Casey Chiappetta

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Senior Program Associate, Civil Legal Services

Casey advocates for federal funding and policies to integrate civil legal aid into cross-sector collaborations that serve low-income and vulnerable populations and provides training and technical assistance for legal aid organizations through the Project to Advance Civil Legal Aid Collaborations. She also conducts research on legal technologies, such as artificial intelligence and online dispute resolution, and their impact on the client community. Casey previously worked at the Justice in Government Project, where she built a toolkit to educate grant administrators, policymakers, and advocates on how legal aid advances policy priorities and how to build partnerships with federal pass-through funding. Her research has been published in several refereed journals, including Family Court Review, MIE Journal, Disability & Society and others. She received her M.S. in Justice & Public Policy from American University, graduating summa cum laude and was an Executive Merit scholar. She received the School of Public Affairs top graduate research award and the university’s most prestigious academic award, the Outstanding Scholarship Award, conferred at commencement. She also received her B.A. in Sociology from American University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and also received the Outstanding Scholarship Award at the conclusion of her studies, being the first and only scholar to receive it twice.

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