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4th Annual Legal Services Conference 2016

How legal aid makes a difference

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    MCLE is pleased to bring you its 4th Annual Legal Services Conference 2016 which brings together the Massachusetts legal services community. Legal aid and pro bono advocates throughout the state convene to discuss the impact of legal aid, and the different avenues legal aid can take to make a difference. This year’s Conference places special emphasis on legal aid’s utilization of multiple tactics to effect change. The day begins with a panel addressing coming together of advocates to respond to the SNAP crisis, which is immediately followed by a Keynote Panel featuring a voice from the judiciary, the legislature, government, and a community organizer, who collectively address the role of legal aid in their respective settings. During our afternoon breakout session you have the option of honing up on legislative advocacy in Lobbying 101, exploring the role and process of community lawyering, or discussing the collaborative approach taken in Massachusetts to address mass incarceration and its collateral consequences. Finally, finish the day celebrating some of the most important victories—inside and outside of the courtroom—that the legal services profession has claimed this year. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with your colleagues, celebrate your successes, learn from your existing challenges, and ultimately leave better equipped to assist your next client.

    Co-sponsored by Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP and LexisNexis®

    MCLE thanks Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and LexisNexis for their support of this conference, which helps MCLE keep the cost of attending low so that as many advocates as possible from around the state can attend.

     

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    • 9:30 A.M. – 9:45 A.M.

      Welcome and Introduction

      Jacquelynne J. Bowman, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services , Boston
      Georgia D. Katsoulomitis, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute , Boston
      Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham, Esq., Promoting Good, LLC
    • 9:45 A.M. – 10:10 A.M.

      Food Security: The Coming Together of Advocates

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      Weayonnoh Nelson-Davies, Esq., Community Legal Aid , Worcester
      Patricia J. Baker, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute , Boston
      Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham, Esq., Promoting Good, LLC
      Liz Sheehan-Castro, Worcester County Food Bank , Shrewsbury
    • 10:10 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

      Keynote Panel: How Legal Aid Makes a Difference

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      Legal aid taps into many strategies and tactics to effect change on behalf of the clients it serves, whether through litigation, legislative advocacy, community building, or otherwise. This panel brings together experts from different settings to address effective tools and strategies that advance the mission of legal aid advocates.
      Jonathan B. Miller, Esq., Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
      Steve Meacham, City Life Vida Urbana Organizers , Jamaica Plain
      Hon. Geraldine S. Hines, Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts , Boston
      Jacquelynne J. Bowman, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services , Boston
      James B. Eldridge, Massachusetts State Senate, Middlesex & Worcester , Acton
    • 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

      Lunch (on your own)

    • 12:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.

      Breakout Sessions (choose one)

      • Lobbying 101
      • Community Lawyering
      • Mass Incarceration & Collateral Consequences: A Collaborative Approach
      Elizabeth A. Whiteway, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services , Boston
      Anjali Sakaria, Esq., Federal Reserve Bank , Boston
      Kenneth I. Gordon, Esq., , Bedford
      Liliana Ibara, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services , Boston
      Tram T. Nguyen, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services , Boston
      Joel H. Feldman, Esq., Heisler, Feldman & McCormick, PC , Springfield
      Daniel Bahls, Esq., Community Legal Aid / Hampshire County , Northampton
      Elizabeth McIntyre, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services , Boston
      Zoe Kehrwald Cronin, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services , Boston
      Annette R. Duke, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute , Boston
      Elizabeth D. Matos, Esq., Prisoners' Legal Services , Boston
      Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham, Esq., Promoting Good, LLC
      Rahsaan D. Hall, Esq., Director, Racial Justice Program, ALCU , Boston
      Leslie Walker, Esq.,
      Philip J. Kassel, Esq., Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee , Boston
      Margaret E. Monsell, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute , Boston
    • Community Lawyering

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    • Lobbying 101

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    • Mass Incarceration & Collateral Consequences: A Collaborative Approach

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    • 2:30 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.

      Networking and Refreshment Break

    • 2:45 P.M. – 4:15 P.M.

      Year-In-Review

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      Robert D. Fleischner, Esq., Center for Public Representation , Northampton
      Liza M. Hirsch, Esq., Massachusetts Advocates for Children , Boston
      Liliana Ibara, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services , Boston
      Georgia D. Katsoulomitis, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute , Boston
      Stefanie L. Krantz, Esq., Disability Law Center, Inc. , Northampton
      Alina Kantor Nir, Esq.,
    • 4:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

      Closing Remarks

    • 4:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

      Networking Reception for Faculty & Registrants

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  • Faculty

    Cochairs

    Jacquelynne J. Bowman, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Georgia D. Katsoulomitis, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham, Esq., Promoting Good, LLC,

    Faculty

    Joanna G. Allison, Esq., Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP), Boston
    Daniel Bahls, Esq., Community Legal Aid / Hampshire County, Northampton
    Patricia J. Baker, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    Zoe Kehrwald Cronin, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Annette R. Duke, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    James B. Eldridge, Massachusetts State Senate, Middlesex & Worcester, Acton
    Joel H. Feldman, Esq., Heisler, Feldman & McCormick, PC, Springfield
    Robert D. Fleischner, Esq., Center for Public Representation, Northampton
    Kenneth I. Gordon, Esq., Bedford
    Rahsaan D. Hall, Esq., Director, Racial Justice Program, ALCU, Boston
    Hon. Geraldine S. Hines, Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
    Liza M. Hirsch, Esq., Massachusetts Advocates for Children, Boston
    Liliana Ibara, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Philip J. Kassel, Esq., Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, Boston
    Stefanie L. Krantz, Esq., Disability Law Center, Inc., Northampton
    Elizabeth D. Matos, Esq., Prisoners' Legal Services, Boston
    Elizabeth McIntyre, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Steve Meacham, City Life Vida Urbana Organizers, Jamaica Plain
    Margaret E. Monsell, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
    Tram T. Nguyen, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Alina Kantor Nir, Esq.,
    Anjali Sakaria, Esq., Federal Reserve Bank, Boston
    Liz Sheehan-Castro, Worcester County Food Bank, Shrewsbury
    Leslie Walker, Esq.,
    Elizabeth A. Whiteway, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
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