LSC's Innovations in Technology Conference
The ITC 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. It brings together a broad range of 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 successful TIG applications.
Conference Materials & Videos
Conference handouts and materials are available to download on the conference materials Box folder. LSC recorded many sessions and those videos are now available through LSC's Vimeo page.
Agenda & Speakers
Agenda and speaker information is now available through the conference's Sched.com page. Attendees can also use Sched to create a personal agenda, add or update their profiles, connect with friends and colleagues, and more.
Who Should Attend
- 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;
- improving management and internal operations in legal aid offices, including how organizations can meet LSC's new performance criteria around technology
There are opportunities to exchange information in more informal Affinity Group sessions and dinners, which attendees help to determine at the time of registration. An ignite-style plenary called Rapid Fire Tech provides fast-paced presentations that highlight technology project successes, new ideas, and lessons learned.
Pre-conference activities include a Legal Aid Hackathon, legal tech start-up talks, and training on developing online forms in LawHelp Interactive. In addition, the MIE National Conference for Legal Services Administrators is being held on January 8-9 in conjunction with the ITC. For more information, go to the MIE website.
The JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. The conference hotel room block is sold out. There is not an overflow hotel, but there are a number of hotels within a short walk of the conference hotel, including the New Orleans Sheraton, Courtyard Marriott and the New Orleans Marriott.
The 2019 conference once again sold out. LSC livestreamed several sessions and those are now available through our Vimeo page. Please register early to ensure your spot at the 2020 Innovations Conference in Portland, OR.
The official Twitter hashtag for the conference is #LSCITCon.
Thank you to our 2019 Innovations Conference sponsors.