Briana Stone is a Principal Court Management Consultant focusing on advancing language and disability access in state and local courts. Before joining NCSC, she spent 17 years working to expand access to justice in Texas. Most recently, she worked at the Texas Access to Justice Commission on a wide range of initiatives, from drafting language access legislation and shepherding it through the process to become law to serving as a subject matter expert for the Supreme Court of Texas, Office of Court Administration, and the Texas Legislature on issues such as language access, evictions, COVID Emergency Orders, debt collection proceedings, self-represented litigants, and remote proceedings, to name a few. Before leaving her litigation practice, Briana was Director of the Texas Civil Rights Project in El Paso, serving over 25 counties in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. She was also a staff attorney at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Austin, where she worked to expand services in rural areas on top of her caseload. As a litigator, her practice focused on civil and disability rights, wage theft, immigration relief for survivors of domestic violence, special education, and juvenile justice. Briana holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Northeastern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Women’s Studies from Smith College.