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Thursday, November 7 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Advancing Your Work with Federal Funding: Serving Crime Victims, Facilitating Reentry, and Serving Veterans

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While civil legal aid is central to securing stability and opportunity, too often legal services are considered as separate and apart from the same services it helps secure: health care, housing, employment, safety from violence, and other human services. This panel focuses on how civil legal aid can be and has been integrated into federal and state efforts around facilitating reentry, serving veterans, and assisting victims of crime. This session will focus on federal funding opportunities – both direct discretionary federal funds and federal pass-through funds administered at the state level – that can support this work. Panelists will share information, ideas, and experiences about accessing and implementing non-Legal Services Corporation federal funding in these three areas. Those in the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding these funds, partnerships, and service delivery.

avatar for Ann Routt

Ann Routt

Executive Director, Michigan Advocacy Program
Ann is Executive Director of the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP) where she began her legal career as a staff attorney in 1985. Prior to being named Executive Director, Ann served as Deputy Director, coordinating advocacy between offices and other divisions of the program, providing... Read More →
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Casey Chiappetta

Senior Program Associate, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
A member of NLADA’s Legal Services team, Casey works on NLADA’s Project to Advance Civil Legal Aid Collaborations, helping to increase non-LSC federal funding that supports civil legal aid’s ability to build and sustain cross-sector collaborations to serve low-income and vulnerable... Read More →
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Michael Figgins

Executive Director, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
Michael Figgins received his B.A. from Arizona State University in 1977, and his J.D. from the School of Law at Gonzaga University in 1980. Michael has spent 33 of his years in practice as an attorney providing legal services to the poor. He has practiced as both a staff attorney... Read More →
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Karen Lash

Senior Fellow, NLADA Mutual
Karen A. Lash is a senior fellow at American Progress. Lash previously served in the Obama administration in leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office for Access to Justice and as the first executive director of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2019 4:15pm - 5:45pm EST
Mackinac Ballroom East 5th Floor