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Thursday, May 9 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Using Data to Identify and Improve Delivery of Rural Legal Services

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Legal Services Alabama (LSA) undertook a project to map poverty and free legal services offered to Alabama citizens. The data revealed that rural areas were significantly under-served, and LSA developed a plan to begin a Rural Economic Improvement Project. Presenters will provide guidance on utilizing data to identify needs and develop creative solutions.

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Michael Forton

Director of Advocacy, Legal Services Alabama
Michael Forton - Michael Forton has been the Director of Advocacy for Legal Services Alabama since 2016. Prior to that, Forton served as Managing Attorney of the Huntsville Office for six years. Prior to joining LSA in 2007, Forton worked at Florida Rural Legal Services and clerked... Read More →
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Farah Majid

Managing Attorney, Legal Services Alabama
Farah Majid joined LSA in August 2012. Majid's specialty practice areas include: consumer, housing, family law, public benefits, and bankruptcy cases. Majid was selected as LSA’s Advocate of the Year in 2014. She has served as a Staff Attorney in LSA’s Mobile and Huntsville offices... Read More →
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Jaffe S. Pickett

Deputy Director for Legal Services Alabama, Legal Services Alabama
Jaffe Pickett has been the Deputy Director for Legal Services Alabama since 2018 and has been the Director of Development since 2013. Prior to that, Pickett served as Director of Training, Call Center Director and Director of LSA's Elder Law Helpline. Pickett was hired at LSA in 2005... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3