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The Legal Services Corporation’s 2020 Innovations in Technology Conference is being held January 15-17 at the Portland Hilton Downtown, 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204 . All attendees must register using the conference registration website.
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Thursday, January 16 • 8:45am - 10:00am
Overcoming Barriers to Media Coverage for Your Tech Innovation

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Media can be a powerful tool for educating key audiences, including intended users of an innovation, potential funders, and policymakers. But lack of knowledge about when and how to pursue media coverage can be a significant barrier. The goal of this session will be for advocates who are interested in pursuing media coverage to hear from peers who are successful media advocates for tech innovations, and from civil justice media/communications strategy experts. While there has been some strong media coverage of legal aid tech innovations, we believe there is significant potential for more, and hope that demystifying the process will result in greater confidence and increased media outreach.

Speakers
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Carl Rauscher

Director of Communications and Media Relations, Legal Services Corporation
Carl Rauscher had a long career in print and broadcast journalism before becoming the Legal Services Corporation’s Director of Communications and Media Relations eight years ago. He was political editor and Washington bureau managing editor for Cox Newspapers; Washington editor... Read More →
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Matthew Stubenberg

Associate Director of Legal Technology, Harvard Law School - A2J Lab
Matthew Stubenberg graduated from Maryland Law School in 2013. Interested in using technology to change how the law is practiced, he has developed numerous software applications. Matthew’s first big success was MDExpungement.com, a website that automates the expungement process... Read More →
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Rohan Pavuluri

CEO, Upsolve
Rohan Pavuluri is the co-founder and CEO at Upsolve, a technology-enabled national legal services nonprofit that provides low-income people with free bankruptcy assistance across the country. Rohan is a member of the Legal Services Corporation's Emerging Leaders Council and the American... Read More →
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Sam Scarrow

Media Relations Manager, Voices for Civil Justice
As Media Relations Manager for Voices for Civil Justice, Sam Scarrow elevates human stories of the crises people face when seeking justice in civil court. He brings a keen sense of what editors and media gatekeepers look for in a story and builds the capacity of civil legal aid organizations... Read More →


Thursday January 16, 2020 8:45am - 10:00am PST
Galleria - North Ballroom Level