TIG 2017 Legal Aid Data Analysis Resources

Legal aid organizations can use a variety of data to better understand and address the legal needs of their client communities. This session introduced the Legal Aid Data Analysis Framework, a data analysis tool hosted by LSNTAP. The Framework can help programs proactively and strategically use a combination of internal and external data to better identify and meet the needs of clients. It provides guidance on how to identify and answer key data questions through several types of analyses –snapshots, comparisons, trend, and spatial analyses –that can be tailored for your program. The Framework will be useful for organizations with limited data analysis experience as well as well as data-savvy organizations interested in more sophisticated analyses. The session also profiled new data resources published on the LSC website, including grantee-level demographic data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and a wide range of data (case services, finances, staffing, etc.) from all LSC grantees throughout the country.

Presenters: Scott Friday, Owner, Scott Friday Designs; Carlos Manjarrez, Director of Data Governance and Analysis, Legal Services Corporation; Rachel J. Perry, Principal, Strategic Data Analytics; Brian Rowe, National Technology Assistance Project Coordinator, Northwest Justice Project.