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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Guest Post: Yanting Zhang, Usability Intern at Pro Bono Net

Posted in Technology

Yanting Zhang is a graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Information, specializing in human-computer interaction.  During an internship at Pro Bono Net this summer, she worked on a LawHelp Interactive usability project, which aimed to uncover best practices and recommendations for making the online legal document assembly service even more user-friendly.  She… Continue Reading

Top Tips from the “Online Resources for Self-Represented Litigants” Webinar

Posted in Legal Services, Technology

People have short attention spans.  Always feed your video crew.   User test everything – your assumptions are probably wrong. These were among the tips shared by participants in the Aug. 15 webinar, “Online Resources for Self-represented Litigants,” part of the Pro Bono Net/LSNTAP Community Training series. Five  court and legal services programs shared lessons learned… Continue Reading

Q&A With K&L Gates: ‘We are developing global citizens and global lawyers’

Posted in Pro Bono, Technology, Uncategorized

We spoke with Robert Mitchell, the new chair of K&L Gates Pro Bono Committee, and Carleton Strouss, who recently stepped down after serving as the committee chair for 10 years, about the firm’s pro bono program, including its international efforts and the role of technology.  K&L Gates handles hundreds of pro bono cases a year… Continue Reading

Q&A with NJP’s Sue Encherman & Daniel Ediger, Educating the Public via Video

Posted in Legal Services, Technology

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is charged with creating a series of instructive videos for WashingtonLawHelp.org through the federal Communities Connect Network Project (part of the Department of Commerce’s Broadband Technology Opportunity Program) which aims to increase access to technology and improve legal literacy for unrepresented Washingtonians.  NJP recently released its 8th video, on Public… Continue Reading