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May
23
 

Here is a very cool looking opening for someone who has an eye for picking projects with potential. If you are looking for something interesting shoot them a resume, and if you prefer this in PDF form you can find that here.

 

Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois


Counsel for Innovation & Technology


The Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois is a not-for-profit foundation and the largest funder of legal aid programs based in the state. In 2016, the Lawyers Trust Fund (“LTF”) will distribute over $11 million in grants. In addition to providing operating support for legal aid programs, LTF invests in strategic initiatives to make the legal aid system more accessible, more efficient, and more effective.
The Lawyers Trust Fund is hiring a Counsel for Innovation & Technology. This new position offers a unique opportunity for someone interested in using technology and innovative delivery strategies to improve legal aid and increase access to justice.
The ideal candidate:


 Has a deep and demonstrated interest in how law, technology, design, and delivery systems affect the accessibility, availability, and quality of legal services;
 Has a strong interest in trends that are shaping the future of the legal profession;
 Has a strong commitment to legal aid, access-to-justice issues, and/or other efforts to improve the lives of low-income individuals and communities;
 Is a bold, creative thinker;
 Is a good listener and a good talker;
 Is comfortable meeting people and building networks;
 Can synthesize complex issues in clear prose;
 Has a flexible, collaborative work style and a sense of humor.


The position requires a law degree. Preference will be given to individuals whose law school experience included academic and/or clinical work in the areas of technology, design, or delivery systems related to legal aid and access to justice. Strong preference will be given to individuals who have also worked on these issues in a professional capacity, either before or after law school.


The Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois is a not-for-profit foundation created in 1983 by The Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Under Illinois Supreme Court rules, LTF administers Illinois’ Interest on Lawyer Trust Account (IOLTA) program. LTF provides grants to 35 – 40 not-for-profit legal aid organizations each year.


Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter of no more than two pages that addresses the qualifications listed above. Cover letters should be addressed to LTF Executive Director Mark Marquardt and sent via email to mark@ltf.org by June 20, 2016.

May
23
 

 

In this webinar, we explored some of the new features in the most recent version of Microsoft Outlook and in doing so also went over some of the basics of Outlook. Lots of us use Microsoft Outlook, but do not take full advantage of Outlook's powerful features, including the ability to condense, categorize and archive the ever-larger amounts of email received.

This training will also cover some of the lesser-known tips and techniques that will save you hours of time. Major functions in Outlook, including Email, Contacts, Tasks, and Search are all included in the presentation.

 

The handout with all the information presented here and more can be found here. http://lsntap.org/sites/all/files/_Outlook%202016%20Training.pdf

A survery you can fill out to help up improve  can be found here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K3DTGXR

May
20
 

In this webinar, Sam Halpert of Pro Bono Net and Eve Ricaurte of Iowa Legal Aid will share their experiences with the migration process to help other LiveHelp programs transition to LiveChat smoothly and with confidence. Sam will also prepare similar notes on the process of transitioning to Comm100, which PBN also recommended. (Sam has been supporting LHNY with its migration to the Comm100 platform.)

As an added bonus there were a few snags we ran into and in dealing with them we learned quite about about how things work.

No slides but if you watch this please do take a minute to fill out our survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q3FZZHM

 

May
19
 

What risks and benefits frameworks should legal aid groups and decision makers when designing data-driven interventions? How can data regulation, policy, and standards effectively govern and provide accountability? Where should legal aid programs turn to seek guidance on emerging data ethics, laws, and policies? 

Speakers:

  • Solon Barocas, Associate at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University.
  • Alethea Lange, Policy Analyst at Center for Democracy and Technology's Consumer Privacy Project.
  • Wilneida Negron, Florida Justice Tech Center/Data & Society Research Institute (moderator)

The slides can be found here.

http://www.slideshare.net/LSNTAP/data-and-ethics-training-62195185

 

A survey can be found here.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KFGSK62

 

The infographic can be found here.

http://lsntap.org/sites/all/files/WN%20Data%20Ethics.pdf

 

May
17
 

As they approach we will be filling in the events with more information, you can visit our training page at http://lsntap.org/trainings to get the most recent information.

All Webinars are FREE and will be archived on our YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/NTAPvideos

All events are held at 10:00 AM to 11:30 PDT (1 PM Eastern, Noon Central, 11 AM Mountain)

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - Ethics in Designing the Data Interventions

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2577523910409594884

What risks and benefits frameworks should legal aid groups and decision makers when designing data-driven interventions? How can data regulation, policy, and standards effectively govern and provide accountability? Where should legal aid programs turn to seek guidance on emerging data ethics, laws, and policies?

Speakers:

  • Solon Barocas, Associate at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University.
  • Alethea Lange, Policy Analyst at Center for Democracy and Technology's Consumer Privacy Project.
  • Wilneida Negron, Florida Justice Tech Center/Data & Society Research Institute (moderator)

 

Friday, May 20, 2016 - LiveHelp Migration Webinar

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/321878005403603716

 

Change is coming to LiveHelp. LivePerson is retiring its product on May 31, and Pro Bono Net is ending its longstanding relationship with that company as different states move on to new chat platforms. As of Friday, May 6th, Iowa Legal Aid has officially begun handling its LiveHelp chats via LiveChat, Inc--the chat program Iowa Legal Aid and Pro Bono Net have recommended most states consider. (PBN and ILA conducted extensive analysis of current chat options as part of an ongoing TIG project.)

 

Over the course of the next two weeks, PBN and ILA will be fine-tuning Iowa LiveHelp’s migration—looking for spots where we have to fiddle a little more with the settings and places where there’s friction between the way we’d become used to operating on LivePerson and the way we might best operate with this new chat solution.

 

In this webinar, Sam Halpert of Pro Bono Net and Eve Ricaurte of Iowa Legal Aid will share their experiences with the migration process to help other LiveHelp programs transition to LiveChat smoothly and with confidence. Sam will also prepare similar notes on the process of transitioning to Comm100, which PBN also recommended. (Sam has been supporting LHNY with its migration to the Comm100 platform.)

Speakers

  • Sam Halper - Pro Bono Net
  • Eve Ricaurte - Iowa Legal Aid

By ProBonoNet

Monday, May 23, 2016 - Intro to Outlook 2016

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4614181184376419844

In this webinar, we will be exploring some of the new features in the most recent version of Microsoft Outlook as well as going over the basics and answering any questions the viewers have. Lots of us use Microsoft Outlook, but do not take full advantage of Outlook's powerful features, including the ability to condense, categorize and archive the ever-larger amounts of email received.

This training will also cover some of the lesser-known tips and techniques that will save you hours of time. Major functions in Outlook, including Email, Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, and Search are all included in the presentation.

Speaker: Sandy Rylander of Rylander Consulting

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - Field Testing Legal Documents

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8197073964056130307

How to Field Test Forms, Instructions & Web Content Good field-testing requires a different way of thinking. Instead of explaining, you listen. Instead of helping, the group helps you understand what they see and don't see. Once you grasp this, your writing will never be the same. Join this seminar to learn how to do your own field tests. Requirements: Submit a 1 or 2 page document/content you would like to have tested. Highlight on that document the 3 most important things you want your reader to know. Then come to our workshop, and learn how to:

  • Draft an instrument designed to give voice to your readers,
  • Recruit FT participants,
  • Train your testing team, and
  • Conduct the test and report your data.

Speaker Maria Mindlin

By Transcend

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 50 Tech Tips

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8794306690031582979

In 50 Tech Tips our presenters will go over new helpful programs, websites, services, and resources that you might not have heard of.  You can watch last years 50 tips below for an idea of the type of tips.

By ProBono Net

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - Introduction Business Process Mapping

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7150111295506487555

In this webinar we will talk about what business process mapping is, why you should be doing it, and how to get started mapping out your organization.

Speakers:

  • Vivian Hessel, Director, Technology for Advocates, Information Technology
  • Susan L. Zielke, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance

 

By: Idealware

 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - VoIP and Unified Communications

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1367317850148971011

 

In this webinar we will be covering some of the advantages and disadvantages of using VoIP and unified communications as well as some insight into the process of converting over.

 

Speaker:

 

  • William F. Guyton, Jr. - Director of Information & Technology  Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma

By Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - Recent Outcomes Evaluations of Legal Aid Tech Projects

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4019089218448643

 

In this webinar we will talk about some of outcomes of recent projects along with the implications of those outcomes and how you can adopt some of the ideas into your own projects.


By Pro Bono Net

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