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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 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
We Can Work it Out: Breaking the Impasse Between A2J+Tech Enthusiasts and Skeptics

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Technology encompasses our daily lives. Whether we like it or not, it has also become essential for legal work. Is tech the panacea that will allow us to provide true access to justice? Or does it widen the access to justice gap in unforeseen ways? The truth lies somewhere in between. This hands on work shop will explore technology’s ideal role in the effort to close the access to justice gap. It will also explore methods that will allow skeptics and enthusiasts to sit at the same table and work together towards a common goal. A2J+Tech projects truly thrive when non-techies and even non-lawyers contribute to their development. Learn how to engage such widely different audiences and get them to collaborate. Participants will be asked to actively participate and interact with basic strategic planning tools.

Speakers
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Liz Keith

Program Director, Pro Bono Net
Liz Keith has played a key role in Pro Bono Net’s program strategy for more than a decade. She joined Pro Bono Net as a LawHelp circuit rider, working with legal aid programs in 25 states to build online resources to increase access to legal help for low-income communities. As program... Read More →
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Nikole Nelson

Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Executive Director
Nikole Nelson is the executive director of Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC), Alaska’s only statewide provider of free civil legal assistance to low-income Alaskans. Nikole oversees ALSC’s 12 offices and a 50+member staff who are scattered across the vast and remote State... Read More →
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Ariadna Godreau

Executive Director, Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico
Human rights lawyer. She obtained JD from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and a Masters in Law degree in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, UK. Founder and Executive Director of Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico. Ariadna is also an adjunct professor at the... Read More →
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David Rodríguez-Andino

Access to Justice and Technology Coordinator, Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico
Community lawyer. Coordinator of Access to Justice and Tech Initiatives at Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico. Obtained his JD from the University of Puerto Rico's Law School. Volunteer attorney at Pro Bono Inc. Administrator at the National Association of Environmental Law and President of... Read More →


Friday January 17, 2020 11:15am - 12:30pm PST
Galleria - South Ballroom Level