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
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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.


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 is communications director for Lone Star Legal Aid in Houston. As LSLA’s media contact, she is responsible for news/press releases regarding various litigation & advocacy topics. When Harvey hit four months into her new role, Clarissa hit the ground running, working... Read More →

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

Pro Bono Net, Pro Bono & Strategic Initiatives Manager & ABA YLD Disaster Legal Services Member
Jeanne is the Pro Bono & Strategic Initiatives Manager at Pro Bono Net (PBN), a national nonprofit that combines technology and collaboration strategies to support access to justice initiatives. She coordinates, develops, and grows state and national digital projects that strengthen... Read More →

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