LSC's Innovations in Technology Conference
The live stream for LSC's 2022 Innovations in Technology Conference will begin on January 12, 2022, at 12:30 pm EST. If you have already registered for the conference, we invite you to sign in or sign up on the conference platform Whova. It is critical that you use the email address used to register for the conference. You can start using Whova today to view the agenda, create a personal agenda, and network with attendees and sponsors.
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About the Conference
Conference Registration Fees
What Can I Learn
ITC22 CLE Day
Conference Schedule and Agenda
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 12-15. 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 12, 2022.
Registration for ITC22 is $275. For questions about the conference, please click below to email the ITC team.
Professionals from every arm of the legal aid field attend the ITC:
- 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
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.
LSC collaborated with the Practising Law Institute to offer a pre-conference CLE Day program, Remote Service Delivery 2021: Representing the Pro Bono Client, on December 10, 2021. The CLE program is available on-demand for free for eligible ITC participants who are from legal aid or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or attorneys that engage in pro bono work. You have the option to select the CLE day during the ITC22 registration process.
The ITC22 will be a four-day virtual conference held over a two-week period on January 12-13 and January 19-20, 2022. Programming will start at 12:30 p.m. EST each day. Click below to view a detailed schedule of the conference events and workshops.
ITC Opening Plenary: Regulatory Reform, Technology, and Access to Justice
Jurisdictions around the country are recognizing that statutes, regulations, and court rules can often impede access to justice for self-represented litigants. As states like Utah, Arizona, and others start implementing regulatory reform, what role can technology play? How do we ensure new legal service delivery models address the needs of low-income Americans and improve access to justice? Join us for a discussion moderated by LSC President Ron Flagg.