With funding from the LSC TIG program, OSLSA and Pro Bono Net offer in-person trainings on creating online forms for the LawHelp Interactive community twice a year. These trainings are free to participating legal aid programs and their court partners.
The next training will be held January 13-14, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida directly preceding the LSC TIG Conference.
This training will have a beginner track as well as a management track. The training will be taught by Pro Bono Net, Capstone Practice Systems and the Center for Access to Justice and Technology at Chicago-Kent. It will occur over two days and we will limit class size to 12 trainees for an optimal learning experience in the beginners session and no more than 15 in the management track.
Registration is now open and you can complete the registration form here.This year, on Tuesday 1/14/2014, we are offering a project planning/manager's track. This track is good for programs that want to get an online form projects started and want a walk through of all the stages of a project and see examples of how different states have created successful projects since 2005. The draft agenda for this track is here: http://www.probono.net/link.cfm?22225. Please contact Claudia Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the management track. For questions about the technical beginner track, please contact email@example.com. If you don't know what track to choose, please email us so we can help you select the right venue.
To register for the TIG conference go here: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1327450. These are two separate events so, if you are planning to attend both the live training and the TIG conference, register for both events. The LHI training is free of cost for LSC grantees and other non-profits.
Please do not make any travel arrangements until you get a registration confirmation email from Pro Bono Net staff. Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meal costs.
This training will take place at the Hotel where the LSC TIG conference is held (Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel) Rooms will be posted shortly.
Training participants can stay at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel for the TIG Conference room rate of $83/night single or double. To make a reservation online go to http://www.cpjacksonville.com/ and enter the Group Code for the room block: TIG. You can also make reservations by calling Crowne Plaza Reservations at 800-227-6963 or by calling the hotel directly at 904-398-8800 or 800-398-8808.
If LSC is providing you with any lodging assistance for the TIG Conference (as either a TIG recipient or presenter) LSC will reserve all your room nights for you, based on the dates you indicate when registering for the TIG Conference. Be sure to indicate your early arrival for the LHI Training on your TIG Conference registration to ensure appropriate travel reservations are made. Payment for any additional room nights in the hotel beyond those offered to you as a TIG recipient or presenter is your responsibility. The hotel room rate is $83 per night.
As an alternative, you can visit http://www.tripadvisor.com/ for a list of nearby hotels along with hotel reviews.
Directions to the hotel and transportation options are available here.
Agendas for trainees
A sample agenda for the beginners training is available here: http://www.probono.net/link.cfm?21884. As of now, there is no formal agenda for the online forms management track. The agenda for the management track will be posted by 12/20/2013.
Download HotDocs Developer 10.2 and A2J Author 4.0, so you can do the homework (see section below). You will need to bring a laptop with the A2J and HotDocs programs installed for the training.
Homework to Complete Before Training
HotDocs Tutorial: Go through at least the first 10 Lessons in Chapter 2 of the HotDocs 10.2 Developer Installation Guide and Tutorial available at: http://www.hotdocs.com/sites/default/files/hotdocs/documents/2010/HotDocs_Developer_10_Guide.pdf. These lessons can be done one at a time or in one sitting, and should take a couple of hours.
It is very important that you do your 'homework' for this class and that you register to LHI BEFORE the training, as well as to the lists.
Register as a Template Provider. (Choose account type "Template Provider." Enter and submit the appropriate information. You will receive an e-mail when you have been approved.)
- Download a copy of the Montana Petition for Divorce from here: http://www.probono.net/link.cfm?16756. This is the document we will create as a group.
- Download a copy of California Form FL-100 from here: http://www.probono.net/dasupport/library/item.457086-California_Form_Example. This is a second document we will create during the live training.
- Install A2J Author 4.0. Find the installation link here: http://www.a2jauthor.org/drupal/?q=node/337
- HotDocs Licenses -- If your program needs to purchase a HotDocs Developer license from the HotDocs Corporation, please read this before purchasing a license: http://www.probono.net/dasupport/search/item.315785
Please download HotDocs Developer (license required) and A2J Author 4.0 installed, so you can do your homework before the training.
For questions about the management track of this training, please contact Claudia Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org. All other training-related questions can be directed to Mirenda Watkins at email@example.com.
Last updated 12/6/2013