Appalachian Justice Symposium

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2018
Friday, February 23rd
9:20 AM

Criminal Justice in an Epidemic

Valena Beety, West Virginia University
Wendy Bach, University of Tennessee College of Law
Barbara Fedders, University of North Carolina School of Law
Cortney Lollar, University of Kentucky College of Law

Davis Faculty Lounge

9:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Rural Veterans: Civil Legal Challenges & Discharge Upgrades

Kimberly Adams, Community Legal Aid Services
Bridget Fuselier, Baylor Law School
David H. Myers, Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
James Richardson, Veterans and Military Law Section, Federal Bar Association
Lynn Rodriguez, Texas A&M University School of Law
Hillary Wandler, University of Montana School of Law

Room 141

9:20 AM - 10:50 AM

11:00 AM

Economic Development Challenges in Appalachia: Case Studies in Infrastructure Investment, Entrepreneurship, and Community Economic Development in Tennessee and West Virginia

Priya Baskaran, West Virginia University College of Law
Eric Franklin Amarante, University of Tennessee College of Law
Katherine Garvey, West Virginia University College of Law
Lauren Rogal, Vanderbilt University Law School
Kelly Workman, West Virginia Department of Commerce

Davis Faculty Lounge

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Future of Oil & Gas in Appalachia

Timothy McKeen, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Jamie Chapman, Antero Resources Corporation
Andrew Graham, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Lauren Turner, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Room 141

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM

Friday Lunch Featured Speaker

John Deskins, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, West Virginia University

Room 141

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Parallel Worlds: Comparing Rural Development to Development in International Countries

Jena Martin, West Virginia University College of Law
Karon Powell, Southern Adventist University

Davis Faculty Lounge

1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Working for Recovery: How Civil Rights Laws Can Improve the Prospects for Successful Rehabilitation and Gainful Employment for Drug and Alcohol Addicts

Anne M. Lofaso, West Virginia University College of Law
LInda Batiste, Job Accommodation Network
Ashley Bledsoe, Southwestern Regional Day Report Center
Robert Edmundson, West Virginia University
Patrick McGinley, West Virginia University College of Law
Samuel Petsonk, Mountain State Justice

Room 141

1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

3:00 PM

Educational Reform Efforts in West Virginia

Robert Bastress, West Virginia University College of Law
Trey Kay, Us & Them Podcast
Bren Pomponio, Mountain State Justice
Joshua Weishart, West Virginia University College of Law

Davis Faculty Lounge

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

West Virginia Legislative Goals

Charles S. Trump, West Virginia Senate
Mitch Carmichael, West Virginia Senate
Tim Armstead, West Virginia House
John Shott, West Virginia House

Room 141

3:00 PM - 4:20 PM

4:30 PM

Legal and Regulatory Reform: A Pathway of Hope for Appalachia

Danielle Waltz, Jackson Kelly PLLC
Richie Heath, Bowles Rice LLP
Jason Huffman, Americans for Prosperity
Thomas Kleeh, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Davis Faculty Lounge

4:30 PM - 5:50 PM

LGBTQ+ Appalachians

Jennifer D. Oliva, West Virginia University
Todd Brower, UCLA School of Law
Kristina Hash, WVU School of Social Work
Samuel Leizear, WVU School of Social Work
Cris Mayo, WVU LGBTQ Center
Matthew Sparks
Jordon Woods, University of Arkansas School of Law

Room 141

4:30 PM - 5:50 PM

6:30 PM

Friday Dinner Keynote

Lisa Pruitt, U.C. Davis School of Law

6:30 PM

Saturday, February 24th
9:00 AM

Appalachian Healthcare: Barriers and the Government Programs that Address Them

Robert Davis, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
Stephen Butera, Department of Veterans Affairs
Hilda Heady, Atlas Research
Leah Heimbach, Healthcare Management Solutions
Jennifer D. Oliva, West Virginia University

Room 141

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Appalachian Narrative, Policies, and African Americans in West Virginia

Anne M. Lofaso, West Virginia University College of Law
Lauri Andress, WVU Department of Health Policy, Management & Leadership
Rico Moore
Meshea Poore, West Virginia State Bar

Davis Faculty Lounge

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:40 AM

Black Lung in the 21st Century: Disease, Law, and Policy

Christine Pill, West Virginia University College of Law
John Cline
A. Scott Laney, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Edward Lee Petsonk, WVU School of Medicine
Evan Barret Smith, Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center

Room 141

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Hope in the Hills: Legal Aid of West Virginia’s Strategic Response to Appalachia’s Challenges

Marjorie McDiarmid, West Virginia University College of Law
Priya Baskaran, West Virginia University College of Law
Katherine Garvey, West Virginia University College of Law
John Tull, John A. Tull & Associates
Elizabeth Wehner, Legal Aid of West Virginia
Kate White, Legal Aid of West Virginia
Adrienne Worthy, Legal Aid of Wet Virginia

Davis Faculty Lounge

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM

12:10 PM

Saturday Lunch Featured Speaker

MIchael J. Aloi, U.S. Magistrate Judge

Room 141

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

1:10 PM

Coal and Appalachia: Lessons from the Past, Prospects for the Future

Chuck DiSalvo, West Virginia University College of Law
Mike Becher, Appalachian Mountain Advocates
Ted Boettner, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy
Brandon Dennison, Coalfield Development Corporation
John McFerrin
Patrick McGinley, West Virginia University College of Law

Room 141

1:10 PM - 2:40 PM

Views on the Administration of Criminal Justice in Appalachia from the Bench and Bar

Jeff Smith, Prosecutor, Lawrence County, OH
Russell Clawges Jr., Circuit Court Judge, 17th Judicial Circuit, WV
Patricia Keller, Family Court Judge, 6th Family Court Circuit, WV
Cindy Stanton, Chief Public Defender, 28th Judicial Circuit, WV
Richard Walker, Federal Public Defender, Northern District of West Virginia

Davis Faculty Lounge

1:10 PM - 2:40 PM

2:50 PM

Broadband Expansion in West Virginia

Chris Walters, Capital Insurance Group
Charlie Dennie, Alpha Technologies
Rob Hinton, West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council

Davis Faculty Lounge

2:50 PM - 4:20 PM

Heirs Property and Access to Justice: Changing the Conversation

Ann Eisenberg, University of South Carolina School of Law
Mavis Gragg, The Gragg Law Firm PLLC
Jesse Richardson, West Virginia University College of Law
John Schelhas, USDA Forest Service

Room 141

2:50 PM - 4:20 PM