October 2, 2013
This is two fold. The first is how technology can help our advocates better serve low-income persons by better identifying needs and more efficiently representing them. The second is using it to help those we cannot serve because of the lack of resources to adequately represent themselves.
My 14 years of experience as a funder of technology projects has given me insigths into how the disparate systems of the courts, private bar, and legal services could be connected and augmented to work more efficiently and effectively to help persons address their legal problems. I hope to share this with the group and get them thinking about how their talents can work to improve access to justice.
I am Program Counsel for Technology for the Legal Services Corp. We are the federal funder for civil legal aid programs nationwide. I oversee technology grants targeted to promoting access to justice for low-income persons with a civil legal need.