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LawHelp Interactive (LHI) Goes Mobile

Posted in Announcements, Legal Services, Mobile, Resources, Staff News, Technology

After completing a major technology rebuild of LawHelp Interactive’s (LHI’s) backend in 2015, the LHI team shifted focus to improving the look and feel of LHI. That same year, about 20% of users accessing lawhelpinteractive.org were doing so with mobile and tablet devices making it clear that the mobile and tablet experience should be a… Continue Reading

ATJ Tech Fellows Summer Internship Positions at Pro Bono Net

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

There are 21 summer internship opportunities for law students interested in public interest law and technology through the ATJ Tech Fellows program. Two of these positions will be hosted by Pro Bono Net in New York. The ATJ Tech Fellows program is designed to provide law students with practical experience on the use of technology in… Continue Reading

New Text Management Tool: An Interview with Angela Tripp and Bob Aubin

Posted in Legal Services, Resources, Technology

In 2016, Michigan Legal Help (MLH) partnered with expert developer Bob Aubin, and Pro Bono Net to create a tool that helps online form developers automate the identification of text that needs to be translated. When an interview for Pro Bono Net’s LawHelp Interactive (LHI) needs to be changed to plain language, or to any other target… Continue Reading

Volunteering Through Technology Initiative: LHI Forms with Nancy Watson

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Volunteer Profile

Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need and the incredibly important work of pro bono volunteers in building our capacity to meet the vast unmet need for civil legal services.  This year we are celebrating National Pro Bono Week through a special… Continue Reading

Online resources empower Spanish speaking communities in the US

Posted in Immigration, Legal Services, Resources, Technology

Hispanic Heritage month, a chance look at the wealth of contributions the Hispanic community has made and continues to make in our society, is almost over. As we celebrate the contributions, we continue to support our communities in achieving their dreams and goals by providing assistance in overcoming civil legal issues and access to justice. Continue… Continue Reading

Live LawHelp Interactive (LHI) Developer Training: July 11-12, 2016

Posted in Announcements, Resources, Seminar, Technology

We are excited to announce that the next live LawHelp Interactive (LHI) developer training will take place July 11-12, 2016 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Why Attend? Participants in this free training will learn how to author interactive interviews for self-represented litigants, volunteer attorneys or advocates. For those already familiar with the… Continue Reading

National Reentry Week 2016: LawHelp Interactive online forms help people apply for expungement

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

This week has been designated National Reentry Week by the US Department of Justice. Those who have served their time and paid their debt to society, are at a disadvantage when reentering into the main stream. Pro Bono Net’s LawHelp Interactive provides access to online forms for those who qualify for expungement. One of the… Continue Reading

Document Assembly: An Essential Building Block for the Access to Justice Ecosystem

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, Resources, Staff News, Technology

We are delighted to announce that Claudia Johnson, Pro Bono Net’s LawHelp Interactive Program Manager, was invited to author a guest article for the Self-Represented Litigation Network entitled “Document Assembly : An Essential Building Block for the Access to Justice Ecosystem.” In this piece she not only describes the innovation and extensive reach of LawHelp… Continue Reading

Commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month with tools by LawHelp Interactive

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

A staggering number of Americans experience violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. Domestic Violence Awareness Month (each October) shines light on this issue and provides information to victims as well as the public about tools and resources available. Too often it is difficult for victims to access the justice system to get the help… Continue Reading

Rebuilding LawHelp Interactive: An Interview with Mirenda Meghelli

Posted in Launch, Pro Bono, Technology, Website Launch

  Mirenda Meghelli is the LawHelp Interactive Program Coordinator at Pro Bono Net, where she works as part of a team to support and grow initiatives using LawHelp Interactive, an award-winning national online document assembly platform operated by Pro Bono Net in partnership with legal aid, pro bono and court access to justice programs across… Continue Reading

Clear Communications Improve Outcomes for Low-Income and Spanish-Speaking in Texas and California Courts

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

Press Release Posted on May 6, 2015  (http://bit.ly/1EH4D3K) New York, NY (May 6, 2015) – For victims of rape, assault, and sexual assault who go to court without an attorney, just navigating the court system can be daunting, never mind understanding complex court orders. Roadblocks intensify for those with low English proficiency. Thanks to the… 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

Online Developer Training to Create Easy-to-Use Online Forms Starts September 9th

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Webinar

With funding from the Legal Services Corporation Technology Assistance Grants, Pro Bono Net is organizing its first online developer training for the online legal services and court document assembly community. This five week series will start on 9/9/2014 and will end on 10/7/2014. Each two hour session will teach basic A2J Author and HotDocs skills,… 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

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

3 Exciting Highlights from the 2014 LHI Tech Summit and for the Year Ahead!

Posted in Legal Services, Technology

At the beginning of February, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP hosted the 2014 LawHelp Interactive Technology Summit in their New York office. The summit was organized with generous support from the Legal Services Corporation. The 2014 LHI Tech Summit was yet another success! As always, the summit is a wonderful opportunity to catch… Continue Reading

Funding Opportunities for Tech-Enabled Access to Justice Partnerships

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Webinar

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) released its TIG Letter of Intent (LOI) invitations last week. This year the priorities are very focused and closely aligned with the Technology Summit Report of 2013. This year the total amount of funds available to Legal Services grantees is $3.45 Million. There are two main categories: 1) innovation and improvements,… Continue Reading

In South Carolina, LHI Increases Efficiency and Access to Justice in Child Support Cases

Posted in Legal Services, Technology

The Problem In the weak recovery from the worst recession in nearly a century, many South Carolinians have found it increasingly difficult to make their child support payments and have sought modifications to reduce their burden. One study reported that 79% of non-custodial parents in South Carolina who are unable to pay court-mandated child support… Continue Reading

Tech Pilot in Bronx Family Court Dramatically Increases Court Efficiency

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, Technology

In Bronx Family Court, Pro Bono Net’s LawHelp Interactive forms are a central component of an innovative e-filing project that has dramatically increased the court’s efficiency. The new pilot project is a paradigmatic example of technology’s capacity to increase access to justice, streamline court processes, and create a better and friendlier litigant experience. Traditionally, when… Continue Reading

Limited English Proficiency Complaint Resource Center: A New Tool to Help Advocates Create Title VI Language Access Complaints

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

By Claudia Johnson and Katie Brement Almost 50 years ago, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, outlawing discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities and women. The passage of the Act marked a new beginning for our society based on equality. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 exists… Continue Reading