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Thursday, May 9 • 10:00am - 11:30am
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This session will cover developments on a wide array of issues relevant to the delivery of civil legal aid, including: 1) LSC funding in the 116th Congress; 2) other developments at the Legal Services Corporation; 3) Access to Justice Commission highlights; 4) the future of the ABA data collection process; 4) other ABA issues; 5) The Supreme Court cy pres challenge; 6) federal developments affecting Public Service Loan Forgiveness; 7) non-LSC federal funding update; 8) developments in delivery, including the Microsoft portal project and the Justice for All initiative; and 9) other matters of interest.


Ted Howard

Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants
Ted is the Wiley Rein's first full-time Pro Bono Partner, a position in which he oversees the firm’s pro bono activities and initiatives, and fosters relationships with the public interest legal services community. Prior to his appointment as Pro Bono Partner in May 2014, Ted's... Read More →
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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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Don Saunders

Senior Policy Counsel, National Legal Aid & Defender Assc
Don is a nationally recognized leader of America’s civil justice community who currently serves as NLADA’s senior policy counsel. In his previous role as the head of NLADA’s Civil Legal Services, he spearheaded the civil division for more than 20 years, building the organization’s... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
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