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IAN Presents their Fifth Annual E-Conference Fundraiser

Posted in Announcements, Conferences, Immigration, Libraries, Pro Bono, Resources, Staff News, Technology, Webinar

The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is excited to announce its fifth annual e-conference fundraiser, “Cutting Edge Issues in Immigration Law,” from October 31 to November 4, 2016. Join us for a week-long series of interactive online trainings with national experts on representing children, administrative advocacy, entry & admission, U visas, and provisional waivers. We explore… Continue Reading

Online Form Project Ideas for the Current TIG LOI Cycle 2016

Posted in Announcements, Courts, Legal Services, Libraries, Pro Bono, Proposals, Resources, Technology

Online forms are a key tool in the movement to close the justice gap. They can be used from anywhere and at any time and are now a well understood component of a robust and diverse legal services delivery system.  According to LSC’S Report of The Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access… Continue Reading

LSNTAP/PBN Webinar: 2015 50 Tech Tips

Posted in Legal Services, Libraries, Technology, Webinar

Jillian Theil has been the Training and Field Support Coordinator for Pro Bono Net since 2011. She manages the LSNTAP/PBN Community Training series.  Pro Bono Net and LSNTAP kicked off their 2015 LSNTAP Community Training series with the recurring favorite, “50 Tech Tips for Getting You Started on Summer Projects.” The training featured 50 tech tips for… Continue Reading

National Volunteer Appreciation Week: Volunteer Resources from Pro Bono Net

Posted in Legal Services, Libraries, Pro Bono, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized

In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2015, which took place April 12-18, Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need. Each day during the week we took to social media to highlight a resource from Pro Bono Net to help volunteer attorneys and… Continue Reading

LawHelp Interactive is Making a Big Difference for Domestic Violence Survivors

Posted in Legal Services, Libraries, Technology

There are over 4,000 online forms on LawHelp Interactive, the largest national online document assembly platform designed specifically to meet the needs of low-income communities and the legal aid providers that serve them. Forms are available in various areas of law and for a range of audiences. By and large, family law is the area… Continue Reading

LSNTAP/PBN Webinar: Innovations in Technology-enabled Pro Bono

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Immigration, Legal Services, Libraries, Pro Bono, Technology, Webinar

In honor of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Pro Bono Net and LSNTAP partnered to produce a pre-Celebrate Pro Bono Week webinar on innovations in technology-enabled pro bono. Moderated by Adam Friedl of Pro Bono Net, the webinar presented examples of new innovations in technology to support pro bono, as well as tips on how… Continue Reading

Tackling Resource Access Together at 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, Libraries, Pro Bono, Technology

by Xander Karsten and Jillian Theil As part of our work with Pro Bono Net, we frequently attend conferences, which offer us the opportunity to connect with colleagues as well as learn and share trending topics, information and new tools.  This year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota was no different. But what sets… Continue Reading

Legal Aid/Library Collaborations – Lessons Learned

Posted in Legal Services, Libraries, Technology

“Librarians [are] very natural navigators.  That’s what they do, they help people figure out what resources they need to use, what medium they may need in order to move forward.” -Stacie Colston Patterson, Illinois Legal Aid Online. November 2 marked the last of Pro Bono Net’s Libraries & Access to Justice Webinar Series, “Developing Legal… Continue Reading

Helping Library Patrons Find Legal Assistance in their Communities

Posted in Legal Services, Libraries, Military/Veterans, Technology

A new webinar series developed by Pro Bono Net and its partners, “Librarians and Access to Justice,” has attracted hundreds of attendees eager to learn how librarians can use online resources to better educate and assist their patrons with legal needs. The most recent webinar, which took place Oct. 11, is summarized below. The last… Continue Reading

Connecting Library Patrons with Legal Information

Posted in Legal Services, Libraries

“With a surge in the number of people seeking assistance for issues with a legal dimension there is a need for partnerships between libraries and agencies that care about access to justice in the community.” – Mary Ann VanCura, Continuing Education & Library Development Specialist, Library Development Services, Minnesota Department of Education With Mary Ann… Continue Reading

Welcoming Librarians to the Access to Justice Movement

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, Libraries, Pro Bono, Technology

“Libraries are everywhere … this is a partnership we should encourage.” – Glenn Rawdon, Program Counsel for Technology, Legal Services Corporation This statement is one of the cornerstones of the Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series, a training series developed by Pro Bono Net that kicked off on September 13th.  More than 150 attendees… Continue Reading