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The 2019 Innovations in Technology Conference will be held at the JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. All attendees must register using the conference registration website
Wednesday, January 9 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Resilient and Ready: Transforming Disaster Response through Technology and Network Building

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Recent hurricanes, wildfires, and other emergencies have illustrated, on a dramatic scale, the challenges that legal aid programs face responding to major disruptive events. At the same time, these events demonstrate how technology can be used effectively in short- and long-term relief efforts. This session will highlight online tools and social media strategies used in Texas, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere to rapidly mobilize legal response efforts, strengthen advocacy efforts, and reach affected communities with vital information to help them make informed decisions about their legal rights and recovery. The session will also highlight new online resources and networking opportunities available through DisasterLegalAid.org.

Speakers
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Ariadna Godreau Aubert

Executive Director, Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico
Ariadna Godreau Aubert is a human rights lawyer. She obtained JD from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and a Masters in Law degree in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, UK. Ariadna is has worked in several access to justice initiatives, which include... Read More →
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Clarissa Ayala

Communications Director, Lone Star Legal Aid
Clarissa Ayala serves as the Communications Director for Lone Star Legal Aid in Houston, Texas. Clarissa is LSLA’s media contact as well as drafts and delivers news/press releases regarding various litigation & advocacy topics. Clarissa writes & publishes content for the company... Read More →
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Saundra J. Brown

Director of Disaster Legal Services, Lone Star Legal Aid
Saundra Brown is the Directing Attorney of Disaster Legal Services at Lone Star Legal Aid. She received a BA from Kent State University in Ohio and a JD from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has been with Lone Star Legal Aid since 1994 and responded to disasters... Read More →
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Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz

Disaster Response Legal Fellow, Pro Bono Net
Jeanne is a bilingual attorney from Puerto Rico and supports national networking initiatives to help network public interest advocates and attorneys working on disaster response. She works with multiple partners to build national capacity around disaster legal aid and manages a series... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Bacchus 8th Floor

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