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Staff Publications

2013
Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog
Claudia Johnson contributes regularly to Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog. She also contributed pieces in 2011 and 2012.

2012
New York's Online Disaster and Recovery Resources
Management Information Exchange Journal, Winter 2012
Liz Keith wrote about the New York legal aid and pro bono community's use of online resources to mobilize in the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

2011
Immigration Advocates Network: Harnessing the Power of Technology and Collaboration
Cornerstone, December 2011
Pam Weisz wrote about Immigration Advocates Network's success in increasing the capacity of the nonprofit immigration legal services sector.

Online Document Assembly Initiatives to Aid the Self-Represented
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Fall 2011
Claudia Johnson wrote a chapter in the book Innovations for Self-Represented Litigants, edited by Bonnie Rose Hough and Pamela Cardullo Ortiz, looking at how document assembly enhances existing self-help centers.

2010
probono.net/ny: Connecting New York's Pro Bono Community
New York State Bar Association News, Oct. 2010
Tony Lu wrote this article about how Pro Bono Net helps New York attorneys get involved in pro bono.

How Effective is Machine Translation of Legal Information?
Clearinghouse Review, May-June 2010
Claudia Johnson co-wrote this article about the role of machine translation in helping clients with limited English.

LiveHelp - Increasing Access to Legal Information Online
The Young Lawyer, Jan. 2010
This article by Liz Keith describes Pro Bono Net's LiveHelp project, a chat-based, real-time support service that helps people find self-help resources and referral information on legal services websites.

Help Yourself
Law Technology News, Jan. 2010
Pam Weisz wrote this article about Pro Bono Net's LawHelp Interactive service, which helps pro se litigants create complete, properly formatted legal documents.

2009
Tech Tips for a Down Economy
NLADA Cornerstone, Sept.-Dec. 2009
Matthew Burnett co-wrote this article, which summarizes free and low-cost technologies available to budget-conscious nonprofits.

Building Networks Online
Clearinghouse Review, July-Aug. 2009
Kate Bladow and Matthew Burnett wrote this article discussing how poverty law advocates and organizations can use social networks and social networking.

Tech Turbulence: Helping Hands
Law Technology News, June 2009
This article by Pam Weisz describes the value of pro bono work for attorneys at a time of turmoil in the legal market.

New National Web Collaborations to Support Advocates and Volunteers
Management Information Exchange Journal, Winter 2009
Liz Keith wrote this article describing some of Pro Bono Net's national collaborations supporting volunteers and advocates working on issues including domestic violence, immigration, employment law and more.

Meaningful Web Access for LEP Clients: Examples from the Net
NLADA Cornerstone, Jan.-April 2009
This article, co-written by Liz Keith, highlights emerging and distinctive ways that programs are using Web technology to help ensure essential resources and information are accessible to LEP clients.

2008
Automating Good Works
Law Technology News, April 2008
Mark O'Brien wrote this article about Pro Bono Manager, Pro Bono Net's practice management service for law firm pro bono programs.

Building Towers with Less Babble
e-Filing Reporter, Feb. 2008
Kate Bladow co-wrote this article about the ways in which online document assembly can reduce barriers for self-represented litigants.

Online Document Assembly
Future Trends in State Courts, 2008
Kate Bladow and Claudia Johnson wrote about how online document assembly can make life easier for not only self-represented litigants, but also court staff.

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