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John H. Varga is an attorney at Assemble Law Group, PLLC, primarily practicing estate planning and probate law. He is the co-creator of Washington Wills (wa-wills.com), a website that provides a downloadable will template, extensive information on basic estate planning, and comprehensive will-drafting instructions to the public at no cost. John believes in using technology to make legal services more affordable and accessible to Washington residents. John is also a founding member of the Washington State Veterans Bar Association. One of the main goals of that organization is to increase access to justice for Veterans living in Washington. To that end, the WSVBA has worked with the Attorney General’s Of ce during the past two state legislative sessions to pass a bill to create a position within the AGO that will assist Veterans with obtaining legal representation.
David Ward is Legal and Legislative Counsel at Legal Voice, where his areas of responsibility include LGBTQ rights, gender-based violence, and family law issues. He is a member of the Washington Supreme Court’s Gender and Justice Commission and a past-president of the QLaw Foundation. Before joining Legal Voice, David was the legislative liaison for WSBA, a staff attorney at the Access to Justice Institute at Seattle University
School of Law, an associate at Heller Ehrman, and a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and Trinity University.
Miguel Willis is the program director for the Access to Justice Technology Fellowship Program, a national program empowering law students to use technology to reduce the access to justice gap. Miguel is a recent graduate of Seattle University School of Law, where he organized the Social Justice Hackathon and many other innovative community initiatives. He is also a blogger and frequent speaker on issues dealing with technology and legal services. Connect with Miguel online athttp://www.innovativelawstudent.com/ or @MiguelElCapiTon.
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