Category Archives: LSC

LSC Issues Pro Bono Innovation Fund Notice of Funds Availability — Applications Due June 30, 2014

Here is the Pro Bono Innovation Fund 2014 Notice of Funds Availability.  The applications, which must be filed by an LSC grantee, are due June 30, 2014.  It is important to emphasize that LSC welcomes grants that include extensive participation, … Continue reading

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The Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable Toolkit is a Major Breakthrough

Before the establishment of the Access to Justice Initiative within DOJ, Federal funding for community based — indeed all — legal aid was basically limited to LSC, with maybe odds and ends, usually through state routes, for senior services and … Continue reading

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Justice Earl Johnson’s Remarkable Book on the History of Legal Aid

I am proud to be able to share with the readers of this blog the Prologue of the remarkable recently published book by Justice Earl Johnson Jr. (ret).  The three volume work is a history of legal aid since the … Continue reading

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New Innovation Platform and Tribute to TIG in Apppropriation to LSC for Pro Bono

Here is another tipping point. The 2014 Omnibus Budget includes a special $2.5 million line for LSC, a Pro Bono Innovation Fund.  (http://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20140113/CPRT-113-HPRT-RU00-h3547-hamdt2samdt_xml.pdf at p.143).  It is nice that the final number is actually the higher House number — see … Continue reading

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Poor Suffer From Bad Websites — What Is To Be Done?

One good side effect of the health care web site story is that it is bringing attention to the broader and longer term problem of the costs inflicted on the less fortunate by bad government technology.  The New York Times … Continue reading

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Access to Justice Technology Gets Recognition — a Springboard for the Future

Robert Ambrogi publishes an award winning blog that tracks inriguing law sites for the legal profession.  On Monday he posted his listing of the The 10 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2013. Guess what?  One of those listed is … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the LSC Technology Summit Report

LSC has now formally released its Technology Summit Report.  While I have previously blogged on the careful and inclusive process here, and here and here and here and here, I thought it would be most useful to make general comments … Continue reading

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Very Important Communications Research Released

This is one of the most important posts I have ever written.  I am honored to be authorized to post the communications research conducted by Lake Research Partners and the Torrance Group on civil legal aid and access to justice … Continue reading

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Two Annoucements — TIG and a Forms Webinar

Here is information for the two events taken from their announcements: Forms Webinar: The Self-Represented Litigation Network is presenting a webinar on forms on Dec 5. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/426879791 This webinar features a look at forms … Continue reading

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JOLT Publishes Additinal LSC Tech Summit Papers Online

More papers from the LSC Summit on Technology and Access to Justice have now been posted online by Harvard’s Journal of Law and Technology, adding to those already published in the journal itself. The papers are: Summit on the Use … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the LSC TIG Solicitation

The LSC Technology Grants solicitation is out, with short letters of intent due March 18.  While applications must be made by existing LSC grantees, there is great openness to cooperative grants in which access to justice partners, including courts, are … Continue reading

Posted in Document Assembly, Forms, Law Schools, Legal Aid, LSC, Metrics, Pro Bono, Software Developers, Technology, Triage | 1 Comment

JOLT Publishes Some of the Technology Summit Papers Highlighing Extent of Consensus

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 … Continue reading

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Some Reflections on a Foundational Access to Justice Technology Summit.

While LSC will in the future be releasing a full Report from this week’s Access to Justice Technology Summit, I thought it appropriate to share some of my own personal impressions and hopes. It was a powerful event, with a … Continue reading

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The Highlight of the LSC TIG Conference

LSC President Jim Sandman’s lunch address on Wednesday was for me the highlight of the TIG Conference.  Why? Not because of the clear commitment to the role of technology in the transformation of access to justice — important though that … Continue reading

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LSC Announces Chief Information Officer

A big step, and very good news, given the background of the person selected. Peter Campbell has worked closely with NTEN (National Technology Enterprise Network), receiving an award from them in 2011. This is what the presenter said (pasted from … Continue reading

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