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Relativity Fest 2018

James Sandman

President, Legal Services Corporation

Speaker Bio

Since 2011, Jim Sandman has been president of the Legal Services Corporation, the largest funder of civil legal aid programs in the United States, making grants to 133 programs with more than 800 offices serving every state and territory. Previously, Jim spent 30 years practicing law at Arnold & Porter, including ten years as the firm's Managing Partner. He is a former general counsel of the District of Columbia Public Schools and a past president of the District of Columbia Bar. Legal Times named Jim one of the "90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years" in 2008.

LIE227574 - Access to Justice: Challenges for the Legal System and the Nation In this follow-up to last year's highly rated Pro Bono and Public Service program, Legal Services Corporation president James Sandman and moderator David Horrigan of Relativity return to join National Association of Women Judges president Tanya Kennedy, Association of American Law Schools president Wendy Collins Perdue, and Starbucks managing director Zabrina Jenkins to discuss the challenges facing the legal system and the nation as the vast majority of Americans cannot afford legal representation. The program will address the fundamental right to the courts, the threats to access to justice, and what you can do to help.

This session has been submitted for CLE accreditation.
1 Hour Panel David Horrigan - Discovery Counsel and Legal Education Director, Relativity
Zabrina Jenkins - Managing Director, Litigation, Law & Corporate Affairs, Starbucks Coffee Company
Dennis Garcia - Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
Justice Tanya Kennedy, New York Supreme Court - New York County
James Sandman - President, Legal Services Corporation
Wendy Collins Perdue - Dean and Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law