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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
Crowdsourcing Access to Justice: Setting Standards as a Document Assembly Community

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Docassemble leverages expert open-source coding principles to produce a user-centered and versatile document assembly experience. Some people are intimidated by the learning curve, but developers and lawyers are building a system of collaboration and support to make it easy to make and maintain Docassemble apps. It may sound dull, but the key is standardized tools and building blocks. This interactive session will cover what you need to set up a Docassemble shop, including software infrastructure, data and interview standards, and best practices. Not using Docassemble? Don't worry: the concepts and strategies explored in this session are useful for other automated document systems. With demos of development environments and lessons learned from live Docassemble projects, participants will learn how to make their own Docassemble programs with the backing of this collaborative community.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Pyle

Jonathan Pyle

Contract Performance Officer, Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Jonathan Pyle is the Contract Performance Officer at Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA), where he is responsible for LSC compliance, reporting, and implementing new uses of technology to analyze, streamline, and expand service delivery. Before joining PLA, he practiced law in the... Read More →
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Quinten Steenhuis

Senior Attorney/Network Administrator, Greater Boston Legal Services
Quinten Steenhuis is a senior housing attorney, systems administrator, and developer at Greater Boston Legal Services, where he has worked since 2008. Quinten has practiced housing and eviction defense law since 2008, and has been a professional programmer and web application developer... Read More →
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Scott Kelly

President, Community.lawyer
Scott Kelly is president and co-founder of Community.lawyer. Launched out of the Blue Ridge Labs social impact incubator, Community.lawyer is a public bene
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Matt Newsted

Associate Director of Legal Tech, Illinois Legal Aid Online
Matt has been producing automated documents at Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) since he started in January 2017. He creates and supports ILAO's guided interviews and automated forms, and he contributes to ILAO's other content. After earning a J.D. from DePaul University College of... Read More →
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Michelle Bernstein

Volunteer/Team Lead, Code for Boston
Michelle Bernstein's addictions include making tools that address demonstrated needs and exploring lessons learned. Her weapons of choice are front-end web development and algorithmic solutions. Previous projects include a cliff effects calculat


Friday January 17, 2020 9:30am - 10:45am PST
West Pavilion Ballroom Plaza Level