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Legal Services Corporation’s 2015 TIG Conference
San Antonio, TX
January 14-16, 2015 
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Thursday, January 15 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Gender and Cultural Competency with Legal Technology: Considerations and Best Practices

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As legal services technology tools evolve, it’s important to take a step back to think about how they reflect the diverse populations they are meant to serve. This workshop will explore considerations and best practices in designing and upgrading legal technology with sensitivity to issues like gender identity and expression, racial and ethnic diversity, disability and 508 compliance and more.

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Sheila Fisher

North Penn Legal Services, Template Developer
Sheila Fisher has been an attorney at North Penn Legal Services for 30 years, the last ten working as a full-time template developer. She has created templates for both staff and pro se litigants, for both online and desktop environments, not only for North Penn but also legal services programs elsewhere in PA and across the country. She is experienced with HotDocs and A2J Author, and this year is incorporating Neota Logic, A2J Author and Prime... Read More →
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Xander Karsten

LawHelp Program Coordinator, Pro Bono Net
Xander joined Pro Bono Net in 2012. Previously, he worked for two years as an Equal Justice AmeriCorps Legal Fellow at Legal Assistance of Western New York in Geneva, New York, where he focused on providing holistic legal representation to those affected by a criminal record. From 2008 to 2010, he worked as an Institute for Foreclosure Legal Assistance grantee at the Empire Justice Center in Rochester, New York. Xander received his J.D. from SUNY... Read More →
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Mirenda Meghelli

LawHelp Interactive Program Coordinator, Pro Bono Net
Mirenda Meghelli serves as the LawHelp Interactive Program Coordinator at Pro Bono Net. She previously worked as the Hotline Program Coordinator for Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT), where she managed the organization's telephone and email family law information hotlines. Before LIFT, Mirenda worked as a staff attorney at the Bronx Defenders within the organization's Family Defense Practice. She received her B.A. in History from... Read More →
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Talley Wells

Director, Disability Integration Project, Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Talley Wells is the Director of the Disability Integration Project at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. He is also the creator of OlmsteadRights.org, which launched in 2014 through a grant from the Legal Services Corporation. He advocates for individuals with disabilities who are confined in Georgia institutions and nursing homes and individuals at risk of institutionalization. His focus is on implementation of the United States Supreme Court... Read More →


Thursday January 15, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Pavo Real, Marriott Plaza San Antonio 555 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

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