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Friday, November 8 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Effective Succession Planning: Preparation for Continuity and Change

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Effective succession planning has three purposes: avoiding (or managing) crises; preserving the knowledge of key staff members; and facing forward to promote healthy change. Legal aid colleagues who have planned and managed transitions and developed staff leadership for the future will share their successful strategies. Come to this session to share your own thoughts and best practices toward building organizational capacity as key staff members depart and new leadership develops.

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Colleen Cotter

Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Colleen Cotter has been the Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland since 2005. Cleveland Legal Aid provides civil legal assistance to 8,000 clients each year, focusing on safety and health, education and economic stability, shelter, and

Lillian Johnson

Executive Director, Community Legal Services, Arizona
Lillian Johnson serves as the executive director of Community Legal Services, a position she has held since 1982 after relocating to Phoenix from the Chicago area. In her position as executive director, Lillian is responsible for the administration and oversight of Arizona’s largest... Read More →
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Yvonne Mariajimenez

President & CEO, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Yvonne Mariajimenez is President & CEO of Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA), a private, non-profit law firm funded to provide free legal services to low-income people residing in Los Angeles County. NLSLA focuses legal advocacy in
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Lee Pliscou

Executive Director, Micronesian Legal Services Corporation
Lee Pliscou has been the executive director of Micronesian Legal Services Corporation since 2012. Before coming to MLSC, he was with California Rural Legal Assistance, on and off, since 1987. His work in legal services provided him the opportunity to have been selected as one of the... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Marquette B 5th Floor