Harvard’s Journal of Legal Technology has now published some of the papers from the first LSC technology summit in a single integrated article, the table of contents of which appears below. Triage and Mobile survive directly on the list of five priorities. Moreover Web-Based and ATJ Integration are closely parallel to the Distant Services, which is also on the list. The Barriers and Adoption sections tend to cut across all the strategies.
I. INTRODUCTION (JOHN GREACEN)
II. WEB-BASED LEGAL SERVICES DELIVERY CAPABILITIES (JANE RIBADENEYRA)
III. LET’S NOT MAKE IT WORSE: ISSUES TO CONSIDER IN ADOPTING NEW TECHNOLOGY (BONNIE ROSE HOUGH)
IV. MOBILE STRATEGIES FOR LEGAL SERVICES (ABHIJEET CHAVAN)
V. ACCESS TO JUSTICE INTEGRATION WITH EMERGING COURT TECHNOLOGIES (JAMES E. CABRAL & THOMAS M. CLARKE)
VI. TECH-SUPPORTED TRIAGE: THE KEY TO MAXIMIZING EFFECTIVENESS AND ACCESS (BONNIE ROSE HOUGH & RICHARD ZORZA)
VII. OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO ADOPTION OF EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING ACCESS TO JUSTICE (LINDA REXER & PHIL MALONE)
I hope this integrated paper will be useful in showing the extent to which there is already a broad general consensus about the strategies needed to move forward. While there is indeed much to do to in figuring out some of the more exciting detail, and in building the collaborations and institutions needed to maintain momentum, I think that the lesson of these papers is that there is little fundamental disagreement about the systems that need to be built.
The challenge is to decide which organizations are going to take leadership responsibility, and be held to account in moving forward. To quote the President in a broader context, this stuff is not self-executing.
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