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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.

Speakers
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Jennifer Bentley

Executive Director, Michigan State Bar Foundation
Jennifer Bentley has served as the Executive Director of the Michigan State Bar Foundation since January 2017. The Foundation provides leadership and funding to advance access to justice for the poor and improve the administration of justice. Upon graduating from law school in 1997... Read More →
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Shubi Deoras

Director, ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives, American Bar Association
Shubhangi (Shubi) Deoras is an attorney licensed in Illinois and currently serves as the Director of the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives and Associate Counsel for the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID). She held the position... Read More →
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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 Vice President, Policy, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Don is a nationally-recognized leader of America’s civil justice community. He has spearheaded NLADA’s civil division for more than 20 years, building the organization’s expert training and technical assistance capacity and advocating with Congress, the Legal Services Corporation... Read More →


Thursday May 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Kentucky Ballroom Salon A-B