Ellen Hemley brings over 35 years of experience in the equal justice community to her role as Vice President of Advocate Resources and Training. Beginning in 2011, Ellen led the design and launch of the Shriver Center’s Racial Justice Institute and served as the main architect of the Shriver Center’s leadership training programs. Prior to joining the Shriver Center, Ellen served as executive director of the Center for Legal Aid Education (CLAE), which provided training and leadership development programs to equal justice advocates nationally. Previously, Ellen was Director of Training at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute where, among other things, she oversaw CLAE’s predecessor, the Legal Services Training Consortium of New England. She also served for many years as an independent consultant working with scores of legal aid networks, bar foundations and justice-related organizations across the country. She is a 1981 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.