A2J Author at the SRLN 2017 Conference

Feb/23 09:30 - Feb/25 00:00

San Francisco, CA

A2J Author will be presenting two sessions at the 2017 Self Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) Conference. 

Building the Tools for Self-Represented Litigants - LawHelp Interactive and A2J Author  Jessica Frank, CALI Content Development Coordinator, and Claudia Johnson, LawHelp Interactive Program Manager, will discuss their partnership over the past decade.

LawHelp Interactive (LHI) and A2J Author have partnered for a decade to improve access to justice by making easy to use online forms available for free across the US and abroad. Both A2J Author and LHI started in the 2000s addressing the market gap for self help services and tools and created a scalable technological solution to the problem of limited court and legal aid attorney resources vis a vis the growing number of SRLs in need of support. With funding from the Legal Services Corporation’s Technology Initiative Grants, the State Justice Institute, and the National Center for State Courts, and other sources, LawHelp Interactive and A2J Author emerged as an award winning platform platform and interface for helping self-represented litigants learn about their legal issues and complete the necessary court documents. Through a growing community of legal aid and court partners in over 40 states, more than 3.5 million legal documents have been created since 2005. Over the past decade, A2J Author and LHI have evolved in new and significant ways in response to the legal aid and court communities feedback and feature requests. These enhancements have included supporting additional languages, adding audio, images, and videos, and recently moving to a mobile responsive system. Using demographic surveys, increased analytics tools, and continued community support LHI and A2J Author will continue to iterate and further access to justice, one technological step at a time. This workshop will share on the lessons learned from years of a collaboration focussed on improving access to justice for all. We will highlight how this national infrastructure can support continued innovation in services to self-represented litigants and strengthen the work or courts, legal aid programs, libraries and other organizations serving them.

A2J Author: An End to End Solution for Document Assembly CALI's Executive Director, John Mayer, and Jessica will be presenting on A2J Author. 

A2J Author is no longer just a pretty interface. For the past five years, we have been completely overhauling A2J Author and have created an all-inclusive authoring system for document assembly projects. Our web-based authoring system allows for the rapid creation of A2J Guided Interviews on any computer and our responsive A2J Viewer allows pro se litigants to complete their A2J Guided Interviews on any device, even phones. Finally, we’ve added our own internal A2J Author Document Assembly Tool. At this session we will show how A2J Author is the only tool that legal aid organizations and courts will need to create complete document assembly projects quickly and easily.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 09:30 to Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 00:00

San Francisco, CA