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Tuesday, May 7th

8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.  

MIE New Executive Director Training
Bluegrass 1

Wednesday, May 8th

7:30 a.m.  - 1:00 p.m. 

Pre-Conference Registration
Marriott Salon Foyer 5-6

8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. 

Law School Pro Bono Advisors Program 
Skybox

8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. 

MIE New Executive Director Training
Bluegrass 1

New Pro Bono Managers: Nuts & Bolts
Kentucky Salon C-D

8:30 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. 

Creating Opportunity Through Criminal Record-Clearing
Kentucky Salon A

12:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. 

Beyond the Basics: Experienced Pro Bono Managers
Marriott Salon 7-8

State Pro Bono Support and Access to Justice Directors Meeting (closed meeting)
Kentucky Salon G

1:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. 

Impact Pro Bono: Utilizing Litigation, Transactional Assistance & Public Policy
Marriott Salon 3-4

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Conference Registration
Marriott Salon Foyer 5-6

Exhibitor Showcase
Marriott Salon Foyer
Visit our vendors' booths

6:00 p.m.

Dutch Treat Dine-Around Coordinated by the National Association of Pro Bono Professionals
Meet in the main hotel lobby

Thursday, May 9th

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Conference Registration
Marriott Salon Foyer 5-6

Exhibitor Showcase
Marriott Salon Foyer
Visit our vendors' booths

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Marriott Salon Foyer

How to Read the Form (Race Track)
Filly

NAPBPro Book Club: Becoming
Thoroughbred

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Opening Plenary  
Marriott Ballroom Salon 5-6

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Beyond Band Aids: How to Manage Pro Bono Catastrophes
Bluegrass 2

Hot Topics in Civil Legal Aid
Kentucky Ballroom Salon F

How We Eliminated a Cash Bail System: Lessons Learned from New Jersey
Rose

MIE Roundtable for Legal Services Executive Directors and Managers
Marriott Ballroom Salon 1

Powering Elder Justice through Legal Health Check-up Partnerships
Marriott Ballroom Salon 7

Practical Implications & Best Practices: Balancing Affirmative Litigation
Kentucky Ballroom Salon A-B

Recognizing & Responding to Microaggressions in the Legal Services Workplace
Marriott Ballroom Salon 10


Ambiguous Results, Political Fallout, and Other Fears: Working with Academics to Research the Impact of Legal Services
Marriott Ballroom Salon 4

Snaps and Posts and Tweets – Oh My!
Bluegrass 1

The Marriage of Pro Bono and Fund Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Making It a Win-Win for All Concerned
Marriott Ballroom Salon 9

Using Online Courts to Modernize the Legal System
Marriott Ballroom Salon 2

Using Rigorous Evaluation for Resource Allocation
Marriott Ballroom Salon 8

Working Together to Provide Immigration Legal Services in Times of Crisis
Kentucky Ballroom Salon C-D

11:45 a.m.- 1:15 pm.

Networking Lunch and Affinity Groups:

  • Fines and Fees Marriott Salon 2
  • Immigration Marriott Salon 9
  • Voting Rights Marriott Salon 3
  • LGBT Marriott Salon 4
  • Women's Reproductive Rights Marriott Salon 7
  • Disaster Legal Services Marriott Salon 8

Affitinty Groups

  • Free Legal Answers (Invitation Only) Skybox
  • Right to Counsel  Rose
  • California LSC Programs Filly
  • Disaster Relief/Recovery Thoroughbred

1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

50 New Tech Tips
Kentucky Ballroom Salon F

ABA Free Legal Answers, Live!
Old Fashion

Building Real Estate Pro Bono Projects That Protect Vulnerable Communities
Bluegrass 1

Children’s Law Center, Inc.: Using Partnerships and Collaborations to Provide Access to Justice to Children and Youth.
Marriott Ballroom Salon 10

Core Online Tools Your Program and Courts Need to Know to Increase Access to Justice
Marriott Ballroom Salon 4

Educating Legislators About Legal Aid 2.0
Marriott Ballroom Salon 9

Engaging Corporate Law Departments in Bite-Sized Projects and Smaller Communities
Bluegrass 2

Innovation, Data, and Promising Practices: Strengthening Capacity to Serve Older Adults
Rose

Legal Services for Trafficking Survivors: Best Practices in Pro Bono Partnerships
Marriott Ballroom Salon 2

Outcomes-Based Financing for Civil Legal Aid: If Not Now, When?
Marriott Ballroom Salon 1

Reach Diverse Populations Through Adaptation of the MLP Model
Kentucky Ballroom Salon C-D

State Funding Roundtable
Kentucky Ballroom Salon A-B

Training the Equal Justice Warriors of the Future
Marriott Ballroom Salon 7

Using Data to Identify and Improve Delivery of Rural Legal Services
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3

When Tenants are Sexually Harassed, What to Do and Who Can Help?
Marriott Ballroom Salon 8

3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

All Rise for Civil Justice - The New Digital Storytelling Campaign
Kentucky Ballroom Salon C-D

Beyond #MeToo : Empowering Survivors and their Allies with the Law
Marriott Ballroom Salon 7

Clinic is Not a Four Letter Word, Part 2: Lessons Learned One Year Later
Marriott Ballroom Salon 8

Co-Developing Access to Justice Tech: Collaborative Design Thinking
Marriott Ballroom Salon 2

Eighteen Ways Courts Should Use Technology to Better Serve Their Customers
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3

Getting to Meaningful Access to Justice for All: Lessons Learned from New York’s Justice for All Pilot
Kentucky Ballroom Salon A-B

Housing, Not Handcuffs: Criminalization of Homelessness & Constructive Alternatives
Marriott Ballroom Salon 9

Justice and a Bus? Urban to Rural Delivery Strategies.
Bluegrass 1

Legal Navigator: Creating Inclusive Justice Ecosystems in Alaska & Hawaii
Marriott Ballroom Salon 10

New Age of Immigration: Impact on Communities of Color
Rose

Preparing Legal Aid for the Law Students of Tomorrow
Marriott Ballroom Salon 4

Responding to the Opioid Crisis and Helping Crime Victims: Civil Legal Aid and Federal Funding
Bluegrass 2

Strategic, Scenario Planning: How to Move Your Civil Legal Aid Firm Forward
Marriott Ballroom Salon 1

5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

NLADA Tech Section
Filly

5:15 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.

NAPBPRO annual meeting
Skybox

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Open Reception
Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N 6th St, Louisville, KY 
We encourage everyone to mingle with your colleagues at this social event.

Friday, May 10th

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Conference Registration
Marriott Ballroom Salon 5-6

Exhibitor Showcase
Marriott Ballroom Salon Foyer
Visit our vendors' booths

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Marriott Ballroom Salon Foyer

8:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

A Multi-Tiered Approach to Providing Access to the Courts by People in Prison
Bluegrass 2

Centralizing and Specializing Legal Services: TurboTax for Bankruptcy
Rose

Disaster Legal Tech: How Remote Services Technology and Other Online Resources Can Help Disaster Survivors
Marriott Ballroom Salon 2

Expanding Our Reach: The Future of Rural Service Delivery
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3

Gender-Based Violence Federal Legislative Update
Marriott Ballroom Salon 4

I Get Diversity, But What is Inclusion? Recognizing Bias in Legal Aid
Bluegrass 1

Oh the Places that You'll Go! Strategic Pro Bono Planning Roadmap
Marriott Ballroom Salon 1

Shark Tank: Pro Bono Innovation Fund Edition
Marriott Ballroom Salon 10

Strategic Advocacy Against Automated System Bias
Marriott Ballroom Salon 8

Tapping into Tech: Strategies for Integrating Tech Tools into Pro Bono Recruitment and Retention
Marriott Ballroom Salon 7

The Intersection of Health Care and Immigration: Tackling the “Public Charge” Rule through Pro Bono Involvement
Marriott Ballroom Salon 9

10:15 A.M.- 11:45 A.M.

Advancing Equity from the Inside Out
Marriott Ballroom Salon 4

Better Together: How Successful Collaborations Make us Stronger and More Effective
Bluegrass 1

Creating and Managing Successful Eviction Diversion Programs
Rose

Economic Justice through Scam Prevention for Older Adults
Marriott Ballroom Salon 10

Ensuring Access to Justice in Rural Areas
Marriott Ballroom Salon 7

How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve LegalTech
Marriott Ballroom Salon 2

Leading for Fundraising Success: What Every Executive Director Should Know
Bluegrass 2

Linking Victims and Civil Legal Services: Serving Underserved Populations through Partnership
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3

Nonlawyer navigators in state courts: An emerging consensus
Marriott Ballroom Salon 1

Pro Bono Data Analytics for Improving Your Program and Expanding Funding
Kentucky Ballroom Salon A-B

Setting the Standard(s): Best Practices for Supervision of Domestic & Sexual Violence
Marriott Ballroom Salon 9

Top Ten Best Policies for State and Local Fines and Fees Regimes
Marriott Ballroom Salon 8

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon and Awards Presentations
Marriott Ballroom 5-6
NAPBPro will present the Tanya Neiman Pro Bono Professional of the Year Award and William Reece Smith Jr. Special Services to Pro Bono Award; NLADA will present the Innovations in Equal Justice Award.

1:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

National Meeting of State Access to Justice Chairs
Kentucky Ballroom Salon E

1:45 P.M.- 3:15 P.M.

Building your LGBT Practice
Marriott Ballroom Salon 9

Civil Gideon: Defending Procedural Justice in Civil Protection Order Cases
Bluegrass 1

Creating an Easy-to-Implement Development Plan
Bluegrass 2

Did You Get that? Effective Strategies in Training and Technical Assistance
Thouroughbreed+Filly

Effective Online Communications with Clients
Marriott Ballroom Salon 1

Effective Strategic Advocacy in a Time of Challenge and Change
Marriott Ballroom Salon 10

Empowering Tenants: Technology Interventions in Housing Justice Systems
Rose

Indian Child Welfare Act
Marriott Ballroom Salon 8

Legal Aid Collaboration in Juvenile and Criminal Records Relief
Marriott Ballroom Salon 7

Resilient + Ready: Collaboration Strategies to Strengthen Disaster Response
Marriott Ballroom Salon 4

Talking About Clients: Honoring Stories, Communicating Needs, and Disrupting Essentialist Narratives
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3

The Kids Are Alright: Strategies for Pro Bono Work With Immigrant Children
Marriott Ballroom Salon 2

3:45 p.m.- 5:15 p.m.  

Creating Inclusive Justice Ecosystems in Alaska and Hawaii: Insights from the Legal Navigator Initiative (ATJ/EJC Overlap Session)
Show

Faith & Justice Alliance Pro Bono Clinics: From Inception to Action
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3

Federal Lawsuit Challenges Texas Bar Pro Bono and Legal Aid Support
Marriott Ballroom Salon 9

For The People: How Lawyers Must Support Community and Client-led Social Change Initiatives
Marriott Ballroom Salon 4

Major Immigration Updates: Asylum and Other Hot Topics
Marriott Ballroom Salon 1

Legal Threats to State Bars: Potential Impact on Access to Justice Initiatives and Funding for Civil Legal Aid
Marriott Ballroom Salon 9

Making Effective Use of "Nonlawyer" Navigators in State Courts: An Emerging Consensus (ATJ/EJC Overlap Session)
Kentucky Ballroom Salon D

Securing Safe Housing in Detroit and Beyond
Bluegrass 1

Strategic Planning and Justice for All: Getting Every Person the Legal Help They Need (ATJ/EJC Overlap Session)
Win

Strategies and Tips for Maintaining/Restoring Legal Services and ATJ Funding in the Government Arena (ATJ/EJC Overlap Session)
Place

Training Attorneys with Virtual Reality
Marriott Ballroom Salon 2

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

National Meeting of State Access to Justice Chairs: Welcome Reception 
Kentucky Ballroom Salon G
Registration for National Meeting of State Access to Justice Chairs required

Saturday, May 11th

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Coffee Service
Marriott Ballroom Salon Foyer

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Registration and Exhibitor Showcase
Marriott Ballroom Foyer 5-6
Visit our vendors' booths

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

National Meeting of State Access to Justice Chairs
Kentucky Ballroom Salon E

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Communicating with Low Income and Vulnerable Clients: Ethical Considerations and Best Practices
Marriott Ballroom Salon 9

Is a "Least Restrictive Placement" the Best We Can Do for Our Children?
Marriott Ballroom Salon 4

The Power of the Portal: Building Partnerships to Enhance Statewide Sites
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3

The Use of Technology and Innovative Collaborations to Improve Victim Access to Legal Services
Marriott Ballroom Salon 8

Top Ten Best State Laws & Policies for Pro Bono
Marriott Ballroom Salon 7

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Closing Plenary Session and Brunch
Marriott Ballroom 5-6

Social Justice 2.0

Ted Howard, Moderator, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, Washington, DC
Amanda Kool, Commonwealth Commercialization Center (C3), Lexington, KY
Melissa Lilly, Legal Aid of West Virginia, Charleston, WV
Jesse McCoy, Duke Law Civil Justice Center, Durham, NC

Join us for our closing panel of three social justice advocates who bring a new perspective and approach to advocacy. Our panelists will share the inspiration behind their respective projects, their goals, and how they aim to achieve them through creative solutions.

All dates, times and locations are subject to change