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Pro Bono Net at the 2017 NLADA Conference next week

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

Several Pro Bono Net staff members will be presenting at multiple sessions on a variety of equal justice issues at the 2017 NLADA Annual Conference, December 6th-9th. NLADA brings together more than 700 equal justice advocates each year to participate in substantive workshops on topics critical to helping effectively meet the legal needs of low-income… Continue Reading

Law School Access to Justice Conference NY 2016: A First Timer Perspective

Posted in Conferences, Pro Bono, Staff News, Technology

This weekend as we celebrate our Independence Day, we should remember that our country was founded on the principles of freedom and justice. However, for millions of Americans access to justice is still beyond reach. Pro Bono Net seeks to increase access to justice through innovative technology solutions and expertise in building and mobilizing justice… Continue Reading

Connecting with Our Community: A Conversation with PBN Board Member and Director of Global Technology at Debevoise & Plimpton, Karen S. Levy

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

Karen S. Levy, Director of Global Technology at Debevoise & Plimpton, joined the Pro Bono Net Board to help advance our mission of leveraging technology to provide access to effective legal services.  Prior to her leadership position at Debevoise, Karen held senior technology roles Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Edwards Wildman Palmer.  She has also… Continue Reading

LawHelp Interactive is Making a Big Difference for Domestic Violence Survivors

Posted in Legal Services, Libraries, Technology

There are over 4,000 online forms on LawHelp Interactive, the largest national online document assembly platform designed specifically to meet the needs of low-income communities and the legal aid providers that serve them. Forms are available in various areas of law and for a range of audiences. By and large, family law is the area… Continue Reading

LSNTAP/PBN Webinar: Innovations in Technology-enabled Pro Bono

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Immigration, Legal Services, Libraries, Pro Bono, Technology, Webinar

In honor of National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Pro Bono Net and LSNTAP partnered to produce a pre-Celebrate Pro Bono Week webinar on innovations in technology-enabled pro bono. Moderated by Adam Friedl of Pro Bono Net, the webinar presented examples of new innovations in technology to support pro bono, as well as tips on how… Continue Reading

PBN Attends PLI’s Supreme Court Review

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono

At the end of July, my colleague Adam Friedl and I attended the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) 16thAnnual Supreme Court Review. We want to thank PLI, a Pro Bono Net Bronze Sponsor since 2011, for inviting us (again) to the always-fascinating event. The daylong session kicked off with the themes and key decisions of the… Continue Reading

LSNTAP/PBN Webinar: The “whats” and the “whys” of Online Intake

Posted in Legal Services, Technology, Webinar

This past August, Pro Bono Net partnered with LSNTAP to produce a webinar on online intake in legal aid. Moderated by Claudia Johnson of Pro Bono Net, the webinar reviewed online intake, what it is and how it fits in the delivery of legal services continuum, in addition to sharing two different program model implementations…. Continue Reading

Is the LawHelp Interactive Rebuild essentially a Wedding?

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, Technology

LawHelp Interactive (LHI) is a Pro Bono Net program that helps poverty law and court access-to-justice programs implement online document assembly projects. Blue Ridge Legal Services and Pro Bono Net are rebuilding the technical infrastructure of LHI to make sure that it remains a sustainable, scalable national solution for the extensive development and use of… Continue Reading

OlmsteadRights Site Launches to Educate All

Posted in Launch, Legal Services

Pro Bono Net recently partnered on a new site – www.olmsteadrights.org – that will inform a wide audience about the Olmstead decision and provide resources and information for self-advocates, family and friends of people with disabilities, and legal advocates alike. The project was spearheaded by Atlanta Legal Aid Society, in partnership with the Legal Services… Continue Reading

PBN and IAN Attend the Inaugural New York Immigrant Assistance Consortium Conference

Posted in Conferences, Immigration, Pro Bono, Technology

On June 9th Pro Bono Net Executive Director Mark O’Brien and Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) Director Matthew Burnett participated in the inaugural conference of the New York Immigrant Assistance Consortium. Close to three hundred immigration advocates, legal service providers, government officials, and community members joined together to discuss how to better coordinate legal support for… Continue Reading

Practises in Pro Bono: A report on PLI’s Limited Scope Training

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono

Certain features of the American legal tradition are so fundamental as to be virtually sacrosanct: the adversarial system, attorney-client privilege, and pounding on the table to make a forceful point. Some basic assumptions underlie this model, including that lawyers provide litigants with beginning-to-end “full representation” in a case. To do otherwise has long been considered… Continue Reading

Speaking with the Master Part V: Where to Now?

Posted in 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 Conference of… Continue Reading

LSI and PBN: Creating Access with Sponsorships

Posted in Immigration, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

Whenever I present on language access issues there is always a question of how to provide information to website users who have limited English proficiency (LEP). Because my focus is providing support for the LawHelp.org community, these discussions may range from how best to present information to making content mobile accessible to reaching out to… 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

EJW Guest Post: Don’t Delay: Apply to AmeriCorps JD and Receive Funding for Your Service NOW!

Posted in Legal Services, Military/Veterans, Pro Bono

We are pleased to highlight Equal Justice Works’ campaign to recruit applicants for the AmeriCorps JD program. A guest post with application instructions (apply by May 2nd!) and a brief description of the program is below, along with a testimonial from L.G Corder, a US Army Veteran and Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow. Law students: are… 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