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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Congrats to New Fellows of the College of Law Practice Management

Posted in Technology

Congratulations to Bonnie Hough, John Mayer, Lisa Colpoys, Robert Cohen, and Jim Sandman for becoming fellows of the College of Law Practice Management! Congratulations also to Prof. Ron Staudt of Chicago Kent College of Law, who was elected president of the College. The College of Law Practice Management was formed in 1994 to honor and… Continue Reading

Celebrate Pro Bono Guest Post: TrustLaw

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week

In honor of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Pro Bono Net has lined up a variety of guest bloggers from law firms, legal aid organizations and elsewhere to share their pro bono ideas and experiences. Check back each day between Oct. 22-26 for new posts, and visit the Celebrate Pro Bono site to learn how… 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

Deferred Action, U Visas & Asylum On the Agenda at the Immigration Advocates Networks’ First e-Conference

Posted in Immigration

The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is hosting its first annual e-conference, “Cutting Edge Issues in Immigration Law,” a week-long series of interactive online trainings with national experts, from October 29 to November 2, 2012. IAN is the country’s largest network of nonprofit  and public interest immigration advocates, with over 5,500 members representing every state in… 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

Top Ten Tips from Evaluating Online Intake: What are we learning?

Posted in Legal Services, Technology

On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, LSNTAP (Legal Services National Assistance Project) and Pro Bono Net conducted a community training that evaluated what the legal services community is learning about implementing online intake, including best practices, and discussed how this technology is transforming the delivery of legal services.  Participants were encouraged to tweet about the webinar… Continue Reading