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Thursday, November 7 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Ask, Refine, Learn, and Connect: A Guide to Legal Assistance Portals Across the US

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Many organizations throughout the United States are developing legal assistance portals. These portals allow users to ASK about a legal issue, REFINE their legal issue, LEARN about their legal issue, and CONNECT to resources to help them navigate their legal issue. This panel will bring together portal experts from around the country to discuss portal projects with a focus on the benefits and challenges of managing portals as well as a discussion about funding and replication strategies for these tools. This session would be a must-attend for anyone with a portal project or thinking about starting a portal project as well as legal tech enthusiasts.


Lester Bird

Principal Associate, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Lester Bird is a Principal Associate for the Civil Legal System Modernization team for the Pew Charitable Trusts where he focuses on bringing attention to online legal information portals and developing next-generation portal features. His current work with the Legal Navigator project... Read More →
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Nalani Fujimori Kaina

Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Nalani Fujimori Kaina is the executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Ms. Kaina began her career as an attorney on Molokai, an island of 7,500 residents, in a one attorney office and also served as a managing attorney and deputy director... Read More →
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Susan Choe

Executive Director, Ohio Legal Assitance Foudation
Susan Choe is the Executive Director of Ohio Legal Help. Before her current role at Ohio Legal Help, she served as the Deputy Director & General Counsel at the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation where she managed the development of Ohio Legal Help starting in 2016. Ms. Choe has extensive... Read More →
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Angela Tripp

Co-Executive Director, Michigan Statewide Advocacy Services

Thursday November 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm EST
Marquette B 5th Floor