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Shubi Deoras

American Bar Association
Counsel/Director, ABA Resource Center for ATJ Initiatives
Chicago, IL
Shubhangi (Shubi) Deoras is an attorney licensed in Illinois and currently serves as counsel/director for the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives (a project of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID)). She held the position of assistant counsel to the ABA Commission on IOLTA from 2014-2018. Between 2008-2014, Ms. Deoras provided consulting services to SCLAID on civil right to counsel activities, during which time she assisted in producing the ABA Directory on Law Governing Appointment of Counsel in State Civil Proceedings. Before 2008, Ms. Deoras provided consulting services on a variety of civil and/or criminal justice system matters to the Ford Foundation, the Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative, and the National Legal Aid & Defender Association. She also served as assistant counsel to SCLAID from 2000-2005, providing staff support for the SCLAID’s indigent defense activities, including the development of ABA policy resolutions, reports, and standards relating to indigent defense services and delivery systems. Ms. Deoras received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.