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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Mental Health Issues and the New York State Courts 2015: Understanding Risk

Posted in Courts, PLI, Seminar, Webinar

In July, I had the opportunity to attend a seminar called “Mental Health Issues & the New York States Courts 2015: Understanding Risk,” offered by the Practising Law Institute (PLI), a nonprofit continuing legal education and professional business training organization. PLI is bronze sponsor of Pro Bono Net’s work and Pro Bono Net is pleased… Continue Reading

ProJustice MN – Pro Bono to Go

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

Volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students routinely work in field settings such as clinics, courthouses or community legal education events. Providing comprehensive support to legal volunteers in these settings can be challenging, but the ubiquity of mobile devices and tablets makes them ideal vehicles for supporting pro bono in these contexts. In Minnesota, Legal Aid Services… Continue Reading

NY Courts Honored with LTN Innovation Award for the Most Innovative Use of Technology in a Pro Bono Project

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

Each year, thousands of individuals facing domestic violence in New York seek to protect themselves from abuse with an order of protection. Last month, ALM’s Legaltech News recognized The New York State Unified Court System with an LTN innovation award for the Most Innovative Use of Technology in a Pro Bono Project for the Advocate… Continue Reading

Unaccompanied Children Resource Center Responds to Need for Legal Information

Posted in Immigration, Legal Services, Technology

The Unaccompanied Children Resource Center launched in early 2015 as a joint project of the Immigration Advocates Network and the American Bar Association. The new website responds to the crisis of unaccompanied immigrant minors in immigration court proceedings. They are leaving their homes for many reasons: to escape abuse, discrimination, gender-based violence, poverty, trafficking, or other desperate situations. Some may qualify to… Continue Reading