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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Friday, January 17 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Court Data as a Strategic Asset for Research and Practice in the Access to Justice Space

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This session will provide an overview of recent studies that leverage state court data to address important public issues. These reports use data from state courts to illustrate debt collection patterns; identify serial eviction practices; profile the civil asset forfeiture process and more. We will discuss the important intersection of court data and access to justice research and explore what we might gain by linking data from different sources. In the second half of the session, we will transition from policy to practice, identifying key differences in the quality and character of court data in six states: Alaska, Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and Oklahoma.

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Carlos Manjarrez

Chief Data Officer, Legal Services Corporation
Carlos Manjarrez is the Chief Data Officer at the Legal Services Corporation where he works with a team of researchers gathering, analyzing, visualizing and reporting of civil legal data. He has over 20 years of social, economic and cultural policy research experience. Prior to coming... Read More →
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Erika Rickard

Senior Officer, Civil Legal System Modernization, Pew Charitable Trusts
Erika Rickard leads Pew’s work to modernize the nation’s civil legal system, a project to pilot and evaluate the most promising technologies and tools to assist people without access to a lawyer. These include online dispute resolution, which brings the entire court process online... Read More →

Dan Bernstein

Data Engineer, Legal Services Corporation
Dan Bernstein is a data engineer at the Legal Services Corporation. He leads the Civil Court Data Initiative (CCDI), an effort to collect civil court records to help legal aid providers and policymakers understand local and national trends in civil legal issues. Dan and his team also... Read More →

Tanina Rostain

Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center
Tanina is a professor at Georgetown Law and a faculty director of Georgetown’s Technology Law and Policy Institute. In 2012, she created the “Iron Tech Lawyer” program, one of the earliest law school classes that teaches students to build digital tools to help users navigate... Read More →

Friday January 17, 2020 9:30am - 10:45am PST
Galleria - South Ballroom Level