April Faith-Slaker is a researcher and attorney whose areas of focus have included pro bono legal services, the juvenile justice system and alternative dispute resolution. Prior to working at the Lab, she served as Director of the Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives at the American Bar Association, where she worked to support the creation and expansion of state access to justice commissions. She also served as the managing editor for the Political and Legal Anthropology Review from 2007-2016. In a prior life, she lived in Nebraska, where she conducted program evaluation at Legal Aid of Nebraska and was a researcher at the University of Nebraska’s Center on Children, Families and the Law. April has an unusual concept of “fun” that has been known to include things like turning data into music and telling embarrassing stories about herself in front of large audiences.
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