LSC's Innovations in Technology Conference

January 8-11, 2019 in New Orleans, LA

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Registration is now open for the Legal Services Corporation's Innovations in Technology Conference (ITC). 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. 

Agenda & Speakers

A draft agenda and speaker information is now available. More detailed session descriptions will be published shortly.

 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

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

Networking Opportunities

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 Events

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.

Conference Hotel

The JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. The conference room rate is $148 for a Standard King or 2 Double Beds, $178 for an Executive King, and $208 for a Concierge Room with a King or 2 Double Beds. The link to make a reservation at the conference hotel will be available after you complete the conference registration, or you can reserve a room now online.

Conference Registration

Conference registration is now open. Please note that certain categories of attendees -- i.e., those attending under an LSC TIG award, speakers receiving travel assistance, and LSC staff and board members -- should register using a special link they will receive through email. All other registrants should use the general registration link. Please contact techgrants@lsc.gov if you have any questions. 

Early registration for the 2019 Innovations in Technology Conference is $425 through November 30, 2018. Regular registration is $475. Group registrations are $395 per person for organizations sending three or more participants who are paying full registration fees. If you would like to take advantage of the group rate of $395 per person for 3 or more registrations completed at the same time, please click ADD PERSON and continue to add your group member(s), and it will automatically be applied to all registrations once you add the 3rd person. Please Note: The group rate will only activate if all registrations are added now under one account, and paid using one form of payment.

We also have a limited number of discount registrations for law students. Please email us at techgrants@lsc.gov to request the law student discount.

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The official Twitter hashtag for the conference is #LSCITCon.

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 Innovations Conference sponsors.

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