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Friday, May 10 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Shark Tank: Pro Bono Innovation Fund Edition

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The Pro Bono Innovation Fund Shark Tank will invigorate entrepreneurship and replication in legal aid pro bono. Four Pro Bono Innovation Fund grantee “Innovators” have been selected to inspire you to do pro bono more efficiently and effectively with meaningful client impact. Innovators will pitch a breakthrough product, concept, or service from their Pro Bono Innovation Fund projects for the chance to star in the next LSC Pro Bono Innovation Lab. Audience members will be the Sharks, whose job it is to identify the most promising replications that the Pro Bono Innovation Fund has to offer. Sharks will bring the perspective of diverse pro bono models and communities across the country, and will sink their teeth into Innovators’ ideas to test the strength and viability of replication. This session will use Poll Everywhere to capture live results to select the Shark Tank winner and allow the audience to provide feedback to each Innovator.


Jennifer Cuesta

Rural Pro Bono Program Attorney, Colorado Legal Services
Jen Cuesta is the program coordinator for the Colorado Legal Services' Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant. Since 2015, she has worked to research, design, implement and evaluate 5 clinic models that will increase services to low-income communities in Colorado.

Adam Heintz

Director of Pro Bono Services, Legal Services NYC
Adam Heintz is LSNYC's Director of Pro Bono Services. Mr. Heintz works with staff and pro bono partners to create and manage pro bono projects, place cases, access in-kind resources, and match individual volunteers with appropriate LSNYC offices. Mr. Heintz also manages communications... Read More →

Rachel Riemenschneider

VLP Administrative Assistant - ACT 2, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Rachel Riemenschneider has been the ACT 2 Administrative Assistant at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland since April 2016. Ms. Riemenschneider is responsible for the day-to-day work of the ACT 2 program, which engages late career and retired volunteers in pro bono activities. She... Read More →

Kate White

Access to Services Manager, Legal Aid of West Virginia
Kate first came to Legal Aid of West Virginia in 2009, via a Skadden Fellowship, a national public interest law award. In her current role, she oversees LAWV's statewide Application Line which provides statewide client access to Legal Aid services. In addition, she also directs the... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salon 10