Each year in March our annual LSFN Signature Event brings together over a hundred individuals from the funder, academic, government and legal services fields who are passionate about improving access to justice. Like many other non-profits organizations, COVID-19 has greatly impacted our work and required us to think more intently about the delivery of our services. 

 

Rather than try to present our traditional Signature Event program online, we’ve opted to morph our format. This year instead of hearing a keynote speaker, we will bring together several leaders from the public interest sector to share insights and observations about how COVID has impacted their work, the communities they serve and the legal services community can “build back better”. Our format will be 6-8 presentations, each lasting 5-10min in length. 

2021

SIGNATURE
EVENT

Wellness 360:

Supporting Staff Wellness and Building Back Better

Please join us for our 2021 Signature Event, where we will bring together leaders from the public interest sector to share insights and observations about how legal aid staff are impacted by their work, how this impact can be mitigated, and how the legal services community can support staff wellness as we build back better.

September 23, 2021

2:00-3:30PM PST

The program will be immediately followed by an optional 15 minute mindfulness exercise, led by Judi Cohen, Warrior One

Virtual via Zoom

This event is purposely open to a wide community, including legal service funders, NGOs, CBOs, law students, attorneys, judges, court staff, and others interested in civil legal aid.

 

There is no charge to attend.

REGISTER TODAY

2021 Signature Event Speakers

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Asm. David Chui

Assemblymember, California State Assembly

will present

The "State of the State": Housing

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Judi Cohen

Founder, Warrior One & Lecturer, Berkeley Law

Panelist

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Salena Copeland

CEO of Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC)

will present

The "State of the State": 

Funding for Legal Services in California for 2021

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James W. Head

CEO of East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF)

2021 LSFN Access to Justice Award Recipient

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Phil Hwang

Executive Director of  OneJustice

will present

The “State of the Nation”: 

Federal Funding for Legal Services for 2021

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Niloufar Khonsari 

Immigration Attorney &

Co-Director Pangea Legal Services

Panelist

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Kavitha Sreeharsha

Senior Director, Immigration Philanthropy, Emerson Collective

Panelist

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Julia R. Wilson

Julia Wilson Consulting & Coaching & Executive Director, John Paul Stevens Fellowship Foundation

Moderator

WHEN /

SEPTEMBER 23, 2021
2:00-3:15PM PST

WHERE /

VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

The program will be immediately followed by an optional 15 minute mindfulness exercise, led by Judi Cohen, Warrior One

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Annually the LSFN Signature Event brings together over a hundred individuals from the funder, academic, government and legal services fields who are passionate about improving access to justice.  This year we will bring together several leaders from the public interest sector to share insights and observations regarding how to best support staff from the negative affects of vicarious trauma, combat compassion fatigue, and prevent burnout. 

Ensuring equitable access to justice for our most vulnerable communities has never been 'easy work', it takes personal sacrifice, compassion, empathy, and the courage to fight for those who are unable. Through this program, we hope the shed light on how legal aid attorneys are affected by their work, provide practices to mitigate those affects, and discuss ways we can reframe our work in an effort to build back better
 
We hope that you'll join us for our 2021 Signature Event, where we'll celebrate our communities' had-fought accomplishments, share what we've learned along the way, and ready ourselves for the road ahead. 



Each year the LSFN facilitates or highlights several events to help educate our community and bring together those with a shared interest in supporting legal services, as we believe these organizations are a critical tool to use to address poverty alleviation.  Visit the LSFN website to learn more.