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Friday, May 10 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Disaster Legal Tech: How Remote Services Technology and Other Online Resources Can Help Disaster Survivors

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Disaster survivors face an urgent need for legal assistance. The majority of federal aid applications are denied, and most applicants cannot access a lawyer to appeal. This session will highlight remote services technology and other online resources to mobilize volunteers and scale pro bono assistance after a disaster.

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Claudia Johnson

LawHelp Interactive Program Manager, Pro Bono Net
Claudia manages LawHelp Interactive, an award-winning document assembly platform and training program at Pro Bono Net. Claudia has been working on access to justice through technology for 15 years, starting at Bay Area Legal Aid in Oakland, California, to design and create the Legal... Read More →

Jess Penkoff

Pro Bono & Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, Pro Bono Net
Jess is an attorney with a background in civil legal aid - prior to joining Pro Bono Net in 2018, Jess provided full-time eviction defense to low income tenants in Brooklyn, and represented victims of Superstorm Sandy in their disaster recovery efforts. As the Pro Bono & Strategic... Read More →

Laren Spirer

Director of Pro Bono Programs and Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School
Laren E. Spirer is an attorney with extensive experience and relationships in the pro bono legal community. Most recently, she was the Pro Bono Manager at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she assisted associates and partners in identifying and pursuing projects with numerous not-for-profit... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salon 2