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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Measuring The Justice Index: An Important Impetus for Conversations on Access To Justice

Posted in Launch, Legal Services, Technology

My work on disaster legal services at Pro Bono Net has made me keenly aware of the barriers to access to justice that many Americans encounter. I’ve also become cognizant of the vast regional and jurisdictional differences in how courts accommodate participation by non-lawyers in the civil legal system. So when Mark O’Brien invited me… Continue Reading

Innovation in Online Triage: A Discussion with Gwen Daniels of ILAO on their Award-Winning System

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

Last month, Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) won a 2013 Innovation Award in the Pro Bono category for their Statewide Online Access System. The awards were presented by Law Technology News (LTN).(For those not in the know, these are basically the Oscars of the legal tech community – except bigger.) ILAO’s System is “designed to… Continue Reading

Re-Post: Innovative Technology Projects Are Connecting Pro Bono Lawyers with Clients

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

The post below is reproduced from The Shriver Brief and is written by Michele Host, the Senior Attorney-Legal Editor at The Shriver Center. We’re excited that The Shriver Center is taking an interest in Pro Bono Net’s work. Whether they work in private practice, for nonprofits, or for state or local governments, lawyers have many… Continue Reading

The KEY #SocialMedia Tip for Long-Term Promotional Success!

Posted in PLI, Social Media, Technology, Webinar

On March 20th, the Practising Law Institute is presenting “Social Media for Non-Profit and Public Interest Organizations” at their San Francisco center. Appropriately enough, PLI is also live webcasting the free event on their website. The event will explain how to utilize social media to achieve common goals of public interest and non-profit organizations including… Continue Reading

Practicing Law Institute Hosts Leaders in Anti-Trafficking

Posted in Courts, Immigration, Legal Services, PLI

According to the Polaris Project, “human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world” with the International Labor Organization reporting almost 21 million people in forced labor in 2012. In response to this growing and devastating trend, PLI recently sponsored a standout event that featured several top names… Continue Reading

If You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get…

Posted in Pro Bono

We are pleased to feature a guest post from Nicholas Glicher of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Nick is Co-Head of Legal at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, having spent a number of years practising law at an international law firm. He looks after TrustLaw Connect’s global network of law firms and in-house legal teams, and manages… Continue Reading

3 Exciting Highlights from the 2014 LHI Tech Summit and for the Year Ahead!

Posted in Legal Services, Technology

At the beginning of February, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP hosted the 2014 LawHelp Interactive Technology Summit in their New York office. The summit was organized with generous support from the Legal Services Corporation. The 2014 LHI Tech Summit was yet another success! As always, the summit is a wonderful opportunity to catch… Continue Reading

Fordham Law Symposium Panelists Address Long-Term Policy Responses to Sandy and Advocate for Survivors

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Superstorm Sandy

On Friday, February 21st I broke from my normal office routine and headed up to Fordham Law School for the annual Fordham Environmental Law Review Symposium, which this year was titled “Eye of the Storm: Hurricane Sandy Response and Rebuilding Strategies.” The panels at the Symposium demonstrated an emphasis on addressing the systemic problems Sandy… Continue Reading