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 • 10:30am - 11:45am
A Tale of Two Washingtons: Launching Successful Court Form Automation Projects

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Successful court form automation projects must involve court and community stakeholders, be accessible to unrepresented litigants, and plan for support post-launch. This workshop will highlight how projects in Washington State and Washington, DC are meeting these benchmarks. Participants will discuss the role of strong partnerships and agreements with stakeholders, planning frameworks, plain language, user testing, and other ingredients in project success. Presenters will share the challenges and lessons learned through implementing and supporting these forms initiatives. Participants looking to implement their own large-scale automation projects will take away helpful guidance and concrete tools to streamline this work.

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Mirenda Meghelli

Partnerships Manager, Pro Bono Net
Mirenda Meghelli serves as the Partnerships Manager at Pro Bono Net. She previously worked as the Hotline Program Coordinator for Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) in New York City, where she managed the organization's bilingual telephone and email family law information... Read More →
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Reece Flexner

Staff Attorney, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
Reece is a staff attorney at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, where he leverages technological tools to increase access to justice for underserved populations in the District of Columbia. He develops and maintains the technological aspects of the Center’s programs, including LawHelp.org/DC... Read More →
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Laurie Garber

Technology Assisted Forms Project Manager, Northwest Justice Project
Laurie Garber is an attorney and project manager at the Northwest Justice Project. She's building Washington Forms Online: free, accessible tools for people without lawyers to find and complete the forms they need to succeed in family court. Washington Forms Online is part of NJP's... Read More →
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Rita Blandino

Director, DC Courts
Rita Blandino is the Director of the Domestic Violence Division of the District of Columbia Courts where she oversees the operations of the Clerk’s Office and manages civil and criminal domestic violence matters. She has led several initiatives to enhance access to justice including... Read More →

Thursday January 16, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am PST
Broadway - Plaza Level 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA