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.

Miki Nakamura

William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Access to Justice Tech Fellow-Summer 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii
As a former high school math teacher working in Los Angeles, I worked with a diverse student population that needed legal, social, and economic assistance, but did not know how to ask or attain those needs. Working for seven years at Monroe High School in North Hills, California exposed me to the daily social injustices that plague my students and contribute to their struggles in the classroom. Thus, during the end of my 1L year, I decided to start my legal career by bridging my background and desire to promote social justice in the context of exploring ways technology can be used to attain such access to justice. As a Summer 2018 Access to Justice Tech Fellow, I engaged in coursework relating to current technology resources through online forums and live streamed discussions with other fellows and working professionals. Also under this fellowship, I was hosted by Legal Aid Society of Hawaii where I was asked to investigate potential uses of technology in various Legal Aid programs. In one such program, the Community Navigator Project, my pitch to use text messaging to collect data from community members was approved.