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Shubi Deoras

American Bar Association
Director, ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives
Chicago IL
Shubhangi (Shubi) Deoras is an attorney licensed in Illinois and currently serves as the Director of the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives and Associate Counsel for 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, Shubi 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. Prior to 2008, Shubi 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 and 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. Shubi received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.