The (lucky) 13th annual Technology Initiative Grants Conference kicks offs this week in Jacksonville, Florida, and we are proud to say that we have been to all 13 of them! This year, Pro Bono Net is well represented at the conference with our LawHelp and LawHelp Interactive staff both in attendance and presenting at many workshops.

Pro Bono Net got an early jump on the events in Jacksonville before the conference started. Our Executive Director, Mark O’Brien, participated in the Legal Services Corporation’s second Technology Summit, convened over the two days before the TIG conference started.  Pro Bono Net board members Betty Balli Torres and Michael Mills were among the other legal services and technology leaders invited from around the country.  The two day Summit was a follow up to the one held last year that Mark also attended, and focused on implementing the technology vision developed in 2012.

Also kicking things off before the conference, Pro Bono Net staff members Claudia Johnson and Mirenda Watkins hosted a two day in-person training on HotDocs and A2J Author to support our LawHelp Interactive network. Learn more about the training here.

During the TIG Conference, Pro Bono Net staff in attendance will be participating in a number of sessions including:

Best Practices in Accessible E-filing, Wednesday, 1/16 • 10:30 – 11:45 am • St. Johns

Claudia Johnson, Presenter


Ignite Plenary Session – Show and Tell of Technology Projects and Ideas, Thursday, 1/17 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm • Ballroom AB

Liz Keith and Xander Karsten, Presenters


Systems Integrations—bringing together powerful tools to enable higher attorney/staff performance and higher quality services, Thursday, 1/17 • 2:15 – 3:30 pm • Ballroom CDE

Claudia Johnson and Jim Wiegand, Presenters


Innovations in Pro Bono, Thursday, 1/17 • 2:15 – 3:30 pm • St. Johns

Liz Keith, Presenter


LawHelp Network Session: What’s New, What’s Next, Thursday, 1/17 • 4:00 – 5:15 pm • Ballroom AB

Liz Keith and Jillian Theil, Presenters


Adoption of Online Forms By Legal Aid Staff and Pro Bono Attorneys, Friday, 1/18 • 8:30 – 9:30 am • Ballroom AB

Claudia Johnson, Tony Lu and Mirenda Watkins, Presenters


If you are currently at TIG and have a chance to participate in the sessions Pro Bono Net is participating in, we invite you to share your feedback in the comments.