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April 26 - Overcoming Barriers to Justice: Serving People Experiencing Poverty

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Overcoming Barriers to Justice: Serving People Experiencing Poverty

Date: Friday April 26, 2024
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Credits: 1.0 EIJ (Equity in Justice Credit)

Financial barriers to accessing justice exist for many New Mexicans. Join Kasey Daniel and Natalie Meyers, attorneys with decades of combined experience serving low-income clients, to learn about increasing justice through recognition of client economic realities. After attending this webinar you will be able: to implement strategies to better serve people in poverty; and to empower clients to gain greater justice system access.

Speakers:

Kasey Daniel is the Director of Legal Services for the New Mexico State Bar Foundation. In that role, she also functions as the Managing Attorney for the Modest Means Helpline (MMH) which is a civil legal helpline serving New Mexico residents with incomes at or below 500% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Kasey began her legal career in a large private civil defense firm in 2002, but only 2 years later transitioned to work in the legal non-profit sector. She has in-depth experience with New Mexico legal service providers, New Mexico courts, and direct experience running helplines and referrals services. Kasey has formerly worked as a staff attorney or in management at New Mexico Legal Aid, including its Volunteer Attorney Program, the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, the former statewide telephone helpline called Law Access New Mexico, the State Bar of New Mexico, Disability Law Colorado, and Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania. In addition, she served for nearly two years as the CEO of the 8th Judicial District in northeastern New Mexico.

Natalie Meyers is the Managing Attorney of Legal Resources for the Elderly Program (LREP). Natalie began her legal career representing persons with disabilities in front of the Social Security Administration. Natalie also worked with Law Access New Mexico to provide legal advice and brief services to low-income New Mexicans in the areas of Family Law and Public Benefits. Natalie joined LREP in 2019 to provide legal advice to seniors throughout New Mexico on a variety of civil legal issues. Natalie transitioned to serving as LREP's Managing Attorney in December of 2021. In addition to providing legal advice to seniors, Natalie also teaches educational workshops at senior centers and community events and has helped develop content for LREP’s library of educational publications.
Important information & login instructions:
  • Registration closes the day before the program; registration and payment must be received prior to 10 am MT.
  • After you register for the webinar, you will receive emails with instructions to join.
  • This webinar uses the GoToWebinar platform. This platform works best on Google Chrome browsers.
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This program is available online only. Accessing through a desktop or laptop is highly recommended. Using an iPad or mobile device with Internet capabilities is not recommended but may be used. This is considered a live program and attendees will receive live CLE credit after attending.