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Thursday, May 9 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
State Funding Roundtable

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This session will focus on efforts to raise state legislative funding for civil legal aid. Roundtable participants will have an opportunity to share ideas and strategies being used for state funding efforts during 2019. They will also hear about the new ABA data collection process used to support state legislative efforts and hear about available technical assistance and training resources to bolster revenue enhancement efforts.

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Jennifer Bentley

Executive Director, Michigan State Bar Foundation
Jennifer Bentley has been the executive director of the Michigan State Bar Foundation since January 2017. Before the Foundation, she worked in legal aid for 20 years, holding various positions, including staff attorney, managing attorney, and director of development. Jennifer obtained... Read More →
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Shubi Deoras

Counsel/Director, ABA Resource Center for ATJ Initiatives, American Bar Association
Shubhangi (Shubi) Deoras is an attorney licensed in Illinois and currently serves as counsel/director for the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives (a project of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID)). She held the position of assistant... Read More →

April Faith-Slaker

Associate Director of Research Innovations, Harvard Access to Justice Lab
April Faith-Slaker is the Associate Director of Research Innovations at the Harvard Access to Justice Lab. In this role, she conducts randomized control trial studies of various access to justice topics. Prior to working at the Lab, she served as Director of the Resource Center for... 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 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Kentucky Ballroom Salon A-B