The 8th Annual New York Statewide Civil Legal Aid Technology Conference, convened by the Permanent Commission on Access to Justice in partnership with Cornell Tech will be held virtually beginning at 1:00pm ET on Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Tracks include data and privacy, court technology, law practice management, and online legal services delivery, and is open to attorneys and other interested staff from New York legal services programs as well as access to justice stakeholders from New York and out-of-state. Register here!

Pro Bono Net is proud to serve on the conference planning committee. Our New York Justice Initiatives bring the power of the law to all by expanding access to legal help for the underserved, mobilizing pro bono volunteers and helping our justice community partners throughout the state maximize their impact. We will be well represented at the conference with participation in several panels and we’d love for you to join us. See details below.

Tuesday, April 18th

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM ET: The Accessibility ABC’s

Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE

Learn the basics of accessibility for online legal content. This session will focus on the ways in which you can improve the work product of your websites, automated forms, chatbots, and other online content. Attendees will walk away with a basic knowledge of accessibility features to better serve users with disabilities, appropriate terminology, best practices for online legal content, and tools that can help them accomplish their accessibility goals. Presenters will demonstrate how online content can be user-friendly without compromising accessibility.

  • Sateesh Nori, JustFix
  • Alison Corn, Pro Bono Net
  • Jessica Frank, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

Wednesday, April 19th

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM ET: 3D Beyond Zoom: Building Long-Term Remote Legal Help Programs to Expand Legal Services to Patients 

Practice Management CLE

This session will highlight a new remote legal help program to provide legal care to patients across Long Island and New York City. Speakers will 1) explain how the Hofstra/Northwell Medical-Legal Partnership Program provides legal assistance for patients who screen positive for health harming legal needs; 2) describe the transition process to adopt a new technology platform, Remote Legal Connect, to continue and expand remote legal services to patients/clients; 3) discuss how a remote legal platform can increase client participation in case management; and 4) demonstrate the use of the technology through an attorney-client consultation scenario.

  • Erin Riker, Center for Elder Law and Justice
  • Kerlann L. Flowers, Hofstra/Northwell Medical Legal Partnership
  • Emily Manning, Hofstra Law-Northwell MLP
  • Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz, Pro Bono Net

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM ET: 25 Apps in 50 Minutes

Practice Management CLE

25 Apps in 50 minutes is a dynamic presentation of apps and tools to help attorneys manage their practice and clients. The presentation features five panelists, with each recommending five apps. The recommendations reflect innovative and practical tools to enhance attorneys’ productivity, communications, well-being, efficiency and effectiveness in their day-to-day practice and client service.

  • Tim Baran, Pro Bono Net
  • Quisquella Addison, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Robert Ambrogi, LawSites blog and LawNext podcast
  • Jeanne Ortiz-Ortiz, Pro Bono Net
  • Shellie S. Reid, Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project (LSNTAP)
  • Quinten Steenhuis, Suffolk University Law School