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Friday, May 10 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Building Your LGBT Practice

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Now is an excellent time to build a legal practice focused on serving the unique needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals and communities. Whether you're in private practice or working at a legal services organization, in the beginning stages of hatching an idea or already have a full-fledged LGBTQ Law Unit up and running, we will offer invaluable tips and strategies to help you avoid common challenges and pitfalls, and to build a practice that is both successful and sustainable.

In this session we will cover: community needs assessments, advisory committees, and priority setting; securing the right staff trainings and professional development resources; developing specific legal and cultural expertise; nurturing relationships with and remaining accountable to multiple intersecting client communities; building LGBTQ+ attorney leadership pipelines; responsibly winding down a project or practice when it's time; and developing a supportive internal infrastructure of client engagement and data collection that will endure long after your dedicated funding streams and/or personal enthusiasm for the project comes to its natural end.

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Xander Karsten

Project Manager, LegalServer
Xander is an attorney turned project manager at LegalServer with nearly fifteen years working in and with the civil legal services community as a paralegal, intern, attorney, program/product manager and now as a project manager with LegalServer. He enjoys standup paddle boarding yoga... Read More →
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Lillian Moy

Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of NE New York
Lillian M. Moy became the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. in 1995. She is a 1981 graduate of Boston University School of Law. She is a former member of the Board of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association
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Milo Primeaux

CEO, Just Roots Consulting LLC
Milo Primeaux, Esq. (he/him) is a queer transgender person and long-time LGBTQ+ rights advocate. He runs a solo virtual LGBTQ+ civil rights legal practice in Upstate New York, and is the founder and CEO of Just Roots Consulting, a firm dedicated to developing LGBTQ+ industry leaders... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salon 9