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Kids, COVID-19, & the Role of Legal Services | Legal Services Funders Network

Thursday, November 18, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm PST
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Nelson Mandela once said that "There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children,” a poignant and resonating reminder of young peoples' potential and our collective responsibility to protect and support the next generation.

Legal Services Funders Network invites you to join sector leaders for a discussion around how the pandemic has impacted youth populations and highlight ways to mitigate harm and protect the rights of this vulnerable, and often silenced, group. Regularly, the LSFN will host funder roundtables to facilitate funder-specific discussions around the ways in which COVID-19 is impacting the populations served by legal services organizations, and the legal aid organizations themselves. This conversation will also discuss legislation being considered to help highly impacted communities, provide information on helpful tools, and explore strategies for funders to support those most affected.

Topics we will cover:

  • Juvenile Justice and National Issues
  • Education and Local Issues
  • Foster Care & Dependency
  • Tax Opportunities to Help Children and Families
  • Government Funding Opportunities
  • Perspectives from New Practitioners Working with Youth Population


  • Atasi Uppal, National Center for Youth Law 
  • Rosa Bay, East Bay Community Law Center 
  • Brian Blalock, Stanford University
  • Malia Cohen, California Board of Equalization
  • Claire Solot, Bigglesworth Family Foundation

2021 LSFN Fellows 

  • Jennifer Davis, Dependency Legal Services 
  • Irish Tapia, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley


  • Ken Kuchman, Bernard E. & Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation
  • Yali Lincroft, Whittier Trust & Walter S. Johnson Foundation

Target Audience

This event is open to everyone.


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