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Plenary Sessions [clear filter]
Thursday, May 9

8:30am EDT

Opening Plenary
The 2019 Equal Justice Conference will open with a session to welcome attendees. Our speaker will provide an update on Medicaid expansion and litigation.

Thursday May 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salons 5-6
Friday, May 10

11:45am EDT

Awards Luncheon and Presentations - Ticketed Event
NAPBPro will present the Tanya Neiman Pro Bono Professional of the Year Award and William Reece Smith Jr. Special Services to Pro Bono Award; NLADA will present the Innovations in Equal Justice Award.

Friday May 10, 2019 11:45am - 1:30pm EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salons 5-6
Saturday, May 11

10:00am EDT

Closing Plenary: Social Justice 2.0
Join us for our closing panel of three social justice advocates who bring a new perspective and approach to advocacy. Our panelists will share the inspiration behind their respective projects, their goals, and how they aim to achieve them through creative solutions.


Ted Howard

Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants
Ted is the Wiley Rein's first full-time Pro Bono Partner, a position in which he oversees the firm’s pro bono activities and initiatives, and fosters relationships with the public interest legal services community. Prior to his appointment as Pro Bono Partner in May 2014, Ted's... Read More →


Amanda Kool

Director of Legal Operations, Commonwealth Commercialization Center
Amanda L. Kool is the Director of Legal Operations of the newly-formed Commonwealth Commercialization Center (C3), an innovative partnership between state government and Kentucky's public universities and colleges to provide centralized resources to support the growth of new companies... Read More →

Melissa Lilly

Attorney, Legal Aid of West Virginia

Jesse McCoy

James Scott Farrin Lecturing Fellow, Supervising Attorney, Duke Law Civil Justice Center

Saturday May 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salons 5-6