Last week at LSC's 15th TIG conference, I attended some really great breakaway sessions about how different groups are using technology to better assist their clients. As somewhat of a gamer myself, I was very excited to learn about orgs that are developing or interested in developing games to assist self-represented litigants.
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The Legal Services National Technology Project (NTAP) is housed at the Northwest Justice Project in Seattle and serves a nationwide audience of legal aid organizations. NTAP helps nonprofit legal aid programs improve client services through the effective and innovative use of technology. To do this, we provide technology trainings, maintain information, create online tools, and host community forums such as the LStech email list and a YouTube channel.
We recently had a webinar covering some of the new ways people have been using new nad existing technologies to improve the quality and access to legal aid. As usual we had some excellent presenters and we touched on topics ranging from NYLAG's Mobile Legal Help Center to NuLawLab's game that helps teach self-represented parties how court works.