Leveraging Law Students and Technology


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Leadership Workshop on Access to Justice
Leveraging Law Students and Technology

June 8-9, 2006
Chicago-Kent College of Law


Chicago-Kent College of Law and CALI hosted a national workshop on June 8th and 9th, gathering leaders from legal services, legal education, and court administration to map an agenda for collaboration using A2J Author® and related technology to leverage law school resources to increase access to justice. The workshop focused on finding the incentives and structures needed to engage law students more fully in addressing the unmet legal services need for low income people using technology.

Participants examined existing models of harnessing technology to leverage law students to address the unmet legal services need for low income people. After brainstorming to identify challenges to the success of such programs, participants worked in groups to propose new solutions and incentives, and to analyze how to put the proposed solutions into effect.

Download a copy of the Leveraging Law Students White Paper here.

Workshop Participants:

Hon. Michael Dennard
Magistrate Judge
Fourth Judicial District Court of the State of Idaho

Hon. Fern A. Fisher
New York City Civil Courts,
New York County, NY

Andy Levy
Director of Market Development
LexisNexis File & Serve

Hon. Lora Livingston
Travis County District Courts, TX

Tad H.W. Biggs, II
System Technology Administrator
U.S. District Courts Eastern Missouri

Brenda Bratton Blom
Professor of Law,
Director, Clinical Law Program
University of Maryland School of Law

Jeanne Charn
Director of the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center
and Lecturer on Law,
Harvard Law School

Brian Donnelly
Director of Educational Technology
and Lecturer in Law
Columbia University School of Law

Clark Kelso
Director of the Capital Center for Gov’t Law and Policy,
Director of the Governmental Affairs Program
and Professor of Law
McGeorge School of Law

John Mayer
Executive Director
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

Mike Norwood
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
University of New Mexico School of Law

Heidi Ramos
Southern Illinois University School of Law
SHLC/Staff Attorney

Ronald W. Staudt
Professor of Law
Associate Vice President for Law, Business and Technology
Chicago-Kent College of Law

James Park Taylor
Visiting Clinical Supervisor
University of Montana School of Law

David Ackerly
Director of Private Attorney Involvement
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Bob Cohen
Executive Director
Legal Aid Society of Orange County, CA

Joseph Dailing
Executive Director
Illinois Coalition for Equal Justice
Chicago Bar Foundation

Richard S. Granat, Esq.
President and CEO of MyLawyer.com, Inc.,
President of Rapidocs US, Inc.

David Hall
Executive Director
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

Will Hornsby
Staff Counsel for the Division of Legal Services
American Bar Association

Marc Lauritsen
President, Capstone Practice Systems, Inc.

Wayne Moore
AARP, Senior Advisor of Policy and Strategy

Glenn Rawdon
Program Counsel for Technology
Legal Services Corporation

Daniel J. Rieken
Director of Content Development
Illinois Legal Aid Online

David Yoder
Executive Director
Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Elena Shea Demos, Esq.
Chief Deputy General Counsel
Human Resources Bureau
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County