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Technology and Access to Legal Services

1.0 substantive credits in PA, NY, NJ, IL, FL, CT

This panel will present and discuss concrete ways in which technology is being used to bring legal services to the home or smartphone via websites or apps that provide legal information or advice. The panel will focus on how the featured apps and websites have enabled low-income or lower-resourced people to access legal information—how was the product created? Who funded it? What made it successful and accessible? Who has used the product so far? How? etc. This panel will also discuss the issues and difficulties, legal and other, that are presented when creating a tech-based legal service. Finally, this panel will look forward, discussing the future of using technology to increase access to the law for low-income persons, with a particular emphasis on expert systems and self-help screening tools.


Claudia Colindres-Johnson, LawHelp Interactive Program Manager, Pro Bono Net

Donna Frisby-Greenwood, Program Director, Philadelphia Knight Foundation

Richard S. Granat, CEO at LawMediaLabs, Inc., President/CEO at DirectLaw, Inc.

Teri Ross, Program Director, Illinois Legal Aid Online

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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