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Friday, December 8 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Educating Legislators about Legal Aid 2.0

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This session is designed to build on the workshops we have done for the past few years on how to explain legal aid as constituent services to legislators and their staff. Now that many LSC grantees and other legal aid programs have begun to develop relationships with their federal and state legislators and staff, we want to identify ways to build on and expand those connections, e.g., provide trainings for district caseworkers and involve legislative staff in community outreach efforts. The panel will include LSC grantee executive directors and civil legal aid practitioners with experience meeting with and educating federal and state legislators and their staff.

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Jim Sandman

President, Legal Services Corporation
Jim Sandman has been president of the Legal Services Corporation since 2011. LSC is the largest funder of civil legal aid programs in the United States, supporting 133 programs with more than 840 offices serving every state and territory. He practiced law with the international, Washington-based... Read More →

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Carol Bergman

Vice President for Government Relations & Public Affairs, Legal Services Corporation
Carol Bergman is the Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the Legal Services Corporation where she has worked since March 2012 and is responsible for managing LSC's communications and relationship with Congress, the executive bran
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Colleen Cotter

Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Colleen Cotter (she/her) is Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.  Legal Aid’s staff of 145+ (including 75+ lawyers) secures secure justice, equity, and access to opportunity for and with people who have low incomes through passionate legal representation and... Read More →
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Betty Balli Torres

Executive Director, Texas Access to Justice Foundation
Betty Balli Torres has served as the Executive Director of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, the largest Texas-based funder for legal services to the poor, since October 2001. Betty has a career dedicated to public interest work. Betty started as a staff attorney at Legal Aid... Read More →

Friday December 8, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Mt. Vernon Square A Meeting Room Level