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Thursday, May 9 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Practical Implications & Best Practices: Balancing Affirmative Litigation

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This session will examine best practices and practical implications of balancing affirmative litigation with an already demanding caseload in an effort to discuss the importance of affirmative litigation as a tool to further advance client rights and improve outcomes. Panel includes perspectives from an advocacy coordinator, managing attorney, and staff attorney. This includes practical skills in time management, caseload handling, and work-life balance necessary to take on affirmative litigation while handling a regular caseload.


Victoria Esposito

Advocacy Director, Legal Aid Society of NE New York
Victoria Esposito became the first Advocacy Director of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) in January 2016. In that position, she works with staff throughout our five-office, sixteen-county service area to identify systemic issues af

Elisha Gomez

Staff Attorney, Lakeshore Legal Aid
Elisa M. Gomez is a Staff Attorney with Lakeshore Legal Aid, serving the City of Detroit. She has been in practice for close to a decade and has worked for three different legal services agencies in more than 10 counties across the State of Michigan during her career, in both urban... Read More →
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Erica Ludwick

Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
Erica Ludwick (she/her/hers) is a managing attorney in the Amsterdam Office of the Legal Aid Society ofNortheastern New York. She supervises a staff of housing, economic justice, family, and elder attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. Erica formerly worked for Legal Services of... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Kentucky Ballroom Salon A-B