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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Thursday, January 16 • 8:45am - 10:00am
The Law School Challenge: Gamification, Technology, & Law Students as a Resource

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Volunteers are an important part of resource management. Engaging law students and law firms is increasingly important given the volume of cases needing representation. In an effort to engage more law students, the Florida Bar Foundation in partnership with SavvySuit developed the Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge competition. But what makes a good competition? What gets law students excited about participating in legal services? How can legal aid organizations re-characterize pro bono recruitment into the form of a game? This session will explore the gamification of pro bono through the Law School Challenge by presenting practical technology applications to engage volunteers, lessons learned, obstacles overcome, and future plans. Session presenters will also discuss the importance of user feedback from project surveys both during the game and after its conclusion. Finally, a Florida law student will talk about law student volunteer recruitment and their experience with the Law School Challenge and beyond.

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Eli Mattern

CEO, SavvySuit
As the CEO of SavvySuit, Eli helps bridge the technology gap between legal aid organizations and software developers. Over the last four years, SavvySuit built pro bono tools (Pro Bono Matters), a patented time-keeping device (TotemTimer), machine learning tools, and expungement software... Read More →

Claud Nelson

Pro Bono Program Director, The Florida Bar Foundation
As thePro Bono Program Director for The Florida Bar Foundation, Claud works to foster pro bono relationships and collaborations with bar associations, law firms, courts, law schools, legal aid organizations and other groups. In this statewide role, Claud serves as a resource for low-income... Read More →

Thursday January 16, 2020 8:45am - 10:00am PST
Forum Suite 3rd Floor