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Kerry R. Peck

Managing Partner, Peck Ritchey, LLC   I’ve been involved in helping to prevent older adults from being financially exploited for more than 30 years.  In fact, I co-wrote a book on the subject for the ABA in 2013 called Alzheimer’s and the Law.  (I persuaded Scott Turow to write the forward.)…...

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Kathy Flaherty

Connecticut Legal Rights Project Team Leader   I have the good fortune to lead a dedicated team of attorneys and paralegal advocates (with great support staff) at Connecticut Legal Rights Project. We represent low income people living with mental health conditions to protect their legal rights with regard to treatment,…...

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Alexis Bullard

Law Student, Touro College   “I decided to enroll in the Disaster Relief Clinic, because I have a genuine desire to serve communities that have suffered hardships and people who have been subjected to circumstances that render them particularly vulnerable. These people, I find, are the most resilient, forward-thinking people…...

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Iman Boundaoui

Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP   I am a coordinator for CAIR-Chicago’s Travelers Assistance Project, an organization of Chicago-based attorneys and interpreters who help people detained from entering the United State at O’Hare Airport. Typically these people – tourists, students and even conference keynote speakers – have properly obtained Visas…...

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Ginger Devaney

Staff Attorney, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic   I work as a legal aid attorney in a domestic violence nonprofit in Chicago. I help clients who have experienced domestic violence achieve safety first, through Orders of Protection, and then immigration security as well. My clients are resilient, resourceful people, and I…...

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I. Ryan Neville

Associate, Wills Massalon & Allen LLC   Providing services to those in need is one of the main reasons I became a lawyer.  It truly is the most rewarding work.  The survivors you’re helping through the DLS Committee are very appreciative of the work you do for them because it…...

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Dan Wade

Staff Attorney, United Policyholders     As Staff Attorney for United Policyholders, a national non-profit organization that assists individual consumers and disaster survivors with insurance claim and coverage issues, I have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the ABA YLD Disaster Legal Services (“DLS”) Program. The DLS Program coordinates legal…...

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Andrew VanSingel

Director of Low Income Tax Clinic   Throughout law school, I demonstrated an interest in public service by volunteering with an Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic, where I experienced firsthand the value and need for pro bono work.  This experience prepared me for my first legal job, which is running…...

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Wendy Huff Ellard

Baker Donelson After a very rewarding internship with a public interest firm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina, I started with the Firm in 2007 and quickly began working to cultivate a full-time law practice based on my passion – assisting entities prepare for and respond to natural…...

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Sara Sommarstrom

Vetlaw Director at Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans     I run a legal assistance program within a social service agency in Minnesota, and our mission is to end homelessness among veterans.  That may sound like the impossible dream, but we have come a long way in the years that…...

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