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Legal Services Funders Network 2020 Signature Event

Thursday, September 24, 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:15pm PDT
Zoom Meeting
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Each year in March, Legal Services Funders Network's annual LSFN Signature Event brings together over a hundred individuals from the funder, academic, government, and legal services fields who are passionate about improving access to justice. Like many other non-profits organizations, COVID-19 impacted LSFN's 2020 event. Like many others, they too thought that by September, it would be reasonable to hold their event in-person. Like many others, over the summer, LSFN had to revisit their plans (again). Rather than try to present their traditional Signature Event program online, they've opted to morph their format. This year instead of hearing a keynote speaker, LSFN will bring together several leaders from the public interest sector to share insights and observations about how COVID has impacted their work, the communities they serve, and how the legal services community can "build back better." LSFN's format will be 6-8 presentations, each lasting 5-10min in length. LSFN hopes that you'll join them for their 2020 Signature Event, where they'll celebrate their communities' accomplishments, share what they've learned, and ready themselves for the road ahead. 

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Legal Services Funders Network's 2020 Signature Event, where they will bring together leaders from the public interest sector to share insights and observations about how COVID has impacted their work, the communities they serve, and the legal services community can "build back better."


David Chiu, California State Assembly, California's 17th Assembly District
will present, COVID-19 Evictions: AB 3088 and the Role of Legal Aid Organizations."
Salena Copeland, CEO of Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC)
will present, The "State of the State":  Funding for Legal Services in California for 2020-2021
James W. Head, CEO of East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF)
will present, C is for Community Foundations and Their Response to COVID-19
Karen Lash, Practitioner-in-Residence and Director, The Justice in Government Project, American University's School of Public Affairs 
will present, The 4Rs: How Research, Relationships, and Roundtables Lead to Expanded Resources 
OneJustice: Phil Hwang, Executive Director &Gail Quan, Program Director - OneJustice
will present, The "State of the Nation": Federal Funding for Legal Services for 2020-2021
Claire M. Solot, Co-founder, Legal Services Funders Network & Managing Director, (Moderator)
Bigglesworth Family Foundation 
Julia R. Wilson, Julia Wilson Consulting & Coaching and Executive Director, John Paul Stevens Fellowship Foundation
2020 LSFN Access to Justice Award Recipient

Target Audience

This event is purposely open to a wide community, including legal service funders, NGOs, CBOs, law students, attorneys, judges, court staff, and others interested in civil legal aid.


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