LSC's Innovations in Technology Conference

January 12, 2022 | 8:00pm - January 15, 2022 | 4:00pm •
Virtual

The Innovations in Technology Conference grew out of LSC's Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) Program, which seeks to expand access to justice by promoting technological innovations in legal services delivery and pro se assistance. The conference brings together technologists, legal aid advocates, court personnel, law school professors, pro bono coordinators, and other professionals to showcase technology projects and tools being implemented across the country and internationally to promote access to justice and high-quality legal representation for low-income people. The conference also provides an opportunity to network with a community of colleagues and to cultivate project ideas that could lead to future TIG awards. 

Held each January, LSC was planning to hold the 2022 Innovations in Technology Conference (ITC22) in Phoenix, AZ January 13-15. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty about traveling for an in-person conference, the ITC22 will be a fully virtual event beginning on January 13, 2022.  

ITC22 Speaker and Workshop Proposals 

The deadline to submit a speaker or workshop proposal for the 2022 Innovations in Technology was July 2, 2021. LSC is reviewing those submissions and will be sending acceptance notices in early October. 

LSC's 2021 Innovations in Technology Virtual Conference (ITC21) featured 152 presenters and over 900 attendees from 50 States & 3 U.S. Territories.  Programming for ITC22 will include topics such as legal tech apps and online tools, intake and triage, court innovations, remote service delivery, cybersecurity, and internal operations improvements. We will also focus on how legal aid organizations and the courts are using technology to respond to the COVID -19 pandemic, and what those changes mean for access to justice in the future.  

Conference Schedule and Agenda

The 2022 conference dates, schedule, and agenda will be announced soon. You can view the detailed conference schedule and agenda from ITC21 Conference.  

Who Attends

  • Legal aid advocates 
  • Legal technologists
  • Court self-help staff
  • Pro bono coordinators
  • Private attorneys
  • Law school students and professors
  • Document assembly developers and project managers
  • Law librarians
  • Anyone with an interest in how to use technology in the delivery of legal services

What Can I Learn

Session topics cover a range of issues on how technology can increase access to justice, including:

  • tools to improve limited scope or self-representation for those persons whom legal aid organizations are not able to represent fully;
  • improving the efficiency and effectiveness of access, triage, and intake;
  • encouraging and supporting pro bono;
  • cutting edge technology developments for legal services using artificial intelligence;
  • delivering legal services remotely to hard-to-reach populations;
  • providing legal services staff and pro bono advocates with better litigation and case development support; and
  • improving management and internal operations in legal aid offices, including how organizations can meet LSC's new performance criteria around technology.

See session information, videos, and materials from past conferences. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Innovations in Technology Conference offers unique opportunities for companies to demonstrate their corporate leadership in the civil legal aid technology community. LSC is looking for companies to sponsor the 2022 Innovations in Technology Conference. Download the sponsor packet to see the opportunities. If your company is interested in being a sponsor contact Laurel Freeman at freemanl@lsc.gov or (202) 295-1606 to discuss sponsorship options. 

Conference Registration

The conference registration will open in October 2021. For questions about the conference, please contact us at itc@lsc.gov.

ITC22 CLE Day 

LSC is collaborating with the Practising Law Institute to offer a pre-conference CLE Day program, Remote Legal Services Delivery Using Best Practices and Technology - Practising Law Institute (pli.edu), which will be held in PLI’s New York City Conference Center and via live Webcast on December 10, 2021. Most LSC grantees have access to free membership from PLI, and scholarships can be requested here.  Alternatively, for those registering for ITC 2022 and who work for a legal aid, legal services, IRC Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit, or government organization, or provide pro bono legal services, free access to this pre-conference CLE Day program offered by PLI will be facilitated through ITC registration.

 

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