Category Archives: Mobile Technology

Guest Blog From Claudia Johnson on Smartphone Usage

From Claudia, quoting a new Pew Report. “As  is true of the population more broadly, smartphones play an especially prominent role in providing online access to blacks and Hispanics with relatively low household incomes. Only around half of blacks and Hispanics from … Continue reading


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Google Home Hears Domestic Dispute and Calls Cops

This is the stuff or dream and nightmare.  According to All That Is Interesting Dot Com, As reported by ABC News, New Mexico man Eduardo Barros was house-sitting at a home in Tijeras with his girlfriend and her daughter this … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law, Mobile Technology, Policing, Remote Services, Science, Security, Technology | 1 Comment

Some Thoughts Triggered by the Maryland Law Help Mobile Apps

Maryland is helping set the pace on mobile apps for access to justice.  The press release lists the impressive list of tools and resources included: Access to the legal help pages maintained by the Maryland Judiciary with detailed information about … Continue reading

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New CCJ/COSCA Resolution on 100% Access, and How to Get There, Is a Tipping Point

The week before last, the Conference of (state) Chief Justices, and the Conference of State Court Administrators jointly passed two Resolutions that together predict a tipping pint forward in moving to justice.  One sets an aspirational goal of 100% access … Continue reading

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Access to Counsel, Access to Justice Boards, Access to Justice Generally, Bar Associations, Communications Strategy, Court Management, Forms, Legal Aid, Mobile Technology, Outcome Measures, Political Support, Research and Evalation, Rules Reform, Self-Help Services, Simplification, Systematic Change, Technology, Triage, Unbundling | 3 Comments

Glenn Rawdon’s Visionary White House Speech is About 100% Access, And More, Not Just About Technology

Glenn Rawdon’s speech titled Everyone, Anytime, Anywhere at the April 8 White House Forum on Increasing Access to Justice was about far more than technology.  After describing how Bill gates talked in 1999 about technology convergence, the history of the … 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: This webinar features a look at forms … Continue reading

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Another Mobile App to Get us Thinking About Potential

The University of California at Irvine Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and neglect has released an app that might get us thinking. As described: Based on input from multidisciplinary community partners, we’ve created these useful features for this mobile … Continue reading

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Early Court App for Mobile

As reported in the Law Vegas Review Journal, this court app helps people find out which courtroom their case will be heard in. The application will help users search via party, attorney or case number to find the date, time … Continue reading

Posted in Court Management, Mobile Technology, Technology | 2 Comments

Multi-Faceted Mobile App for Citizenship

The Immigrants Action Network and Pro Bono Net have launched a great mobile app (right now in beta on Android only; IOS to come) for citizenship applicants. This is not just an info app, but a tool.  The features listed … Continue reading

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Slate Article on Technology in Access to Justice

Great article in Slate on technology and access to justice. The article describes many of the things our programs are doing — for example: Like everyone else, lawyers for the poor are trying to do more with less, as government … Continue reading

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Time For a National Center on Mobile Access to Justice

Several organizations have been stepping up to the plate on mobile, for example, LSC with its TIG grants, Illinois LegalAidOnline with their informational and pro bono apps, the State Bar of Georgia. Not to mention the Pro Bono Net, Northwest Justice … Continue reading

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LSC TIG Grants Announced — The Year of Mobile and Beyond

They are out, the new TIG grants and it is a great list. In this post, I briefly summarize one significant area, mobile, and how we might take the innovations even further. This is clearly the year of mobile.  Grants … Continue reading

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Excellent Idea

I pass on a great idea from Glenn Rawdon.  He suggests as a general matter that we need a Siri-like app that gets people to the right online access to justice information for their problem.  As the Apple site puts … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Claudia Johnston Reflecting on Public Interest Lawyers, Technology and Change

We are living in revolutionary times. It is the first time, since 1968, when I was just a babe learning to talk by listening to the Beattles in El Salvador, that we see such amount of change and restructuring and … Continue reading

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We Welcome Guest Blogger Claudia Johnson Blogging on ATJ Tablet Ideas

Our first guest blogger is Claudia Colindres Johnson who will be adding her perspectives on access to justice here for the next month or so.  I am particularly pleased to welcome Claudia (already a frequent commenter on the blog) because … Continue reading

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