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presents the


Signature Event

with keynote honorees

Margaret Hagan 

Legal Design Lab, Stanford Institute of Design

Jason Solomon

Center on Legal Profession, Stanford Law School

and special recognition of

Jeff Adachi 

San Francisco Public Defender

March 21st | 3-5pm | SF



March 21, 2019

Doors Open: 2:30PM

Program: 3PM - 5PM


Public Policy Institute of California

Bechtel Conference Center

500 Washington Street

San Francisco, CA 94111


Join our 2019 Keynote Speakers, Margaret Hagan & Jason Solomon, at the 5th annual Legal Services Funders Network Signature Event as we further explore how to improve access to justice, the delivery of legal services, and public service law careers via human-centered design. Margaret and Jason will also discuss academia's role and trends as we move forward educating our next generation of legal services providers. 

Each year the LSFN puts on 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.

Our annual Signature Event is purposely open to a wide community, including legal service funders, NGOs, CBOs, law students, attorneys, judges, court staff, and other interested in civil legal aid.

Margaret Hagan

Margaret Hagan is the Director of the Legal Design Lab and a lecturer at Stanford Institute of Design (the d.school).  She was a fellow at the d.school from 2013-2014, where she launched the Program for Legal Tech & Design, experimenting in how design can make legal services more usable, useful & engaging. She teaches a series of project-based classes, with interdisciplinary student groups tackling legal challenges through user-focused research and design of new legal products and services.  She also leads workshops to train legal professionals in the design process, to produce client-focused innovation.  Margaret graduated from Stanford Law School in June 2013. She served as a student fellow at the Center for Internet & Society and president of the Stanford Law and Technology Association. Margaret holds an AB from the University of Chicago, an MA from Central European University in Budapest, and a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast in International Politics.

Jason Solomon

Jason Solomon is the Executive Director of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession. From 2013-2016, he served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and chief of staff to the dean at Stanford Law School, where he worked on a range of strategic initiatives. He also taught Statutory Interpretation and Constitutional Litigation.  Most recently, he worked as the Chief Legal Officer for Summit Learning, a nonprofit partnership between Summit Public Schools, Facebook, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative that provides a project-based curriculum and learning platform to public middle and high schools across the country.  Earlier in his career, he worked as a law clerk for two federal judges, and as an aide at the White House and U.S. Treasury Department.  He is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School, where he was Notes Editor on the Law Review.

Claire Marx Solot (Moderator)

Claire Marx Solot is the Managing Director of the Bigglesworth Family Foundation, co-founder of the Legal Services Funders Network, and a member of the Legal Services Corporation Leaders Council.  Prior to entering the field of philanthropy, Claire worked as an attorney in both the public and private sectors. From these vantage points Claire witnesses the key role legal services play in ensuring that the rights of individuals are protected, regardless of income level.  Claire leads the BFF legal services focus area and works actively in the philanthropic sector to help connect funders to this issue.


About the LSFN

The Legal Services Funders Network (LSFN) is a San Francisco Bay Area network of funders who fund civil legal service organizations as a poverty alleviation strategy.  While several of us have been collaborating for years, the Network got its start as a group of five in the fall of 2014. As of 2019, we’ve grown to 60+ local funders, as well as a dozen national funders and peer organizations.