public policy from Brown
years. His specialty was helping legal aid programs develop long terms plans address-
University. Since joining Heller Ehrman in 1999, she has actively provided pro bono
ing critical community needs. He also helped states develop systems for providing
services focused on family law, with a particular emphasis on cases involving domes-
comprehensive, coordinated civil legal services. Since 1993, he has been a member
tic violence and/or child abuse.
of the Management Information Exchange team that trains new executive directors of
civil legal services programs.
Susan Alexander has had a 27-year career as an attorney. She has taught in two
law schools and provided extensive training and supervision to lawyers and court per- Ramon Arias is the executive director of Bay Area Legal Aid and a board member of
sonnel. Alexander most recently worked with the tribes on the Olympic Peninsula in
the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation. He is past board chair of the
Washington State. She currently serves in a number of capacities: as the
National Legal Aid & Defender Association and a former member of the ABA
attorney/youth advocate for the Lower Elwah Advocacy Program, as the ICWA attor-
Commission on Loan Repayment and Forgiveness.
ney for the Quileute Indian Child Welfare Program and as an appellate judge for the
Suquamish Tribal Court.
Elizabeth Arledge is the director of communications at NLADA. Her 17 years of com-
munications and marketing experience include message research and development,
Bonnie Allen is the executive director of Just Neighbors Ministry, Inc. in Arlington,
internal organizational research, media outreach, creation of public education materi-
Virginia, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Allen previously served as direc-
als and technical assistance tools, Web site production and providing communications
tor of outreach and community support for the NLADA, where she also co-directed the
planning assistance to national nonprofits and community-based organizations.
OSI-funded Project for the Future of Equal Justice, a joint initiative of NLADA and the
Center for Law and Social Policy. Allen continues to consult for NLADA. Prior to joining
Jonathan D. Asher is the executive director of Colorado Legal Services. He served
the NLADA staff in 1998, she directed the ABA Center for Pro Bono in Chicago. She
as staff attorney, as supervisory attorney and then as both supervisory attorney and
is a graduate of the University of Florida School of Law.
director of program litigation. He was senior staff counsel with the Colorado Coalition
of Legal Services Programs (the Colorado State Support Program)before he assumed
Thom Allena is the managing partner of Innovations in Justice, a consulting firm dedi-
a position with the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver. Asher is a graduate of
cated to collaborative leadership and innovative organizational practices within justice
Harvard Law School.
systems across the country. Allena is also the managing partner of Restorative
Resources, a consulting firm that creatively applies restorative justice principles and
practices to organizations and communities in addressing harmful incidents and issues. B
Since 1973, Allena has worked for and with defender offices bringing creative sentenc- Simmie Baer, a 1983 Reginald Herber Smith Poverty fellow, has been the supervis-
ing and organizational development approaches and is currently on faculty at the ing attorney of the juvenile division at the Public Defender Association for 13 years
University of New Mexico-Taos where he teaches community and restorative justice. and with the office for 17 years. Baer is the co-creator of the TeamChild project,
which successfully blends criminal and civil legal services in the representation of juve-
Mary Elizabeth Anderson is the supervising attorney and director of the Legal Aid nile offenders. In addition, Baer is the regional coordinator for the National Juvenile
Society MICA Project in New York City. She has worked with the Society’s criminal Defender Center’s Northwest Region. Washington Law and Politics recently named
defense division since 1990, concentrating her practice on the representation of per- Baer one of the best lawyers in the state. She also was awarded the William O.
sons with mental health impairments for the past seven years. She also serves on Douglas Freedom and Justice Award from the Washington Association of Criminal
the board of trustees for the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights, Queens. Defense Lawyers.
Karla M. Andreu joined New York State Defender Association, in 2003, as an organ- Brian Baker is a staff attorney with the Juvenile Rights Project (JRP), Inc. in
izer to work with client communities in a statewide campaign to reform New York’s Portland, Oregon, coordinating education advocacy services, which include the devel-
public defense system. She has a bachelor’s degree in international business from opment of extensive special education training materials for parents and advocates,
Georgetown University and an MPA from the City University of New York. Andreu has and providing training statewide to foster/adopted parents, DHS caseworkers, CASA
spent her short yet intense career serving low-income communities in Puerto Rico and
the United States.
staff, juvenile court counselors/probation officers, attorneys and judges and juvenile Martha Bergmark is president of the Mississippi Center for Justice, a nonprofit, pub-
department directors. lic interest law firm created in 2002 to advance racial and economic justice in
Mississippi. Bergmark previously served as the NLADA senior vice president for pro-
Steven R. Banks serves as the associate attorney-in-charge of The Legal Aid Society grams; director of the NLADA/CLASP Project for the Future of Equal Justice; and presi-
in New York City. He previously served as the deputy attorney-in-charge for the dent and executive vice president of the Legal Services Corporation.
Society’s civil division. A long-time legal services lawyer, Banks has been the lead
counsel in the Society’s landmark legal advocacy on behalf of homeless New Yorkers Gregory Berry is a member of the faculty of the Howard University School of Law,
since the 1980s. He is a coordinating attorney of Legal Aid’s Homeless Rights Project where he teaches courses in legal reasoning, research, writing, and appellate advoca-
and counsel to the Coalition for the Homeless. Banks is a graduate of the New York cy. At Howard, he pioneered the incorporation of information technology to reach and
University School of Law, and received his undergraduate degree from Brown teach students outside the classroom. He also designed, created, and maintains the
University. Law School’s Web site, which has attracted more than 2.1 million visitors since
Jennifer Bateman, a program analyst, is responsible for managing the statewide
Web site grants for the Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) program at the Legal Ellen Berz is an attorney with Wisconsin State Public Defender. She was a founding
Services Corporation. Over the past 11 years she has worked for the American board member of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a
Automobile Association, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and American Forests board member of the State Bar Criminal Law Section. She chairs the NLADA
in the areas of grant writing, volunteer management, special event coordination and Defender Policy Group and is a member of the American Council of Chief Defenders.
corporate sponsorship. Currently, she is an adjunct professor in the speech communi-
cation department at Northern Virginia Community College. She received her master’s Joseph J. Bevilacqua has 21 years of experience as state commissioner of mental
degree in public communication from American University in Washington, DC. health services in Rhode Island, Virginia and South Carolina. During that time, he
also served two terms as president of the National Association of State Mental Health
Patricia Bath, a 25-year veteran, is the director of public information at The Legal Aid Program Directors. After leaving government service, Bevilacqua worked as the direc-
Society in New York City. Prior to joining the Legal Aid Society she was a reporter tor of state initiatives at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. He began his
and then assistant city editor for The Chicago Tribune, with an emphasis on investiga- career in the Army as a social work officer.
tions, social services and political reporting. Bath was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize
in 1971 for her disclosures about the health care crisis among Chicago’s black infants Steve Binder is a deputy public defender in San Diego, California, and founder of the
and children. Homeless Court Program. Binder also serves on the American Bar Association
Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. He is the recipient of numerous awards,
Michele Benedetto is an Equal Justice Works fellow at the Legal Aid Society of San including The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans “Unsung Hero Award” in
Diego, where she created the Youth Outreach Project serving emancipated youth and 2000.
youth aging out of foster care. Through outreach clinics in drop-in centers and soup
kitchens, the project provides direct civil legal services and connects youth at risk to Michael Blau is the program-wide managing attorney for Legal Services of South
pro bono attorneys for mentoring relationships and expansive legal services. The proj- Central Michigan in Ann Arbor. Previously, Blau was director of litigation for Legal Aid
ect also engages in policy advocacy. of Central Michigan where he directed the clinical externship programs for Detroit
College of Law at Michigan State University and Thomas Cooley law schools. Blau
Laurence A. Benner, a former chief public defender and NLADA director of Defender was instrumental in developing a new lawyer-assisted Access To Justice Center in
Services, is currently professor of law and managing director of criminal justice pro- Lansing and has substantial experience in developing lawyer-assisted pro se initiatives.
grams at California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, which has established the
Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy ( ICDA), the California Innocence Project, the Ray Bollinger is the director of technology for Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET).
National Trial Skills Academy, CWSL’s Bail Project, the San Diego Search Warrant LAET is a LSC-funded program, and is comprised of six offices serving 26 counties.
Project and awards an L.L.M Degree in Federal Criminal Defense Advocacy. Bollinger manages the day-to-day operations of all systems, networks, databases and
infrastructure related projects for LAET.
Ann Benson has been practicing immigration law since 1991. She is currently the
directing attorney for the Washington Defenders’ Immigration Project. Prior to this, Gordon Bonnyman co-founded Tennessee Justice Center in 1996 and serves as its
Benson was the legal director at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Seattle executive director. The TJC was established to advocate on behalf of poor Tennesseans
where she represented clients before the INS, the immigration courts, and the federal in areas of public policy having the greatest impact on their health and welfare, by
district and circuit courts. She also served as the director of the Immigration Clinic at means affording clients the opportunity to make their own voices heard and with meth-
the University of Washington School of Law. ods emphasizing collaboration across lines of race, class and generation. Before work-
ing at TJC, Bonnyman served as a legal services attorney for 23 years.
Robert C. Boruchowitz has been the director of The Defender Association, since C
1978, the largest defender office in Washington, just completing 20 years as the Leticia Camacho, a staff attorney, with the Northwest Justice Project, represents bat-
founding president. Boruchowitz has extensive trial and appellate practice experience
tered immigrant women and children as part of the Domestic Violence Community
that includes arguing Seling v. Young in the U.S. Supreme Court, which challenged
Legal Project. She received a masters degree in Latin American studies from the
the constitutionality of the implementation of the Washington sex offender commit-
University of Texas and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin.
ment law. He established his office’s Racial Disparity Project and Death Penalty
Assistance Center, and is certified to handle capital appeal and post-conviction cases. Bob Capistrano is the director of advocacy, training and evaluation for Bay Area Legal
This year he is a Soros Senior Fellow, working to improve access to counsel in misde- Aid, headquartered in Oakland, California. A legal services lawyer since graduating
meanor cases. from Hastings College of the Law in 1976, his interest in Section 1983 was sparked
by repeated run-ins with the local housing authority and social services department.
Jacquelynne J. Bowman, deputy director of Greater Boston Legal Services, is respon-
sible for supervision and training, among other administrative duties. She has prac- Stephen Carpenter has been a staff attorney at the Farmers’ Legal Action Group
ticed in the area of family and juvenile law for more than 20 years. Bowman is a since 1993. His work has emphasized disaster assistance, general debtor-creditor law
member of the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence and serves on various state and Farm Service Agency lending, contract production, sustainable and organic agri-
commissions and local bar association committees. She also is the chair of the MIE culture, direct farmer marketing and discrimination in agricultural lending.
Catherine C. Carr is the executive director of Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS).
Katherine Brady is a senior staff attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in Carr served as a staff attorney at CLS for eleven years before becoming director, spe-
San Francisco. She is the principal author of the book California Criminal Law and cializing in public benefits case litigation, including access to welfare, Social Security,
Immigration and co-author of Chapter 48 in the CEB manual California Criminal Law and Medicaid. Carr received her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of
— Procedure and Practice. She argued the Ninth Circuit case Lujan-Armendariz v. Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review and her B.A.
INS, resulting in a holding that deferred adjudication or expungement will eliminate a cum laude from Yale University, and clerked for the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro of
first conviction for simple possession of a controlled substance. She has just complet- the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
ed work on the Internet-accessible “Quick Reference Chart and Notes on Immigration
Consequences of California Convictions.” David Carroll is the director of research & evaluations for the NLADA defender legal
services division. Carroll has directed numerous standards-based assessments of indi-
Robert M. Brenner has served as executive director of Southwestern Pennsylvania gent defense systems on behalf of NLADA, including: Venango County (Franklin), PA;
Legal Services, a partner program of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Consortium, Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada; Avoyelles Parish (Marksville), Louisiana; Santa
since 1974. He has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh Clara County (San Jose), California; and, the State of Montana. He co-authored a
School of Law since 1987. He has developed a number of innovative approaches to report for the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice on the impact
case delivery, most recently the “comprehensive assessment/action” initiative in of standards on indigent defense services nationwide and provided on-site technical
2002. assistance in Maryland, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Texas.
Dennis P. Carroll is the assistant supervisor for the sex offender commitment division
Lisa Brodoff is a clinical law professor at Seattle University School of Law, where she
at the Seattle-King County Public Defender Association. His practice has focused
teaches courses and clinics in Elder Law, Administrative Law, Trusts and Estates, and
exclusively on sexually violent predator cases since 1997. He has served on the
Special Education. Prior to her teaching position, she was the chief administrative law
Washington State Senate Judicial Subcommittee Working Group on Sexual Offenders,
judge for the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings, chief review judge
the subcommittee on sexually violent predator cases for the Washington Pattern
for the Department of Social and Health Services, and a staff attorney at Puget Sound
Instruction Committee, and the Secure Placement Advisory Committee for the
Legal Assistance Foundation (now Columbia Legal Services) for 13 years. Brodoff is
Department of Social and Health Services. Carroll is a graduate of Hastings College of
also a tribal court judge for the Northwest Intertribal Court System.
Law and of Boston College.
Ed Burnette is the chief defender of the Cook County Public Defender’s Office.
Judge Patricia Clark was appointed to serve as a King County Superior Court Judge
Ira A. Burnim is the legal director of the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for where she presided over both criminal and civil cases in 1998. Judge Clark currently
Mental Health Law in Washington, D.C. He has represented thousands of adults and serves as the chief judge of Juvenile Court for King County Superior Court. She also
children with mental disorders in class action suits around the nation. He is also chairs the Disproportionality Committee’s (adult and juvenile) for the King County
active in Supreme Court cases, spearheading the disability community’s efforts in Regional Law Safety and Justice Committee, and the Racial Disparity in Dependency
Olmstead, representing the plaintiffs in Garrett, and playing a coordinating role in committee. Judge Clark obtained a JD and a Masters in Public Administration from
Hason, Williams, Echezabal, Gorman and Frew. the University of Washington in 1987.
Cait Clarke directs the National Defender Leadership Institute (NDLI) at NLADA. Prior Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington (summa cum laude) and a graduate
to joining NLADA, Clarke was with Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s of the University of Notre Dame (cum laude).
Program in Criminal Justice, Policy and Management, where she directed a Bureau of
Justice grant to sponsor the “Executive Session on Public Defense.” She holds a Martha Coven is senior legislative counsel at the Center on Budget and Policy priori-
S.J.D. from Harvard Law School. ties. Where she serves as the lead lobbyist on welfare, housing and unemployment
insurance and assists on federal budgets and tax policy. Her prior experience includes
Julia Parsons Clarke is a partner and pro bono coordinator at the Seattle office of five years on Capitol Hill, four of them spent working for the House leadership on a
Perkins Coie LLP. She served as law clerk to the Honorable Stephen McNamee, variety of domestic policy issues. She has also worked for Consumers Union. Coven
United States District Court, before joining Perkins Coie LLP. Parsons-Clarke is a 1992 holds a J.D. from Yale Law Law School.
graduate of Georgetown University Law School.
Ayn Crawley directs the Maryland Legal Assistance Network (MLAN), which is creat-
Martha Cohen is a Washington State Court Certified Spanish interpreter and the man- ing an integrated statewide system to serve low/moderate-income Marylanders via:
ager of the Office of Interpreter Service for King County Superior Court. She has pro- a centralized intake and referral system; expansion of the People’s Law Library legal
vided instruction to interpreters and bilingual staff as part of interpreter training pro- information public access Web site; a password-protected public interest Web site for
grams at Seattle University, Seattle Central Community College, Bellevue Community advocates; and a Pro Se Support Project. She was the 2001 recipient of the National
College and a number of community-based organizations serving immigrants. She is Legal Aid & Defender Association’s annual Innovations in Equal Justice award.
a national consultant on court-based interpreter programs and has presented informa-
tion on how to work with interpreters at state and local trainings for judges, public David Cruickshank is an academic at the University of British Columbia and Calgary
defenders and pro bono attorneys. She is a recipient of the 2002 award from the in the constitutional and administrative law fields. In addition to conducting profes-
King County Office of Civil Rights for outstanding work in ensuring accessibility of sional training for clients, Cruickshank is the director of professional development for
court service to people with disabilities. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York. He has trained lawyers and
judges internationally. Recently, he teamed up with the Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Robert Cohen is the executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County to study the training needs of city attorneys in New York, Washington and San
(LASOC). His work at LASOC has included the creation of the integrated three-tier Francisco.
service system, which includes a hotline, self-help services, and in-depth representa-
tion. This system dramatically expanded availability of legal services throughout D’Adre Cunningham is a staff attorney with the Defender Association (Seattle)
Orange and Southeast Los Angeles counties. Racial Disparity Project, working primarily on the RDP challenge to racial bias in
Seattle drug enforcement. She has represented juvenile and misdemeanor defen-
Grant Cope is an Equal Justice Works fellow and project attorney for the Seattle dants since August 2001. During law school she interned at the Federal Public
office of Earthjustice, a nonprofit public interest law firm with eight offices around the Defender for the Western District of Washington, and has also worked as a volunteer
country. Grant’s project at Earthjustice focuses on increasing the protections under with Mothers for Police Accountability and the National Lawyers Guild.
federal and state laws that regulate levels of exposure to pesticides for farmworkers
and their communities. He is a graduate of Northwestern School of Law. Jane Elizabeth Curran is the executive director of the Orlando-based Florida Bar
Foundation, which is the administrator of Florida’s Interest on Trust Accounts pro-
Barbara Corkrey is director of the overcoming barriers to employment/self-sufficien- gram. She joined the Foundation in June, 1982, having moved to Orlando from
cy project at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Specializing in driver’s license Washington, D.C. where she was the assistant director of the Consortium of
reinstatement issues, she trains private attorneys to provide advice at the Driver’s Universities of the District of Columbia. Prior to that, she served in several capacities
License Clinics she created and directs for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angles. including assistant to the executive director of the American Judicature Society in
Teresa Nesbitt Cosby currently serves as the executive director of The South
Carolina Centers for Equal Justice. Cosby graduated with a BA from Howard D
University and a JD form Howard University School of Law. She has served as
Greg Dallaire has been a leader in national, state and local organizations that build
assistant deputy attorney general for the State of South Carolina and she
political capital and financial support for legal services programs since becoming
clerked for United States Magistrate Judge William M. Catoe, Jr.
deputy director of the Legal Aid Society of Alameda County in 1967. He directed
Seattle Legal Services, Georgia Legal Services and Evergreen Legal Services. He also
Colleen Cotter is a consultant working with legal services programs, funders and
managed a national private law firm for sixteen years. He currently serves as vice-
equal justice partners. Cotter’s current projects include an evaluation of case man- chair of the Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and is active in the LAW Fund of
agement systems for Legal Aid of East Tennessee and research on outcomes and per- Washington and other public/non-profit organizations in the state.
formance measures for the Legal Services Corporation. She is a graduate of the
Lisa Daugaard is assistant deputy director at the Seattle/King County Defender Mark D. Edwards is the director of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation Juvenile
Association. She previously served as legal director for the Coalition for the Homeless Court Project, which serves approximately 2,500 clients annually in dependency and
and director of the Urban Justice Center Organizing Project, both in New York City. termination of parental rights cases in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, which encom-
Daugoard is a graduate of Yale Law School. passes the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area. He has also served on the Pennsylvania
Joint State Government Commission Task Force and Advisory Committee on Services
Deborah Del Prete Sullivan serves as legal counsel to the Office of Chief Public to Children and Youth Sub-Committee on Options Outside Placement. Edwards holds
Defender in Connecticut. As legal counsel, she also serves as the agency’s legislative a JD from the University of Toledo and an MSW from Washington University in St.
liaison to the legislature, the governor’s office and other state agencies. Del Prete Louis.
Sullivan is a member of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the Connecticut
Bar Association and the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Merf Ehman is a staff attorney at the King County Bar Association (KCBA). She
mentors attorneys who volunteer for the Housing Justice Project and other community
Ross Dolloff is executive director of Neighborhood Legal Services in Northeastern legal services programs. She conducts CLEs on landlord/tenant law, fair housing,
Massachusetts. Before joining NLS, he served as managing attorney of the Holyoke ethics, and oppression. Ehman received her JD, with a concentration in affordable
office of Western Massachusetts Legal Services and as a staff attorney with the Legal housing and community development, from the State University of New York School
Services Corporation of Alabama in its Selma office. of Law in Buffalo, New York.
Dennis Dorgan is the director of fundraising consulting services at Management Steven R. Eichholtz served nine years as a Marion County Superior Court Judge.
Information Exchange. In that capacity he has helped state and local legal aid pro- Appointed in 1991, he presided over the Mental Health Court, domestic violence
grams across the country with private bar campaigns and other resource development cases, criminal court and general civil jurisdiction. In 1995 as the co-presiding judge of
strategies. Dorgan is one of the founders of the national Legal Services Fundraising the court system, Eichholtz guided the merger of Indianapolis Municipal and Superior
Project and served as chair of the Board of Directors for three years. He has also Court System. From 1996 until he retired from the bench in 2000, he served as one
taught courses in human services administration for the past 20 years for of the three members of the Marion Superior Court’s Executive Committee. Eichholtz
Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. is now in private practice at Locke Reynolds in Indianapolis.
Neil Dudovitz is the executive director of Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles Carol Ellerby, a 25-year veteran practitioner, serves as a public defender with the
County. He received his JD from Northeastern University School of Law in 1973 and Seattle-King County Defender Association. She has worked in the Misdemeanor,
has spent all of his 30-year legal career as a legal services advocate. Dependency, Civil Commitment and now Felony Divisions. From July 2001 to
January 2003 she served as a defender in King County District Mental Health Court.
Gillian Dutton is the director of the Refugee & Immigrant Advocacy Project (RIAP), a For three years she has worked exclusively with clients who have a mental illness, in
University of Washington Law School Clinic based at the Northwest Justice Project, both civil and criminal arenas. Ellerby is a graduate of Lewis & Clark NW School of
which provides legal assistance to immigrants and refugees seeking public benefits Law in Portland, Oregon.
and naturalization assistance for elderly and disabled immigrants. Dutton has an MA
in Chinese history and is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of Susan M. Erlichman is director of operations for the Maryland Legal Services
California at Berkeley. Corporation (MLSC). Prior to joining MLSC, which administers the Maryland IOLTA
program and other legal services funding, she was the executive director of the Senior
E Citizen Judicare Project in Philadelphia, and also practiced law in Philadelphia with the
firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoades.
Robert Echols serves as a consultant and evaluator on a variety of projects for the
equal justice community, including the joint ABA-NLADA SPAN Project, which supports F
state access to justice partnerships, and the Hotline Outcomes Assessment Study. He
has been a staff attorney and managing attorney at New Haven Legal Assistance, Joan Fairbanks manages the Justice Programs Division for the Washington State Bar
senior legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Bruce Morrison, and special assis- Association, which includes staffing the Supreme Court-established Washington State
tant to LSC President Alex Forger. Access to Justice Board and the Bar’s Pro Bono and Legal Aid Committee. She previ-
ously served as a managing attorney of the Voluntary Legal Services Program of
Betsy Edwards is the director of the Virginia Indigent Defense Coalition. Previously, Northern California, staff attorney with Neighborhood Legal Services Program in
she worked in marketing for McGuire Woods LLP, served as president of Edwards Washington, DC, and as a staff attorney for the American Bar Association’s
Marketing and Public Relations, public relations director of the Virginia Department of Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly in Washington, DC.
Motor Vehicle and the Indiana Public Service Commission, and public information offi-
cer for the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Indiana Senate.
Francisca Fajana is a staff attorney with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute Judy Garlow is director of the Legal Services Trust Fund Program. A member of the
(MRLI), the statewide legal services support center. She directs the litigation, legisla- board of MIE, she recently completed a three-year term as a member of the American
tive and public policy advocacy of MLRI’s Minority Rights Project. For more than a Bar Association Commission on IOLTA, and is a past president of the National
year, the Criminal Offender Record Information Project, which she created, has been Association of IOLTA Programs.
instituting reforms to assist low-income ex-offenders in ameliorating the collateral civil
consequences of criminal records. Leslie Garrison is the supervisor of the Sex Offender Commitment Division at The
Defender Association in Seattle, Washington. Garrison has been representing men
Jean M. Faria is the assistant federal public defender for the Western and Middle detained under Washington’s sexually violent predator law since 1998. She also has
Districts of Louisiana. She also serves as Chair of the NLADA Board of Directors. served on the Judicial Screening Committee of the King County Bar, Juvenile Court
Steering Committee, and most recently, the WPIC subcommittee for sexually violent
Michael Figgins is the executive director of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. He has predator jury instructions. Garrison is a graduate of the University of Oregon School
conducted his entire professional career serving the legal needs of the poor in South of Law.
Dakota, Arizona, Nebraska & Florida. Figgins is a graduate of the School of Law at
Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Victor Geminiani serves as the executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
(LASH). Over the past 33 years he has served in a number of positions including as
Deborah Fleck is chief judge of King County Superior Court’s Regional Justice Center. southeast regional director for LSC, as a managing attorney with the Atlanta Legal Aid
She is immediate past president of WA State Superior Court Judges Association, mem- Society and the Georgia Legal Services Program, the director of litigation and law
ber of Board of Judicial Administration, chair of Workforce Diversity Subcommittee of reform at Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Legal Services and the executive director at
State Supreme Court Minority and Justice Commission, author of recent editorial on Western Massachusetts Legal Services, Florida Rural Legal Services and Legal Services
topic of disproportionality and application of drug laws. of Northern California. Geminiani is a founding board member and past president of
the Management Information Exchange.
David Fraley is a leader on behalf of clients in the Valley of the Sun community in
Maricopa County, Arizona. He is president of the Region VII Client Council and co- Richard Goemann is the executive director for Virginia’s Public Defender Commission.
president elect of the Community Legal Services Board of Directors. Previously, Goemann served as the Commission’s deputy director, as public defender
for the city and county of Fairfax and was an assistant and senior assistant public
Henry A. Freedman has served as executive director of the Welfare Law Center since defender in Alexandria. Prior to coming to Virginia, he was a staff attorney in the
1971. He has taught at Catholic University, Columbia and NYU Law Schools, and Criminal Division of the DC Law Students in Court Programs, where he was an adjunct
Columbia and Fordham Schools of Social Work. He entered legal services in the first professor and clinical supervisor for law students from George Washington and
class of Reginald Heber Smith Fellows in 1967. NLADA presented him with the Catholic University law schools. Goemann is on the board of directors for the Virginia
Reginald Heber Smith Award for Dedicated Service in 1981. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a co-founder and president of the
Virginia Indigent Defense Coalition.
Jennifer Friedman has been a deputy public defender for 17 years. She is currently
the forensic Science Coordinator and concurrently handles capital trial cases. She has Stan Goldman is the director of mental health litigation for the Massachusetts Public
tried over 150 jury trials. Many of the trials involved complex scientific issues including Defenders. He trains and supervises all defense attorneys in mental health and “sex-
DNA, pathology, and neuropsychology among others. She frequently lectures on the ually dangerous persons” proceedings, and trains and consults with criminal defense
subject of forensic science in the courtroom and in particular DNA in the courtroom. counsel. He is the author of many books and articles on mental health law, is a fre-
quent speaker at legal conferences, and serves on NLADA’s Defender Policy Group.
Kimberly Gordon is a supervising attorney in the misdemeanor division of The
Jesse Gaines is the CEO of Legal Aid Of NorthWest Texas. This program is a result of
Defender Association of Seattle. In her present capacity, she represents the office on
the merger of West Texas Legal Services and Legal Services Of North Texas. The pro-
policy matters with the courts and works with the staff attorneys in all facets of mis-
gram serves 114 counties in North West Texas, one of the largest pro bono programs
demeanor practice, including a high volume of domestic violence cases. Previously,
in the nation. The program also has 14 offices with the administrative office located
she was employed at the Washington Appellate Project handling felony appeals.
in Arlington, Texas.
Deborah Gardner serves as legal director of the Public Justice Center. Before that Jonathan E. Gradess is executive director of the New York State Defenders
she worked in poverty law at the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. in Maryland for more than Association. The Association administers the Public Defense Backup Center, providing
15 years; first as a staff attorney and then as the Chief Attorney of its Midwestern direct services to the state’s more than 5,000 public defense attorneys and advocat-
Maryland office in Frederick. She also worked at the Massachusetts Law Reform ing on behalf of their clients.
Institute. Gardner is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.
Chip Gray serves as project director of South Brooklyn Legal Services (SBLS), which Hilary Han is a graduate of New York University School of Law and an attorney at
is a plaintiff in Dobbins v. LSC. Gray hold an LL.B. from Harvard and an LL.M. from Dobrin & Han, a Seattle immigration law firm. The firm represents non-citizens facing
NYU, where he was a fellow in the Hays Civil Liberties Program. removal before administrative tribunals and the federal courts, as well as immigrants
seeking asylum, lawful permanent residence, and naturalization. Han also advises
Steve Gray is with the Legal Services Technology Network. After 15 years in legal aid criminal attorneys on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.
that includes stints as a staff attorney, manager of a state support office (Michigan
Poverty Law Program, program and statewide tech, Gray now manages LStech.Org, Deborah G. Hankinson is in private practice in Dallas, Texas. She also serves on the
a Web portal to technology services and information tailored to a legal aid audience. Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation and the Texas Access to Justice Commission.
She is a visiting Professor of Law at the SMU Deedman School of Law. From 1997-
Daniel L. Greenberg is the president, attorney-in-chief and CEO of The Legal Aid 2002 she served as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas. During this period she
Society of New York City, the nation’s oldest and largest private-public service law was a leader in the effort to create the Texas Access to Justice Commission and
firm. Prior to that, he was director of clinical programs at Harvard Law School from served as its first Vice-Chair. She is a member of the ABA Standing Committee on
1987-1994. A long-time advocate of legal services for the poor, he spent 16 years Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID) and a member of the Board of Directors
as an attorney with MFY Legal Services in New York City before going to Harvard. of the Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation
Maya Grosz is the supervising attorney of the civil team at Neighborhood Defender Patricia M. Hanrahan first worked at LSC in 1980, then again in 1995, and
Service of Harlem, which represents clients in a range of civil matters that are collater- rejoined the Corporation in 1998, moving from program counsel to her current posi-
al to its clients’ criminal cases, and specializes in child protective proceedings, police tion of special counsel to the vice president for programs during the past five years.
misconduct civil rights cases, and housing matters. Grosz is a graduate of New York Among her current responsibilities is coordination of LSC’s diversity and leadership ini-
University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden Scholar, a distinction conferred tiative, including LSC guidance on providing civil legal services to persons with limited
for commitment to public interest law and academic excellence. English proficiency.
James Grow is staff attorney at the National Housing Law Project. Since 1980, he Marshall Hartman is currently teaching at IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law and at the
has worked with tenant organizations and legal advocates on federal housing pro- University of Illinois in Chicago. He is the former deputy defender for the Capital
gram policy development, training and implementation, in the judicial, legislative and Litigation Division of the Illinois State Appellate Defender, and the former chief defend-
administrative forums. He is also author of numerous books and articles and a fre- er of Lake County, Illinois. He has lectured and published widely and is a co-author of
quent speaker on affordable housing issues. the Constitutional Criminal Procedure Handbook. He has also filed several amicus
briefs as well as petitioner’s briefs in three cases in the US Supreme Court.
Alex Gulotta is the director of the Legal Aid Justice Center in Virginia.
Marion Hathaway serves as chairperson of the Client Advisory Board of the New
H York State Defenders Association (NYSDA). For more than 30 years, Hathaway has
been a client advocate in the Harlem community of New York City. Between 1976
Marlene Halpern supervises The Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Program, spanning all and 1996 she served as a client representative on the board of the Harlem
practice areas affecting low-income clients in New York City. Halpern has spoken and Association of Rights, Inc. (now Harlem Legal Services, Inc.).
written extensively on the nexus between domestic violence and child abuse/neglect,
presenting on this topic, and others at past NLADA conferences. She coauthored, George Hausen is the executive director of Legal Aid of North Carolina, a statewide
“Filling the Gaps: Domestic Violence and Child Welfare Advocacy,” Clearing House LSC-funded program.
Review, 2001. Prior to working for the Legal Aid Society, Halpern was the family
law coordinator for Legal Services for New City and a senior welfare policy analyst Louise Hayes is a staff attorney with Community Legal Services, Inc.’s (Philadelphia)
with Children’s Defense Fund -NY.
public benefits unit. She has particular interests in food stamps, child care subsidies,
welfare-to-work programs, and fraud investigations. Since 2001, she has also
Gabrielle Hammond is the project director for the National Technology Assistance worked part-time as a consultant for the Food Research and Action Center in
Project, a project of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Lone Star Legal Aid. Washington, DC, writing on food stamp issues.
Jamie Odle Hamon is executive director of Kentucky’s Access to Justice Foundation, Christie Hedman has been executive director of the Washington Defender Association
which provides coordination and support for legal aid and volunteer lawyer programs, (WDA) since 1989. WDA is a professional association and resource center for public
facilitates and evaluates state planning activities, and engages in fundraising for civil defenders in Washington state and has approximately 750 statewide members.
legal aid at the state level. WDA provides training, consultation and resource assistance to indigent defense
providers with funding through a state training grant and a federal Byrne Grant.
Janet Helson is the regional director of Columbia Legal Services’ King County office. mote civil rights and racial justice issues within the legal aid community; collabora-
Since joining Columbia as a staff attorney in 1992, she has focused on family law, tions across legal aid, civil rights, racial justice and community based organizations;
with a particular emphasis on cases involving domestic violence and/or child abuse. community problem solving approaches to advocacy; and leadership training consis-
She has been involved in numerous interstate cases and has taught and consulted tent with the values of the Project.
extensively on domestic violence issues in family law, jurisdictional issues including
the UCCJEA, and child relocation issues. She participated in the drafting of Kathleen Hopkins is the chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the ABA Business Law
Washington State’s Relocation Act. She received her JD from Boalt Hall (UC Section. She is also a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono. When
Berkeley) School of Law and her A.B. in government from Harvard/Radcliffe. she is not serving as a volunteer attorney, Hopkins practices business law with the
Real Properties Law Group in Seattle.
Michael Hertz is the co-founder and executive director of Pro Bono Net. Hertz began
developing Pro Bono Net under an Individual Project Fellowship from the Open Donald Horowitz, a 40-year activist in the justice system, works to improve the qual-
Society Institute in 1998. The mission of Pro Bono Net is to increase access to justice ity and delivery of justice. He is currently chair of the Access to Justice Technology Bill
for poor and moderate income people and other vulnerable populations through inno- of Rights Committee of the Washington State Access to Justice Board, the committee
vative use of technology, increased participation by volunteers and better collaboration charged with assuring that new and developing technologies serve as a pathway
among nonprofit legal organizations working on similar issues. Hertz holds a JD rather than as a barrier to access to the justice system for all persons. In addition, he
from Columbia University Law School, an MA in history from the University of Chicago currently serves on the advisory board of the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce and
and a BSFS from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Technology at the University of Washington Law School, the Access to Justice Institute
of Seattle University School of Law, and the University of Washington Information
Jack Hill serves as the director of the Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel School. Horowitz is a former superior court judge in the State of Washington. He
(DAC), an executive department of Pierce County government responsible for the holds a LLB from Yale Law School.
delivery of indigent defense services in Pierce County including superior court (felony,
civil commitment, juvenile delinquency, and juvenile dependency proceedings); district Bonnie Rose Hough serves as the committee counsel to the Judicial Council’s Task
court; municipal courts for Tacoma, Fife, Ruston, Fircrest; and civil legal services to res- Force on Self-represented Litigants. She is a supervising attorney with the Administrative
idents of Western State Hospital. Hill has been instrumental in shaping DAC’s mixed Office of the Court’s Center for Families, Children & the Courts. The focus of her work is
delivery system utilizing local bar association private attorneys and a large defender on helping courts meet the needs of self-represented litigants. She also serves as vice
office; in implementation of the Pierce County Drug Court; and implementation of chair of the California State Bar’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services
Breaking the Cycle, Dependency Drug Court, and Methamphetamine Family Services and is a fellow with the Harvard Law School’s Bellow-Sachs project.
in Pierce County.
Alan Houseman is director of the Center for Law and Social Policy. He has worked in
Myra Hindus is the director of the Massachusetts Legal Services Diversity Coalition, a civil legal assistance and on anti-poverty issues since 1966. He was a Reginald Heber
project of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation. She has worked on diver- Smith Fellow in Detroit, founded and directed Michigan Legal Services, established
sity issues for 25 years. Prior to working for legal services, she directed women’s pro- and directed the Research Institute at LSC and was on the board and chair of the Civil
grams in higher education for 20 years at three universities; UMass/Amherst, Committee of NLADA.
Princeton, and the University of Connecticut. She also works as a freelance consult-
ant on diversity issues and sexual harassment. I
Bruce Iwasaki is the executive director of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
Monica Holman serves as program counsel with Legal Service Corporation (LSC).
Before assuming that position in 1997, Bruce worked for 12 years as a legal services
She is responsible for the LSC Resource Initiative, which includes a Web site dedicated
attorney and nine years in private practice handing complex business litigation. He is
to innovative practices and noteworthy techniques in civil legal aid. Prior to working
a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, and
at LSC, Holman served as deputy director of AmeriCorps.
the boards of the National Center on Poverty Law and the Management Information
Phyllis Holmen is the executive director of Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP).
Serving 154 counties in the largest state east of the Mississippi River, GLSP has a
long commitment to CED practice and has developed a strategic plan to expand
resources and pro bono lawyers. Lori James-Monroe is the past national president of National Association of
Sentencing Advocates. She is a a mitigation specialist in Baltimore Maryland and has
Camille D. Holmes is a senior staff attorney at the Center for Law and Social Policy provided expert services and testimony in over 25 death penalty and felony murder
(CLASP) and Senior Counsel to the Project for the Future of Equal Justice, a joint proj- cases throughout the country. She resides in Maryland daughter Maya and godchild,
ect of CLASP and NLADA. She works with local and national organizations to pro- FeLize.
Luis C. Jaramillo is the deputy director of California Rural Legal Assistance Corp. in Wilhelm H. Joseph, Jr. has served as executive director of the Legal Aid Bureau of
San Francisco, California. Maryland since 1996. Previously, he was director of the legal support unit at Legal
Services for New York City. A law graduate of the University of Mississippi and
Rick Jensen is the manager of the Multnomah County JDAI Project, a position he has Harvard’s JFK School of Government, Joseph was recently named chair of the Legal
held since December 1993. This project fits well with his history at the Multnomah Services Project Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation.
County Juvenile Justice Division, where Rick developed alternatives to detention such
as the Early Service and Intervention alcohol and drug services Program for which the K
County received the National Association of counties award for best new program Patricia Kaplan started at New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc. as a staff
model. He has served on many boards and committees such as The Portland House
attorney in 1978, became a managing attorney in 1982, then executive director in
of Umoja Steering Committee, the Hispanic Round Table, the African America Health
1991. She has done extensive training with MIE, including New Executive Directors,
Coalition and the North East Rescue Plan Action Committee.
Managers in the Middle and Supervising Legal Work.
Claudia Johnson is a supervising attorney for Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal
Jeffrey Kastner is the managing attorney of the Housing/Consumer Unit for
Services. She oversees intake and the landlord-tenant project. Johnson has signifi-
Community Legal Services in Phoenix. Kastner previously served as executive direc-
cant experience with this well-established program that has been a model for the
tor of two California legal services programs, and has worked in legal services for over
comprehensive legal/social service.
12 years. He is a member of the California and Arizona bar associations and current-
ly serves on the Arizona Statewide Web site Committee. Kastner holds a JD and a
Justice Earl Johnson, Jr., immediate past chair of the California Commission on
MBA from the University of California-Los Angeles.
Access to Justice, is an associate justice on Division 7. He has served on the Judicial
Ethics Committee and Appellate Courts Committee of the California Judges Melvin E. Kenny is a social work assistant with the MICA Project Queens team of the
Association, the board of the Continuing Judicial Studies Program, as president of the
Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division in New York City. He has been with the
National Equal Justice Library, chair of the State Bar’s Access to Justice Working
Legal Aid Society for over a decade, first as a paralegal specializing in mental health
Group, and chair of the Advisory Research Committee of the Fellows of the American
matters. Kenny is currently completing the requirements to become a certified alcohol
Bar Foundation. Prior to his appointment as judge, he worked 20 years as a federal
and substance abuse counselor in New York State.
prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Organized Crime and Racketeering
Section, a legal services lawyer and eventually director of the nation’s Legal Services
Darryl King is founder and director of Developing Justice in South Brooklyn, a project
Program for poor people, and a professor of law at the University of Southern
devoted to helping ex-offenders reintegrate into their community. He was formerly
incarcerated and served 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. King is a
member of the Client Advisory Board of the New York State Defenders Association.
Lillian Johnson is the executive director of Community Legal Services in Phoenix.
She serves as a member of the NLADA Board of Directors, convenor of the African
Joan Kleinberg is currently on the management team at the Northwest Justice
American Project Directors Association, and president-elect of the Organization of
Project (NJP) where she oversees CLEAR, a statewide centralized telephone service
Nonprofit Executives (ONE) in Arizona.
delivery system to handle intake, advice, brief service, referral functions, private attor-
ney involvement and an assortment of other tasks. After graduation from the
Cynthia E. Jones is a professor at American University’s Washington College of Law
University of Connecticut Law School in 1976, Kleinberg worked as a research associ-
and member of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants.
ate at California Indian Legal Services and then as a staff attorney in Evergreen Legal
She also has served as director of the Washington D.C. Public Defender Service.
Services’ Yakima field office and in the Senior Citizens’ Unit in Seattle.
Michele Jones is a statewide advocacy coordinator at Columbia Legal Services, a
Amy Kraatz is an advocate with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), a
statewide staffed legal services program. Jones started her legal career as a staff
non-profit legal services office that provides legal representation and community educa-
attorney at Evergreen Legal Services and then served as a faculty member at the
tion to low-income refugees and immigrants in Washington State.
University of Washington School of Law in the clinical law program for eight years.
There she became the founding director of the University of Washington School of
Margaret Kreitzer is a social worker in the Offender Rehabilitation Division of the
Law Child Advocacy Clinic. Jones has served on the Washington State Access to
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Her work experience includes
Justice Board for five years and recently completed a term as chair of the board.
defender advocacy, forensic, mental health and dispute resolution. She also serves as
an adjunct professor in the Juvenile Justice Clinic of Georgetown University School of
Elaine Kurtz is currently the director of development for The Legal Aid Society in New Daniela Letz, CSWA, is the advocacy services coordinator at the Sexual Assault
York City. Her background includes extensive experience in human resources and Resource Center in Portland, Oregon. Letz has worked in the field of interpersonal
budget management, and in general operations. Kurtz is a graduate of the University violence for the past nine years. An accomplished presenter, she conducts trainings
of Maryland School of Law, with an undergraduate degree from Indiana University. and workshops in the area of sexual assault. Letz is also an elected member of the
Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Taskforce.
Diane Kutzko is a partner at the law firm of Shuttleworth & Ingersoll in Cedar Rapids,
Iowa. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Erwin W. Lewis is Kentucky Public Advocate, a position he was appointed to by the
Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, and a board member of Iowa Legal Aid. state’s governor in 1996 and again in 2000. He is also a member of the Governor’s
Task Force on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, the Department of Juvenile
L Justice Advisory Board, the board of the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers, the board of the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund, the Governor’s
Jeremy Lane is the executive director of the Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance. He has
Criminal Justice Response Team, the Kentucky Criminal Justice Council, the Kentucky
a rich history of advocacy in Minneapolis and New York state. Lane has also served
Corrections Commission, and he is the chair of the Corrections/Committee Based
on the boards of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, Minnesota State Bar
Sanctions Committee of the Criminal Justice Council. In 2000, Lewis was named
Association, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program-Minnesota, the Minnesota
lawyer of the year by the Kentucky Bar Association. Since 1985, he has been on the
Volunteer Attorney Program, and the Minneapolis Youth Diversion Project. He gradu-
faculty of the National College of Criminal Defense located at Mercer Law School in
ated from Fordham University School of Law.
Karen Lash is vice president of programs for Equal Justice Works (formerly NAPIL).
Raven Lidman is a clinical law professor at Seattle University School of Law. She
Prior to joining Equal Justice Works in 2003, she was associate dean of the University
teaches in the Law Practice Clinic, in which students represent alleged juvenile offend-
of Southern California Law School, and worked at a public interest nonprofit organiza-
ers and parents of children with disabilities in disputes they have with their school dis-
tion and a private law firm after beginning her legal career as a clerk for Ninth Circuit
trict. Lidman also teaches the International Human Rights Clinic in which students
Judge Warren J. Ferguson. Lash serves on the California Commission on Access to
represent aliens in international human rights fora, in U.S., state and federal courts
Justice and recently completed a term as co-chair of the Commission.
and represent US citizens in domestic courts raising international human rights issues.
Before joining the faculty in 1987, Lidman was managing attorney in the Olympia
Larry Lavin is director of the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), which provides
office of Puget Sound Legal Assistance Foundation and in private practice in Olympia.
legal services programs with leadership and support in their health advocacy. NHeLP’s
director since 1988, Lavin has initiated a number of consumer and advocate heath Tana Lin is the litigation coordinator for the Michigan Poverty Law Program. She has
resources, including consumer assistance programs and Web information services.
been a trial attorney/litigator for almost 12 years, with the Public Defender Service
for the District of Columbia, the United States Department of Justice and the United
Susan Ledray is the pro se services manager for the Fourth Judicial District Court in
States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition, she is a trainer for
Minnesota. She oversees two self-help centers focusing on civil and family matters both trial skills trainings and substantive law trainings. Lin has been working with
and language access issues. Ledray was formerly a court referee for housing and real the Michigan Poverty Law Program and the Student Advocacy Center of Michigan to
estate cases. develop a statewide attorney referral network to support SAC’s efforts to protect the
educational rights of all public school children in Michigan, and to address the conse-
Anne Lee is the executive director of TeamChild in Washington State. TeamChild is a quences suffered by the children when they are not properly served by their schools.
civil legal advocacy program for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Its inno-
vative efforts bridge the gap between the juvenile justice system and the community, Deborah King Lippold is the supervisor of the Dependency/Termination Division of
reducing reliance on incarceration of young people. Lee has worked with TeamChild the Pierce County Department of Assigned Council. During her career, she has worked
since 1997. Prior to TeamChild, she was a staff attorney for Northwest Justice Project diligently to improve representation of indigent parents in dependency and termina-
and Evergreen Legal Services, and has provided training for attorneys, judges, youth, tion actions. In addition, Lippold has been involved in the development and imple-
social workers and others on a variety of topics, including advocacy, education law mentation of Pierce County’s Methamphetamine Family Services and Dependency
and benefits. Drug Court programs, and currently represents dependency parents in the drug court
portion of their dependency cases in addition to her other duties. She also was instru-
Guy E. Lescault is the director of A Business Commitment (ABC), a project of the ABA mental in managing the Parent Representation Program, which has greatly enhanced
Section of Business Law Pro Bono Committee. ABC is a national catalyst for the pro- the ability of assigned counsel attorneys to provide quality representation to indigent
motion and development of business law pro bono entities. In addition to his work dependency/termination clients.
with the State Bar of Georgia ABC Committee, Lescault also serves on the State Bar
of Georgia Access to Justice Committee.
Chad A. Ludwig is the program coordinator for Advocacy, Information and Referral at gence of Department of Corrections, County Probation or DSHS. He recently joined
the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Ludwig graduated the Washington State Trial Lawyers’ Association Board of Governors. Martin received
from the California School for the Deaf and obtained a BSW from the Rochester Institute his law degree from Seattle University in 1998 and his BS from the University of
of Technology. He has served as senior supervisor for the Center for Disease Control and Washington in 1995 with a degree in social work.
Prevention’s National STD, AIDS and Immunization Hotline’s TTY Service and as chair of
the National Advisory Board on Health Education and Promotion of the Deaf Community. Carlos J. Martinez is the chief assistant public defender for the Eleventh Judicial
He has a MSW from East Carolina University and has provided numerous trainings on Circuit of Florida (Miami-Dade County). Martinez has more than 15 years of man-
working with the deaf community and sign language interpreting. agement experience in the private and public sector. Currently, he is an administrator
in a 200-attorney law firm, where he leads the continuous improvement program,
Katie Ludwig is an associate in the Seattle office of Perkins Coie. A business lawyer, integrates attorney and staff operations across multiple sites, and serves as the Public
she is currently participating in an Associate Fellowship Program with the Task Force Defender’s liaison to the legislative, judicial and executive branches. Martinez was
on Washington State Business Law Pro Bono. the chairman of the Eleventh Circuit’s Juvenile Justice Board, was a member of
Harvard’s Executive Sessions on Public Defense, and served on the Florida Supreme
Steve Lynch provides legal assistance to military personnel serving around the Great Court’s Treatment-based Drug Court Steering Committee, The Florida Bar’s
Lakes. He has managed legal offices in three states, and served as a military attor- Commission on the Legal Needs of Children and The Florida’s Children First Board of
ney during a 20-year career in the Air Force. He has conducted numerous training Directors.
programs in the United States and overseas. Lynch has a JD from the University of
Maryland, a MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, Graciela Martinez is an attorney with the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s
and an LL.M. from George Washington University. In 2003, he received the Office, currently assigned to the appellate branch. She consults and advises over 600
Distinguished Service Award for Legal Assistance from the American Bar Association. public defenders regarding all criminal defense issues. A significant amount of her
time is devoted to training lawyers and to developing materials on the immigration
consequences of criminal convictions. Martinez is a frequent presenter at the
M California Public Defenders Associations seminars.
Yvonne Mariajimenez is deputy director for Neighborhood Legal Services in Los
Angeles, which provides legal assistance to clients living in Antelope, San Fernando, James J. Martorano is a criminal trial attorney with the New York City Legal Aid
Santa Clarita, San Gabriel and Pomona valleys and the cities of Glendale and Society and has practiced law for 29 years. Martorano has lectured in 15 states,
Pasadena. She is actively involved in legislative advocacy in the areas of domestic been published nationally and has trained hundreds of lawyers in all aspects of crimi-
violence, immigration, housing and education issues that impact youth. Mariajimenez nal practice, especially scientific evidence. This is the 10th NLADA conference at
is currently a commissioner on the Los Angeles County Commission for Women, sits which he has presented.
on the Los Angeles Police Department Hispanic Forum, is a member of the Advisory
Council of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (Consejo Consultivo del Instituto de los Tom Matsuda currently serves as the executive director of Legal Aid Services of
Mexicanos en el Exterior), and is on the Advisory Council to President Vicente Fox, Oregon, a position he has held for 3 years. He worked for the Legal Aid Society of
Republic of Mexico. Mariajimenez holds a BS from USC in business administration Hawaii from 1980 to 1987 as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow, staff attorney and
and a JD from Loyola Law School. deputy director, then moved to a private firm in Portland, Oregon for 12 years doing
mostly business, employment, and real estate law, and law office management.
Peter Markowitz is a Soros Justice Fellow with the Civil Action Project at The Bronx While in private practice he held various Legal Aid board positions and worked on
Defenders. He provides representation to non-citizen clients facing possible deporta- fundraising through the Campaign for Equal Justice.
tion as a result of their contact with the criminal justice system. Markowitz graduated
with honors from NYU Law in 2001 and clerked for a federal district judge in the Jan May is the director of AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE), the primary
Eastern District of New York. During law school, he worked on both immigration and provider of legal aid to low- and moderate-income older people in the District of
criminal law issues as a member of the Immigrant Rights and Alabama Capital Columbia. At LCE, he has implemented a wide array of innovative delivery systems and
Defender Clinics and was awarded the Arthur Kinoy Fellowship and the Sommer community education initiatives. May has written many articles on legal aid and trained
Memorial Award in recognition of his public interest work. on substantive legal and management topics in legal aid throughout the country.
Thaddeus P. Martin is a partner at the law firm of Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Stacy Mayuga, NLADA deputy director of communications, possesses 13 years of
Malanca, Peterson & Daheim, LLP. The Washington State Bar Association named him experience in the areas of government communications, media relations, marketing
Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year in 2002. His practice is concentrated on seri- and publishing. She has worked on numerous public awareness campaigns for
ous injury, wrongful death and civil rights actions, and his governmental negligence national organizations, such as the Department of Defense Biometrics Management
practice is focused on wrongful death/serious injury actions resulting from the negli- Office, Internal Revenue Service, the Capital Area Food Bank and National Trust for
Historic Hotels of America and the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Mayuga Forgiveness. Prior to joining the ABA, Merrell was special counsel to the Guardian of
holds a master’s in public communication from American University with a concentra- the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and a staff attorney at Cook
tion in social marketing. County Legal Assistance Foundation. Merrell graduated with honors from Chicago-Kent
College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 1995 and received her undergraduate
Neil McBride is currently general counsel of The Legal Aid Society of Middle degree from Miami of Ohio University in Oxford, Ohio in 1987.
Tennessee and the Cumberlands after directing a legal aid program for over 20 years.
He initiated “Project Independence” which pioneered the use of a legal check-up to David Meyer is a clinical professor and research scholar at the Institute of Psychiatry,
identify and address legal issues that interfered with the ability of domestic violence Law and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Southern California Keck School of
victims to become stable and independent of their abusers. McBride has frequently Medicine, where he teaches law to post-graduate clinicians. He previously served as
written and presented training on the need for comprehensive delivery and the mana- chief deputy director and counsel for the Los Angeles County (LAC) Department of
gerial issues that confront programs that implement this approach. Mental Health. Meyer was with the Los Angeles County Public Defender for 22 years
where he specialized in mental health issues. He has written and taught extensively
Meredith McBurney directs the ABA Project to Expand Resources for Legal Services on the subject of mental health law and criminal law mental defenses. He currently
(PERLS) and serves as a fundraising consultant. She is a member of the new serves on the California Council on Mentally Ill Offenders.
Colorado Access to Justice Commission. She has 24 years of experience in legal serv-
ices, primarily in the areas of management, resource development and grantmaking. Ira Mickenberg is a defender trainer, consultant, and appellate defense lawyer from
Saratoga Springs, New York, who has designed and taught trial, appellate and post-con-
Patrick McClintock is deputy director of program administration at the Legal Aid viction training programs for public defender organizations throughout the nation. He
Corporation of Iowa, and recently has managed several technology projects. A 29- has also represented indigent defendants in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. courts of
year veteran of legal aid work, he started in May, 1974, as a paralegal with the appeal, and the highest courts of several states. Mickenberg is certified as an expert
Black Hawk County Legal Aid Society, located in Waterloo, Iowa. witness in federal courts on the subject of effective assistance of appellate counsel, and
has taught criminal law, criminal procedure and appellate advocacy at American
Gerald A. McIntyre is directing attorney of the Los Angeles office of the National University, New York Law School, and the University of Dayton School of Law.
Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC), where he provides technical assistance and liti-
gation support on a nationwide basis in SSI and Social Security issues. He started in Linda Miller is the executive director of the Civil Society of St. Paul, MN.
legal aid in 1970 and worked in legal aid programs in New York State prior to joining
NSCLC in 1993. Robert B. Miller is the Legal Aid Society MICA Project Queens team attorney. Miller
previously served as a supervising attorney and the deputy attorney-in-charge of the
James McKay is a career public defender having spent 10 years in Missouri and the Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division’s Queens office. He has also had a private
past 10 years in Connecticut. He has been director of the Special Public Defender’s law practice.
Office in St. Louis, and a member of Connecticut’s NLADA/ABA Clara Shortridge Foltz
award-winning Capital Defense Unit. For the past several years he has been a full- Sheryl Rosensky Miller is a staff attorney with AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s
time trainer focusing on the development of a year-long “curriculum” program for (LCE) Volunteer Lawyers Project. A graduate of Cornell University and Catholic
new defenders, and recently coordinated Connecticut’s Gideon anniversary activities University School of Law, her duties include developing and monitoring pro bono
and speakers’ bureau. cases, and launching LCE’s Active Intake Project, an outreach program to identify
underserved clients and to obtain specific cases to match the interests of pro bono
Michael D. McKay serves as a Legal Service Corporation board member and is with attorneys. Recently, Miller earned an AARP award for spearheading LCE’s first ever
McKay and Chadwell, PLLC, in Seattle. Legal Rights Fair as part of the AARP National Day of Service. Before joining LCE, she
was an associate attorney with DC law firm of Hogan & Hartson.
Marilyn Billings McNamara is the executive director of the Legal Advice and Referral
Center (LARC), an LSC-funded statewide hotline located in Concord, New Hampshire. Jessica Mindlin is the senior staff attorney for the National Crime Victim Law
She was a private family law attorney in New Hampshire for 24 years prior to assum- Institute’s (NCVLI) Center for Law and Public Policy on Sexual Violence (CLPPS) at
ing the leadership of LARC in 2001. McNamara has served as the chair of the New Lewis and Clark Law School. Prior to joining CLPPS and NCVLI, she was a support
Hampshire Bar Association’s Pro bono Governing Board, and currently serves as a unit attorney for the Oregon Law Center, where she provided domestic relations litiga-
member of the Board of Bar Governors of the association, as well as a member of the tion and advocacy assistance to legal aid attorneys throughout Oregon. Mindlin is the
New Hampshire Bar Foundation Board of Directors and various committees of the bar. former director of the Oregon Supreme Court Oregon State Bar Task Force on Gender
Fairness and the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence’s Legal
Dina R. Merrell serves as director of the American Bar Association Center for Pro Bono. Access Project. Prior to law school, Mindlin worked as a rape victim advocate, a bat-
Merrell has also served as counsel to the ABA Commission on Loan Repayment and
tered women counselor, a counselor for runaway youth, a public defender trial assis-
tant and alternatives worker, and a waitress. N
Edward C. Monahan is the Kentucky deputy public defender with responsibilities for
Russell Neufeld is the attorney-in-charge of the Criminal Defense Division and the
directing defender education and development, strategic planning, for coordinating
State Criminal Practice of The Legal Aid Society. Neufeld was instrumental in the cre-
legislation, and producing the Legislative Newsletter and The Advocate. He has been a
ation of the Society’s Capital Division in 1995 and served as its first director. He
public defender since 1976 and has done capital trials, appeals and post-conviction
served as co-counsel in the state’s first death penalty trial and also was co-counsel on
one of the first first degree murder acquittals under the new capital statute. A gradu-
ate of Brooklyn Law School, Neufeld began his legal aid career in 1982 as a staff
Paula Montez is a special counsel to the Los Angeles County Public Defender, Michael
P. Judge. She has handled numerous misdemeanor and felony cases in Municipal and
Superior Court, and has argued cases in the California Court of Appeals and Supreme James Neuhard is the state appellate defender of the State of Michigan. He is the
Court. Montez represents her office as a member of the Executive Board of the Los
president of the National Equal Justice Library and a past board chair of NLADA. He
Angeles County Domestic Violence Council and co-chairs the Council’s Legislative Issues
has chaired and served on numerous boards and committees, including the ABA
Committee. Montez is also a member of the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and
Special Committee on Funding the Justice System and the National Committee for
Neglect and sits on the Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Task Force.
Justice Information and Statistics.
Joanne I. Moore has been the director of the Washington State Office of Public
Leonard E. Noisette is the executive director of the Neighborhood Defender Service
Defense since 1998. In 1999, she authored the investigative report “Costs of
of Harlem (NDS), a community-based defender office in New York. He has been
Defense and Children’s Representation in Dependency and Termination Cases.” In
both a trial and appellate defender. Noisette serves on the board of directors of the
2000, Moore initiated a state-funded program for improved parents’ representation in
New York State Defenders Association and the National Legal Aid & Defender
two Washington State juvenile courts. The successful program, which implements a
Association, is a frequent lecturer for the criminal defense clinics of local law schools
new role for parents’ attorneys, has been featured in the National Council of Juvenile
and has taught in NLADA’s Defender Advocacy Institute and its National Defender
and Family Court Journal’s, Fall 2002 issue, and the ABA’s Child CourtWorks, April
Cheryl Nolan-Zavala is a program counsel with the Legal Services Corporation
Lillian M. Moy is the executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New
(LSC). She joined LSC in January 2003. Nolan-Zavala is experienced with central-
York in Albany, having previously practiced with the Legal Assistance Corporation of
ized intake, advice and brief service systems. Prior to joining LSC, she was a staff
Central Massachusetts and Georgia Legal Services Program. She is a member of the
attorney with The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii and a senior attorney with The Legal
New York State Diversity Coalition and the African American Project Directors’
Aid Society of San Diego.
Association. Moy is a former vice-president of the National Organization of Legal
Kenneth Muscatel is a psychologist who has been in private practice in Seattle for Willard P. Ogburn is the executive director of the National Consumer Law Center.
more than 20 years. His areas of expertise and specialization include criminal and The National Consumer Law Center is a low-income advocacy organization, a support
civil forensic evaluations, neuropsychological assessment and the assessment of psy- center for legal aid programs, publisher of the major treatises on consumer law, and
chological trauma. In the criminal justice field, Muscatel has conducted well over sponsor of the annual Consumer Rights Litigation Conference. Ogburn has served as
2,000 examinations in the areas of diminished capacity, legal insanity, competency, deputy commissioner of Banks in Massachusetts; with Congress’ Legislative Reference
criminal capacity, and decline issues. Muscatel is an independent examiner for the Service; in the Law Reform Unit of Cleveland Legal Aid; as a member and chair of the
State Board of Medical Examiners, State Board of Psychological Examiners and the Federal Reserve Board Consumer Advisory Council; and on the board of directors of
State Bar Association. the Consumer Federation of America. He was awarded the National Association of
Consumer Advocates’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999, and the William J.
Chip Muston is director of national accounts for eTapestry, an Internet-based donor Proxmire Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Consumer Financial
relationship management software. He has held senior level positions at other soft- Services Lawyers in 2001.
ware companies and served as director of member services for the National Retail
Hardware Association. Muston obtained his BS in marketing from Indiana University, Julia Olsen is a staff attorney for Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) in the Portland
Bloomington, is a trustee for three nonprofit organizations and is a frequent presenter office. She began her legal career as an AmeriCorps attorney for the Community
at regional and national fundraising conferences. Partnership to Stop Violence Against Women, a partnership forged between statewide
legal services offices and the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
Currently, Olsen’s cases range from housing and welfare discrimination in the area of
domestic and sexual violence, domestic relations, and disability benefits. In addition services to the poor, enhancing partnerships with the bar, the legislature, the judiciary
to client representation, she serves on the state’s Department of Human Services and the public and strengthening legal services programs serving the poor. He recently
Domestic Violence Council. directed the Massachusetts Legal Needs Survey (2003), a comprehensive survey of
the legal needs of the poor in Massachusetts.
John Purbaugh is an attorney with Northwest Justice Project in Tacoma, Washington
Patricia Pap is the executive director of Management Information Exchange, which
with a civil litigation practice including youth, education, disability and civil rights
provides training, consulting and publishing for executive directors, managers,
cases. He began working in civil legal services in West Virginia in 1977, and has
fundraisers and administrators of legal services programs on leadership, management
worked in Washington since 1989. Purbaugh also serves as a pro tem superior court
and fundraising issues.
commissioner and county land use planning commission member.
Claire Parins is with the American Bar Association.
Linda E. Perle is a senior attorney at the Center for Law and Social Policy. She focus- Robert Raben is president of The Raben Group, LLC, a legislative strategies firm in
es on issues relating to the delivery of legal aid and has been involved in national Washington, DC. He previously served as the assistant attorney general for legislative
efforts to preserve and strengthen the Legal Services Corporation and the federally affairs at the Department of Justice, serving as the legislative and political strategist for
funded legal aid programs. Perle is a member of the board of directors of the National Attorney General Reno and President Clinton on matters of law, civil rights and justice.
Appleseed Foundation. In addition, Raben was a Democratic counsel on the House Judiciary Committee for
nearly seven years, specializing in civil rights, including gay issues and intellectual prop-
Deborah Perluss is the director of advocacy/general counsel of the Northwest Justice erty. Throughout, he was counsel to Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA).
Project, and serves on the Washington State Bar Association’s Ethics 2003 Model
RPCs Review Committee and has served on several other bar committees in the past. Joyce Raby works at the Legal Services Corporation as a program analyst on the
Perluss has spent her career with civil legal services programs throughout the state, Technology Initiative Grant program. Raby works with 25 U.S. states and territories,
including Spokane Legal Services, Evergreen Legal Services, and now the Northwest assisting them with the visioning, planning, and implementation of various technology
Justice Project. She is a graduate of the Hastings College of Law at the University of projects ranging from basic day-to-day infrastructure to innovative delivery systems
California, and holds an LLM from the University of London, London School of that help individuals represent themselves. She previously served as the statewide
Economics and Political Science. technology coordinator with Access to Justice at the Washington State Bar
Melissa Pershing is with the Legal Services Corporation as program counsel.
Previously she has served as executive director of Legal Services of North Carolina and Glenn Rawdon has been program counsel for technology with the Legal Services
director of Public Service Activities for the North Carolina Bar Association. Corporation (LSC) since 1999. He is responsible for helping legal services programs
with their technology efforts and with the administration of the Technology Initiative
Gary Phillips is with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Grants program. Before coming to LSC, Rawdon was a managing attorney at Legal
Services of Eastern Oklahoma for five years and before that, he was in private practice.
Dave Piper is director of special programs at Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.’s
Milwaukee office. Piper served as staff attorney, program administrator, and acting Ronald Roesch is professor of psychology and director of Mental Health, Law, and
executive director for Legal Services of Eastern Michigan before joining Legal Action of Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University. Roesch has served as president of the
Wisconsin where he created and currently directs the Legal Intervention for American Psychology-Law Society and as editor of Law and Human Behavior. He is
Employment (LIFE) project. Piper is a University of Detroit Law School graduate. currently the editor of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. He is a fel-
low of the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological
Elena Popp is directing attorney of the Housing Unit at the Legal Aid Foundation of Association. He received his PhD in clinical and community psychology from the
Los Angeles (LAFLA). Her 15-plus years of legal aid experience have focused on University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
housing and community economic development, including eviction defense, represent-
ing tenant associations, and seeking local and national policy improvements in compli- Lory Diana Rosenberg is the director of the Defending Immigrants Partnership,
ance with LSC restrictions. Among Popp’s accomplishments is helping create LAFLA’s based at NLADA. She also is an adjunct professor at Washington School of Law and
Building a Capable Community Organization Institute, which has helped hundreds of American University, and a featured columnist for Benders Immigration Bulletin,
organizations to acquire the tools needed for success in their work. Matthew Bender & Company, a member of the Lexis-Nexis group. Rosenberg previ-
ously served as an appellate immigration judge on the U.S. Board of Immigration
Lonnie A. Powers is executive director of the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Appeals, where she wrote over 500 dissenting opinions in support of relief for immi-
Corporation, where his primary responsibilities include increasing funding for civil legal grants and refugees. Rosenberg has practiced immigration law since 1977.
Bonnie Roswig is a managing attorney at Statewide Legal Services for the past five Don Saunders is director of the NLADA Civil Legal Services Division.
years. While at Statewide Legal Services, she managed the Consumer, Benefits and Andrew Scherer is executive director of Legal Services for New York City (LSNY), a
Pro Bono Unit. Currently, Roswig is the content manager for the TIG web project and citywide nonprofit organization with 17 offices that provides free legal assistance in
is also working on developing a pro bono based expansion of the hot line program. civil matters to low-income people. Before becoming executive director, Scherer was
director of the LSNY Legal Support Unit, which provides continuing legal education,
L. Jonathan Ross is a current member of the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono coordination and back-up for legal assistance providers. Scherer is the author of the
and Public Service, the immediate past chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal treatise, Residential Landlord-Tenant Law in New York, published by West Group, and
Aid and Indigent Defendants, and a partner in the law firm of Wiggin & Nourie, P.A., numerous articles, reports and contributions for a variety of legal and other publica-
in Manchester, New Hampshire. tions. He also is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of
Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he teaches planning law.
Toby Rothschild is the general counsel of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
Rothschild previous served 28 years as the executive director of the Legal Aid Cynthia Schneider is the deputy director of the Office of Program Performance with
Foundation of Long Beach. He currently serves on the NLADA Board of Directors. In the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). She began her legal services career in
addition, Rothschild has taught negotiation skills to legal services lawyers, administra- Wisconsin as a Reginald Heber Smith fellow where she specialized in public benefits
tors and pro bono coordinators, and has taught management skills to new program work. Schneider served as a staff attorney with the Food Research and Action Center
directors, middle managers and other legal services managers. and the Migrant Legal Action Program before joining LSC.
Dawn Ryan is the attorney-in-charge of the Kings County office of the Criminal Defense Mary Schneider is the executive director of Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota’s
Division of The Legal Aid Society. As a trial attorney and former director of training, she 22-county program for the last 13 years, after working with Legal Assistance of North
has planned and conducted numerous training programs for new and intermediate Dakota for 10 years as a staff attorney and managing attorney. Schneider co-chaired
attorneys. Ryan is a current member of the Domestic Violence Court Committee in the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged
Kings County and serves as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School. Committee, served on various task forces and the Minnesota Supreme Court’s past
Legal Services Access Committee and ongoing Planning Commission, and is an ABA
Matt Ryan is a senior applications consultant with Legal Files Software, Inc. He has delegate from Minnesota. Before becoming a lawyer, she was a social worker in
served as a project manager for the implementation of three statewide legal services Virginia and Georgia, a police officer in Colorado, a juvenile delinquency counselor in
programs, plus other individual program rollouts. In addition, he is a frequent author New York, a researcher with violent criminals in Washington, DC and a deputy clerk of
and lecturer on law office automation issues and has presented at Legal Tech New court in North Dakota.
York, Legal Tech Chicago, and Legal Tech Atlanta. Ryan also served as a faculty mem-
ber at Legal University, a series of seminars for legal services advocates and staff John E. Schrider, Jr. is director of litigation at the Legal Aid Society of Greater
sponsored by Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. Cincinnati. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing strategic plans
for the Legal Aid Society as a whole, in consulting with the managers of our substan-
S tive specialty units to develop workplans for individual client services, for community
based strategies and for litigation in state and federal courts. Schrider is currently
Kathryn Saltmarsh is with the Office of the State Appellate Defender (OSAD), managing the reorganized intake and referral system, and works closely with attor-
Supreme Court Unit. In 2001 she became the legislative liaison for OSAD. Saltmarsh neys at all levels of the organization to help them develop and implement effective
was directly involved in the negotiation and drafting of the death penalty reform and advocacy strategies for both routine and complex advocacy.
videotaping legislation. Prior to law school, Saltmarsh was a political junkie, beginning
with stuffing envelopes for George McGovern while in high school. She worked on Sheryl Scott serves as the education & employment coordinator for the Port Gamble
Paul Simon’s U.S. Senate race and joined his Washington D.C. staff in 1985. S\Klallam Tribe in Washington State. In that capacity she is responsible for the re-
organization and development as well as administration of the tribe’s Career and
Meg Sassaman is a family law staff attorney with Northwest Justice Project. She is Education Development Department. Scott has developed systems and forms to
the supervising attorney for the Cross-Cultural Family Law Clinic (a joint project establish and further the tribe’s self-governance goals of education as a top priority.
between the Northwest Women’s Law Center, the King County Bar Association, Scott has provided academic and personal counseling to high school students and
Columbia Legal Services and the Northwest Justice Project). Sassaman is a current adults. She has been a member of the tribal Impact Aid Committee since 1994 on
member of the King County Bar Association Family Law Section and the Washington behalf of the tribal council working to reflect meaningful tribal consolation with the
State Bar Association Family Law Section. She also serves on the Northwest local school district for grades K-12.
Women’s Law Center Legal Committee.
Steven B. Scudder is counsel to the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and and co-chair of the Legal Services and Programs Committee of the State Bar of New
Public Service. Scudder worked for 10 years at the New Hampshire Bar Association Mexico. Singleton served as president of the State Bar of New Mexico in 1995-1996.
managing the bar’s public service projects, principally the Lawyer Referral Services –
combining pro bono, reduced fee and full fee referral programs serving all income John Sledd is director of the Native American Project of Columbia Legal Services in
groups. Scudder is a past president of the National Association of Pro Bono Seattle. The Native American Project provides free civil legal services in matters of
Coordinators. He is a graduate of Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Indian and tribal law to low-income Native American individuals throughout
Hampshire. Washington. He has had a diverse Indian and tribal law practice for over 20 years.
Sledd is a former chair of the Indian Law Section of the Washington State Bar
Tammy Seltzer is a staff attorney at the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Association. He was previously director of litigation for DNA-People’s Legal Services in
Health Law. Her recent work includes a project focusing on preventing the unneces- Arizona, and spent 10 years as tribal attorney for the Suquamish Tribe of Washington.
sary criminalization of adults with mental illness who have committed non-violent
offenses. As part of her work in this area, Seltzer has participated in litigation; provid- Ken Smith is founder and president of The Resource for Great Programs. He has
ed extensive technical assistance to states and advocates on the issue of diversion, designed program assessment systems and outcome measures for a wide variety of
including mental health courts; co-authored the Bazelon Center’s report, The Role of civil justice programs, including serving as lead consultant for the design of the
Mental Health Courts in System Reform; and participated in the Council of State statewide reporting systems currently in place in New York, Florida, Virginia,
Government’s Criminal Justice-Mental Health Consensus Project. Pennsylvania and several other states, and the Matters Services Report (MSR) recent-
ly implemented by the Legal Services Corporation.
Bryan Shaha is the first-and-only alternate defense counsel of Colorado. He organ-
ized the program in January 1997. Shaha previously spent 18 years in the Colorado Gerard A. Smyth is chief of Capital Defense & Trial Services for the Public Defender
State Public Defender’s Office as a regional director and litigating death penalty cases. Services. He previously served as deputy chief public defender. Smyth currently
serves as a member of the NLADA Defender Policy Group and the Executive
Jennifer Shaw is an attorney in private practice with the firm of Aoki & Sakamoto, Committee of the American Council of Chief Defenders.
LLP in Seattle. Shaw previously was a public defender with the Seattle King County
Public Defender Association. Currently, her practice includes representation of adults McGregor Smyth is the project director and supervising attorney of the Civil Action
and juveniles in felony and misdemeanor matters. Shaw is a King County Superior Project at The Bronx Defenders. The Civil Action Project offers comprehensive legal
Court commissioner pro tem, a cooperating attorney for the ACLU-Washington, a and social services to minimize the severe and often unforeseen fallout from criminal
member of the Washington State Court Independence Response Team, and co-chair proceedings and facilitate the reentry of the organization’s clients into the community.
of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ legislative committee. Smyth represents clients at every jurisdictional level on the full range of civil legal
issues and has extensive practical experience helping clients cope with the collateral
Stan Silas is a senior attorney with Community Legal Services in Mesa, Arizona. Prior consequences of criminal proceedings and facilitating civil-defender collaborations.
to working in legal services, Silas was senior legal counsel for employment and litiga-
tion with the Massachusetts Port Authority. He also was assistant executive director Robert Spangenberg is founder and president of the The Spangerberg Group.
of Jobs for Fall River, Inc. and worked as a development specialist with the
Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District. Silas also Michael S. Spearman is a King County Superior Court Judge and a Member of the
presently serves on the Arizona Supreme Court’s Committee on Probation. State Sentencing Guidelines Commission Center in Seattle, Washington.
Andre Simpson is the community reintegration director at the Vietnam Veterans of Terri Stangl is the executive director of the Michigan-based Center for Civil Justice,
San Diego, where he assisted in the development of the monthly Homeless Court which uses a wide range of impact advocacy strategies to address problems with
Program, implemented and manages a 150-bed male veteran seasonal shelter, and needs-based governmental programs, including Food Stamps. A litigator, policy advo-
collaborated with San Diego County Department of Child Support Services to imple- cate, and trainer in the legal services community for over 20 years, Stangl recently
ment and manage a Non-Custodial Parent Program to assist San Diego’s homeless presented a workshop on civil consequences of criminal offenses to the Criminal
veterans with family reunification and child support issues. Simpson is also a recipient Defense Association of Michigan.
of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans “Unsung Hero Award,” San Diego
City Council “Special Commendation,” and City of San Diego “Certificate of Jay Stansel is the assistant federal defender at the Washington Federal Defender
Sarah Singleton, a litigator in the firm of Montgomery and Andrews in Santa Fe, New Susan Storey is the Connecticut deputy public defender.
Mexico, is a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent
Defendants (SCLAID), the chair of the New Mexico Civil Legal Services Commission
Phyllis Subin recently completed five and a half years and two gubernatorial appoint- U
ments as the chief public defender for the State of New Mexico. While leading the David S. Udell directs the Poverty Program for the Brennan Center. Udell coordinates
New Mexico Public Defender Department, Subin actively directed the writing and
the program’s array of public education, counseling, scholarship and litigation projects,
adoption of performance guidelines for both trial and appellate practice. Subin current-
including its work in Dobbins v. Legal Services Corporation (LSC) challenging federal
ly works as a national consultant and trainer with indigent defense programs.
restrictions imposed by Congress on LSC and on the LSC grantee programs that pro-
vide free legal representation to low-income individuals and families.
Joe Surkiewicz is director of communications at the Legal Aid Bureau in Maryland.
He is also an author and magazine writer whose work has appeared in The Paul Uyehara is a staff attorney in the Language Access Project of Community Legal
Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, the Nature Conservancy magazine and many
Services in Philadelphia where he focuses on language rights advocacy, improving pro-
other national publications. Prior to joining the Legal Aid Bureau, Surkiewicz was a
gram accessibility for language minority clients and representing limited English profi-
legal reporter at the Daily Record, Maryland’s legal newspaper where he won many
cient clients with consumer problems, particularly mortgage foreclosures and bank-
awards for his reporting.
ruptcies. Uyehara regularly provides trainings on Title VI advocacy, interpreting and
working with interpreters, and implementing language access policy.
Brian Tittemore is a staff attorney with the Inter-American Commission on Human V
Rights where he serves as the Commission’s desk officer for the United States and the Janet Varon is the founding executive director of Northwest Health Law Advocates
Caribbean region. Prior to joining the Commission, Tittemore practiced as a barrister
(NoHLA), a nonprofit consumer health advocacy organization based in Seattle.
and solicitor with the Civil Litigation Branch of the Canadian Department of Justice in
NoHLA’s mission is to promote increased access to health care and advance basic
Ottawa. He also held positions as acting executive director and senior research associ-
health rights for all individuals through legal and policy advocacy, education, and sup-
ate with the War Crimes Research Office in Washington, DC, and has lectured and
port to community organizations, including Columbia Legal Services, Washington
published in the fields of international humanitarian law, international human rights
Citizen Action and Northwest Justice Project. She chairs Washington State’s Medical
law and civil litigation. Tittemore holds an LLB from the University of Saskatchewan
Assistance Advisory Committee. Varon received her JD from Harvard Law School.
and an LLM in international legal studies from American University.
Aurora Vásquez is a staff attorney at The Advancement Project, a national organization
John Tobin is the executive director of the New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Inc.
dedicated to creating new strategies for achieving universal opportunities and a racially
just democracy. Previously she worked with the Pennsylvania Farmworker Project of
Betty Balli Torres is executive director of the Texas Equal Access to Justice
Philadelphia Legal Assistance, a project that she helped launch in 1997.
Foundation, which manages IOLTA and other state funds for civil legal assistance in
the state. She began her public interest career as a staff attorney at Legal Aid of Xavier Velasco is the director of suburban operations for the Cook COunty Public
Central Texas in Austin in 1987. Since then she has held a variety of positions involv-
ing the direct provision of civil legal services, legal aid program administration, and
legal aid grantmaking, including serving as the executive director of the Laredo Legal
Aid Society, Inc. from 1989 to 1992. W
Jo-Ann Wallace is the senior vice president for programs at the National Legal Aid &
Hong Tran is a staff attorney with the Northwest Justice Project. Tran works primarily Defender Association (NLADA). She previously served as the deputy chief of the
on public and subsidized housing and mobile home issues, including litigating discrimi- Appellate Division, coordinator of the Juvenile Services Program and as a trial and
nation (primarily for clients with mental health issues or limited-English proficiency) appellate attorney. Wallace was a founder of the American Council of Chief Defenders
and tenants’ rights issues in administrative, state and federal courts; providing litiga- (ACCD). She has extensive experience as a lecturer on criminal justice topics, includ-
tion support to pro bono and legal services attorneys in public and subsidized housing ing public defense management and leadership issues.
cases; and training client advocates and housing providers on landlord-tenant, public
and subsidized housing and fair housing laws. Karin Wang is the vice president of program administration at the Asian Pacific
American Legal Center (APALC) in Los Angeles. Wang oversees APALC’s programs,
John A. Tull has a career in legal services that began in 1970. He served as vice- including direct legal services, health and welfare, workers rights, voting rights and
president for programs and director of program operations at the Legal Services interethnic leadership development. Wang also advises several Los Angeles County
Corporation from 1994 to 1998. He has worked for more than 15 years in his cur- and California task forces working to improve access to health and social services for
rent role as a management consultant to legal services programs, courts and state, immigrants and refugees.
local and national bar associations.
Andy Williams is a Skadden fellow with the Civil Action Project at The Bronx Charles A. Wynder, Jr. is the executive director for Legal Services of Eastern Virginia.
Defenders. The Civil Action Project offers comprehensive legal and social services to Prior to his current position, Wydner served as a deputy commonwealth’s attorney in
minimize the severe and often unforeseen fallout from criminal proceedings and facili- Hampton; an attorney in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps; and as board member
tates the reentry of the organization’s clients into the community. As a civil attorney of Peninsula Legal Aid Center.
within a public defender office, Williams’ practice includes providing representation
and advice on a wide range of civil collateral legal needs, including housing, benefits, X
property forfeiture and employment.
Steven Xanthopoulos is the executive director of West Tennessee Legal Services, an
innovative rural program that provides a wide range of services with a number of part-
Dwight Williams is chair of the Washington State Bar Association’s Student Loan
ners to local, regional and national geographical services areas and to a variety of
Crisis Task Force and was liaison from the ABA Commission on IOLTA to the ABA
targeted communities. He believes that rural legal services can and must play an
Commission on Loan Repayment and Forgiveness. Williams is a supervisory attorney
important role in the communities they serve, even as they are facing critical chal-
at the Federal Aviation Administration.
lenges to their ability to deliver meaningful services.
Richard J. Wilson is professor of law and founding director of the International
Human Rights Law Clinic at American University’s Washington College of Law, in Y
Washington, DC. The clinic handles actual cases raising issues of international human Randi Youells is Legal Services Corporation’s top program official, charged with over-
rights law in domestic and international tribunals. Wilson teaches human rights and seeing LSC’s Offices of Program Performance and Information Management. In her
public interest law courses, and also teaches in the law school’s summer Human capacity, she oversees the competitive grants process by which LSC funds are award-
Rights Academy and the Oxford University International Human Rights Law Program. ed, the delivery of legal services in all 50 states, and the collection and dissemination
of program data on recipients of LSC funds’. Youells field experience includes work
Liron B. Wolff is a certified social worker and currently works as the Legal Aid Society performed for LSC-funded programs in Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio,
MICA Project social worker for the Bronx team. Prior to working at the Legal Aid and Washington state.
Society, Wolff directed a project for persons with triple diagnoses (mental illness, sub-
stance dependence and HIV-related illnesses) in Staten Island. Wolff spent many Z
years working in the Adolescent and Child Psychiatric Clinic at Bronx Lebanon
Cheryl M. Zalenski is assistant staff counsel for the American Bar Association Center
for Pro Bono and currently manages the Center’s Peer Consulting Project. Prior to join-
Mary Wolney, adjunct faculty at University of Washington Law School, is supervisor ing the Center for Pro Bono, Zalenski was managing attorney and pro bono coordina-
of the Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) impoundment clinic for the Seattle tor at Legal Services Organization of Southcentral Michigan.
Vehicle Recovery Project. Specializing in driver’s license suspension issues, Wolney
trains new attorneys and law students to defend against DWLS charges. She is a Linda Zazove is the director of development at Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance
leading authority on driver’s license suspensions in the state of Washington. Foundation, Inc. in East St. Louis, IL. Zazove has also served as the senior staff attor-
ney at the Health and Welfare Task Force Coordinator. She is also president of The
Cynthia Works is the director of training & education at the National Legal Aid & Illinois Technology Center for Law and the Public Interest and Chair of the Statewide
Defender Association. An accomplished trial attorney, she served as a staff attorney Legal Services Delivery and Technology Working Group.
with the DC Public Defender Service before transitioning into private practice and then
to the legal academy. Works also holds an L.L.M in Trial Advocacy and conducts lec- Richard Zorza is currently a consultant to the Open Society Institute Program on Law
tures and trainings across the country. and Society, and the Harvard Law School Bellow-Sacks Project on the Future of
Access to Justice. He has worked for the past 15 years to help legal services, nonprof-
Jay J. Wood is the director of the Missouri Legal Services Support Center, which was its and government find ways to use technology to carry out their strategic and serv-
created in 2001 to provide support for coordination of advocacy and training, imple- ice visions. Among his projects have been the Midtown Community Court Computer
mentation of the state plan, and statewide resource development. Previously he was System, winner of the 1995 Windows Open Award for government nonprofit soft-
director of information and training with Development Associates, Inc. of Arlington, ware; the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem Litigation Support System; and
Virginia, where he was responsible for working with the US Department of Justice, the Internet Based Domestic Violence Court Preparation System.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, to implement components of a
national technical assistance and training contract.
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