The Legal Services Corporation’s 2020 Innovations in Technology Conference is being held January 15-17 at the Portland Hilton Downtown, 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204 . All attendees must register using the conference registration website.
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Wednesday, January 15 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
A Strategic Blueprint for Eviction and Housing Law Innovation

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There is a flurry of innovative technology and policies to respond to the eviction crisis in America's cities. This includes new web applications to give strategic guidance, new policies giving tenants right to counsel, new programs to provide paralegals or volunteers' services, and new education to train people on their rights. But how can legal advocates and technologists be more strategic, coordinated, and impactful with our work? In this session, participants will be guided through a Strategic Mapping session, to envision how lawyers, technologists, and policymakers can foster solutions that can fix the various dysfunctions of the eviction system and be replicated among various jurisdictions. Attendees will learn about the current landscape of technology, services, and policy innovations that has emerged to address the eviction crisis and work to map out how local jurisdictions might coordinate, replicate, and improve upon these innovations for their specific contexts. The goal is to weave together multiple interventions – among legal aid providers, courts, policymakers, community leaders, and beyond – to envision system change.


Daniel Bernal

Fellow, Stanford Law School
Daniel is a recent law graduate from Stanford, a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona, and an affiliate member of Harvard Law's A2J Lab. His research focuses on language access, self-help, and the role that information plays in cases of summary eviction.
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Margaret Hagan

Executive Director, Stanford University Law School, Legal Design Lab
Executive Director of Stanford Legal Design LabMargaret Hagan is the Executive Director of the Legal Design Lab at Stanford University, as well as lecturer at the Law School and d.school. She is a lawyer, and holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a DPhi

Robert Wall

Director of Help Center, Univ. of Cincinnati Hamilton County Municipal Court Help Center
Robert Wall is the director of the Hamilton County Municipal Court Help Center, which opened in September 2017. The Help Center's mission is to increase access to justice by providing self-represented litigants with education, information and limited legal advice to help them become... Read More →

Aftab Pureval

Clerk of Courts, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts
Aftab Pureval is the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, and is the first Democrat to hold this office in more than 100 years. During his tenure, Aftab has brought modern and professional reforms to the Clerk’s office. He has also invested in the people who serve us at the courthouse... Read More →

Wednesday January 15, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm PST
Atrium Ballroom Plaza Level