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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  • By: Xander Karsten
  • Organization: Pro Bono Net

Technology-enabled self-help initiatives and remote services will be among the topics Pro Bono Net staff focus on at this years NLADA Annual Conference, taking place November 6-9th in Los Angeles this year.

With ever-expanding caseloads for full time attorneys and dwindling resources for legal services and courts, both Claudia Johnson and Liz Keith will join speakers from across the country to focus on how technology can play a pivotal role in leveraging volunteer attorneys as well as providing self-help resources to litigants and clients. They are slated to participate in the following panels:

Thursday, November 7th 8:30-10:00am How to complete over 1,400 complicated cases a year with two FTE's; The Story of Technology and Partnership

Josh Passman, Bet Tzedek Legal Services; Claudia Johnson, LawHelp Interactive, Bonnie Hough, California AOC

Wednesday, November 8th 8:30-10am Cultural Competence: Barriers, Bias and Language

Sotivear Sim (LAFLA), Veronica Alvarado (Worksafe Oakland) and Jora Trang (Worksafe Oakland)and Claudia Johnson PBN

Wednesday, November 8th 2:15-3:45pm Increasing Access to Justice through Online Self-Help Resources: The Human and Technology Sides of the Equation

Jessica Bolack Frank, Center for Access to Justice & Technology at Chicago-Kent College of Law; Liz Keith, Pro Bono Net; John Mayer, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

Wednesday, November 8th 4:00-5:30pm Technology Innovations to Increase Access to Justice in Suburban and Rural Communities

Haydee Alfonso, Bay Area Legal Aid, Marilyn Harp, Kansas Legal Services, Claudia Johnson, LawHelp Interactive & Liz Keith, Pro Bono Net

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Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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