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Pro Bono Net Staff to Present at NLADA Conference This Week

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

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E-filing and remote services will be among the topics addressed by Pro Bono Net staff during workshops at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s Annual Conference, taking place Dec. 5-8 in Chicago.

With courts increasingly turning to technology to address growing caseloads in an era of decreasing budgets, e-filing is a noteworthy topic. Mark O'Brien will join speakers from the Legal Services Corporation, Central Minnesota Legal Services and the Self-Represented Litigation Network on Thursday afternoon to discuss e-filing best practices as developed in cooperation with courts and technology experts, including fee waivers, access points and document assembly integration.

Other Pro Bono Net staff participating in the conference are Matthew Burnett, Mirenda Watkins, Xander Karsten and Claudia Johnson. They will be presenting during the following sessions:

THURSDAY, 12/6/2012

1:30 – 3PM
Electronic Filing -- The Legal Aid Role in Ensuring Access Friendly Practices
Panelists: Mark O’Brien, Richard Zorza, Glenn Rawdon, Jean Lastine

3:30-5PM
The Implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Panelists: Matthew Burnett, Steve Eppler-Epstein, Charles Greenfield, John Keller, Susan Nofi-Bendici

FRIDAY, 12/7/2012

8:30 - 10AM
Connecting Clients with Legal Resources: Innovative Partnerships with Libraries to Serve People Seeking Legal Help
Panelists: Xander Karsten, Jean Lastine, Soha Saiyed, Teri Ross, Janine Liebert

Remote Service Delivery: Going the Distance to Reach More Clients
Panelists: Mark O'Brien, Matthew Burnett, Elliott Fontenette, Mirenda Watkins

2:15-3:45PM
Ideas and Approaches for Access to Civil Justice Research: Bridging the Divides of Research and Practice (Poster Session)
Presenting: Claudia Johnson, Xander Karsten

4:00PM - 5:30PM
The Transformative Role of Automated Document Assembly in Building Self Help Project
Panelists: Mirenda Watkins, Josh Passman, Caroline Robinson, Gordon Shaw

For the full agenda, visit NLADA's website.

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