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With funding from the Legal Services Corporation, Pro Bono Net and Ohio State Legal Services offer live online form developer training each year. In 2018, the live training will be offered in New Orleans, in coordination with the LSC's Innovations in Technology Conference.

The trainers include, Capstone Practice Systems,  Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction,and Pro Bono Net LawHelp Interactive staff. \


The beginner training  trains on how to use HotDocs and A2J Author 6.0 to create a basic divorce pleading. This training is now full and is closed.  It gives the students hands on experience creating a form. The beginner's course is two days long. It covers minimal project project planning and management guidance but the focus is on creating a form and going over the basic skills a developer needs to get started creating a form.


We still have space in an advanced topics session on Tuesday January 9, 2018 on topics not covered during the two days overview. This training will be good for those who already know how to author LHI powered forms, or program managers, who want to learn about advanced features in LHI that enable you to create and promote forms in other languages, using document co production features, and learning advanced ways to display forms and integrate forms into other databases, etc. The session will be in the afternoon of Tuesday 1/9 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

A sample training agenda from the 2016 training is available here:


Registration and Logistics


Beginners trainer is in Room Name: Frontenac 1/8 and 1/9 

Advanced training is in Room Name  Conde 1/9 1-4


They are right next to each other.


Please use this form to register. Please note that the registration for the beginners training is closed as of 12/19/2017. Please use the form to indicate interest for the advanced session only after 12/19/2017.

You will receive an email from Pro Bono Net staff and then you are enrolled in the training.


Registration for the Beginner training is closed. We keep the workshops small to make sure we can help everyone who needs help and have a real hands on experience.


The training will be held at the JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. A special conference hotel rate is available for $148 per night. To reserve a room, go to the special conference hotel booking site for the JW Marriott. Reservations in the hotel block of rooms is available until December 18, 2017, or until the block is sold out.


After you enroll and you receive confirmation from PBN staff on your registration:


1) Enroll as template provider in LawHelp Interactive. (Sign in, choose template provider account, pick organization and state)

2)  Download a copy of the Montana Petition for Divorce from here (This is a document we will automate as a group during the training).

3) Download a copy of New York Consumer Debt Answer Form from here (This is a second document we will automate during the training).

4) Register for A2J Author 6.0 by visiting and signing up (You'll get an email with further instructions once you have been authenticated).

5) Obtain a copy of HD 11 Developer from the HotDocs Corporation (version 11) and make sure you have it installed in the computer you will use to create your forms. 


For questions about the training, please contact Mirenda Meghelli at or Claudia Johnson,

Last updated  1/7/2018

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