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Pro Bono Net at the 2017 TIG Conference

Posted in Announcements, Conferences, Courts, Legal Services, Staff News, Technology

The 2017 Technology Initiative Grants Conference (TIG) kicks off on Wednesday in San Antonio, Texas. The TIG Conference brings together technologists, legal aid staff, courts, funders and others to explore innovative ways of using technology to promote full access to legal assistance for low-income individuals.   Pro Bono Net will be well-represented again this year, with a… Continue Reading

Microsoft partners with Legal Services Corporation and Pro Bono Net to create access to Justice Portal

Posted in Announcements, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Staff News, Technology

Posted April 19, 2016 by Dave Heiner, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the Regulatory Affairs team at Microsoft Dave leads Microsoft’s Regulatory Affairs team, which is focused on privacy, accessibility, telecommunications and computer security policy and regulation worldwide. Dave joined Microsoft in 1994 and for many years oversaw its antitrust work. He is… Continue Reading

Major Themes from the 2016 TIG Conference: A First Timer’s Perspective

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, Resources, Technology

Sam Halpert is Pro Bono Net’s LawHelp Program Coordinator. He came to Pro Bono Net in September 2015 from the National Association for Law Placement, where he developed and maintained PSJD.org. He received his JD cum laude from Georgetown Law and his BA cum laude in History & Literature from Harvard University. He is currently… Continue Reading

LSNTAP/PBN Webinar: 50 Tech Tips

Posted in Legal Services, Technology, Webinar

Last month Pro Bono Net and LSNTAP took the legal community back to school with the 50 Tech Tips webinar. Xander Karsten, the LawHelp Program Coordinator here at Pro Bono Net, moderated the webinar. I suppose one could say he was the principal! The lesson plan covered website launches, productivity and efficiency enhancers, and data… Continue Reading

Online Developer Training to Create Easy-to-Use Online Forms Starts September 9th

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

With funding from the Legal Services Corporation Technology Assistance Grants, Pro Bono Net is organizing its first online developer training for the online legal services and court document assembly community. This five week series will start on 9/9/2014 and will end on 10/7/2014. Each two hour session will teach basic A2J Author and HotDocs skills,… Continue Reading

Speaking with the Master Part IV: Richard’s Reflections

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

About the Series Richard Zorza, one of the founders and leaders of the access to justice (ATJ) movement, recently received the American Bar Association’s 2014 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access’ Lifetime Achievement Honor for decades of work on behalf of self-represented litigants. Not to be outdone, the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of… Continue Reading

Speaking with the Master Part Two: The SRLN Begins

Posted in Courts, Launch, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Website Launch

About the Series Richard Zorza, one of the founders and leaders of the access to justice (ATJ) movement, recently received the American Bar Association’s 2014 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access’ Lifetime Achievement Honor for decades of work on behalf of self-represented litigants. Not to be outdone, the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of… Continue Reading

Speaking with the Master: Part One of Our Interview with Richard Zorza

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

About the Series Richard Zorza, one of the founders and leaders of the access to justice (ATJ) movement, recently received the American Bar Association’s 2014 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access’ Lifetime Achievement Honor for decades of work on behalf of self-represented litigants. Not to be outdone, the Conference of Chief Justices and the… 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

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

Funding Opportunities for Tech-Enabled Access to Justice Partnerships

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Webinar

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) released its TIG Letter of Intent (LOI) invitations last week. This year the priorities are very focused and closely aligned with the Technology Summit Report of 2013. This year the total amount of funds available to Legal Services grantees is $3.45 Million. There are two main categories: 1) innovation and improvements,… Continue Reading

LSNTAP Webinar: Beyond Online Intake: Looking at Triage and Expert Systems Webinar Summary

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Webinar

Patrick Reynolds, the 2013 Pro Bono Net and Montana Legal Services Association 2013 AmeriCorps VISTA, reports on the December 4th, 2013 LSNTAP webinar on the use of technology to help unrepresented litigants. More of Patrick’s posts are available here. The last LSNTAP webinar of 2013 – the Beyond Online Intake on Wednesday, December 4th -highlighted a number of projects relating… Continue Reading

New Webinar Series on Libraries and Access to Justice Kicks off this Week

Posted in Legal Services, Technology

This fall, Pro Bono Net is producing four national training webinars for public and public law librarians about free, online resources for people with legal needs. The Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series kicks off this Thursday, Sept. 13, with an overview of the legal information needs among low-income Americans and why libraries are… Continue Reading

What We’re Reading

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

It’s a short week for most of us, but there is some interesting reading to be done for those interested in pro bono and technology.  The American Lawyer’s annual report on the state of pro bono is out [registration required], and the news is decidedly mixed.  Average pro bono hours hit the lowest level in… Continue Reading