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Thursday, November 7 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
The Jury Is In: Data Can Show the Life-Changing Impact of Legal Aid

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This workshop will use a report by The Center for Community Solutions as a best-practice case study on how to effectively tell the legal aid story using data. The first-of-its-kind report, jointly commissioned by two legal aid organizations in northeast Ohio, includes survey data from more than 1,200 former clients across 13 counties that shows what impact their civil legal aid experiences had on their lives, and that of their families, years after their cases closed. Researchers from The Center for Community Solutions, along with leadership from both legal aid organizations, will (a) walk through the process of designing and conducting the study, (b) discuss the importance of empirical data from an independent third-party researcher, and (c) share the final results, including the report, visual design elements, infographics, and the culminating website launched at www.legalaidimpact.org.

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Emily Campbell

Associate Director, The Center for Community Solutions
Emily Campbell serves as associate director, senior fellow, and is the Williamson Family Fellow for Applied Research at The Center for Community Solutions. Community Solutions is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy think tank that has worked for more than 100 years to improve health... Read More →
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Colleen Cotter

Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Colleen Cotter (she/her) is Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.  Legal Aid’s staff of 145+ (including 75+ lawyers) secures secure justice, equity, and access to opportunity for and with people who have low incomes through passionate legal representation and... Read More →
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Steven McGarrity

Executive Director, Community Legal Aid, Ohio
Steven McGarrity is the executive director of Community Legal Aid Services in northeast Ohio. Mr. McGarrity started with Legal Aid as an attorney, focusing his practice on family law and consumer debt. In his time with Legal Aid, he has held various management positions, including... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2019 4:15pm - 5:45pm EST
Joliet AB 5th Floor