TIG 2017 Statewide Justice Portal Discussion

In April 2016, the Legal Services Corporation, Microsoft, and Pro Bono Net announced a new partnership to develop up to two statewide "justice portal" pilots designed to help ensure that all people with civil legal needs can navigate their options at each step of the process and more easily access solutions and services available from legal aid, the courts, the private bar, and community partners. The technical approach will use open standards and be open sourced to facilitate replication and contributions by other technology partners in the future. This affinity session provided an update on the project thus far, the conceptual vision for the portal, and the selection process for pilot jurisdictions. It was also an opportunity to discuss how both existing and new technology initiatives can support the 100 percent access vision and strengthen the work of state justice communities working toward it.

Liz Keith, Program Director, Pro Bono Net; Glenn Rawdon, Program Counsel for Technology, Legal Services Corporation.