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In just under 24 hours Urban Insight will be hosting webinar where they will demonstrate the usage of of some of the new features WriteClearly, ReadClearly, and GuideClearly.
Odds are are if you haven’t heard of ReadClearly or WriteClearly you aren’t familiar with the plain language movement. Both of these two tools help you make your websites easier to understand to people without a legal background. ReadClearly is something you can install in your website that will highlight words your readers might be unfamiliar with and give define them. WriteClearly is a tool you can use to look at any website, it analyzes the text and gives an estimated reading level as well as some suggestions of things to change to make the work more accessible.
GuideClearly is a more recent tool developed by Urban Insight that allows for the easy creation of branching guides than can be embedded into webpages. This would allow you to rapidly put together systems to guide people around your site or triage them.
If you find this interesting you can sign up for the webinar here
Hosted by Atlanta Legal Aid Society.
Gab Rich - Share Law Video Paralegal Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Brian Rowe - Northwest Justice Project
Kristin Verrill - Director of Grants and Innovation Atlanta Legal Aid Society
This week we had a great webinar where we explored some of the new changes to ShareLaw and then did quick two quick run throughs of using the resources from ShareLaw to create new videos.
My two favorite changes that have been made to ShareLaw are the removal of barriers and the new discovery tools. Getting access to ShareLaw is easier than it ever has been, you longer need to register and login to see what materials are available. Instead the website asks for a small information whenever you download something, a far less painful process.
For discovery we now have the ability to sort through resources by filtering for tags this provides another way to find the resources you are looking for. When you are trying to find resources for a video you might not have something specific enough in mind that you can find it with a search, filters will be what helps you find the resources.
To go with this overview of ShareLaw we have also done two video walkthroughs where we use a template and turn it into a video in ten minutes. One of the video uses iMovie which comes Apple devices for free while the other uses Movie Maker which can be downloaded from Microsoft.
Anyone handling sensitive information in this day and age needs to to have a solid security setup and a plan for when something goes wrong. This webinar aims to get you looking at your security with fresh eyes and give you an outline of an action plan. This is the sort of thing you want to figure out now, doing so will teach you how reduce the chances of a breach and mitigate the damage if one still does happen.
Joshua Peskay is the co-founder of RoundTable Technology and an Idealware Expert Trainer
Peter Campbell CIO at LSC
Some resources created by RoundTable Technologies have been included below.
This video is very well produced and is suitable for using as a short training. Along with this video there are some templates that can be adapted to your exact needs.
Backups, Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity (and the differences between them)
Christopher Alfano - Illinois Legal Aid Online
In this video Christopher from ILAO goes into detail explaining the pros and cons of A2J Author and HotDocs and looks at some of the other consideration involved in developing an automated interview.
This video it is an excerpt from a webinar on Future Proofing that can be found here. A lot of the advice given is simple but following it can save a lot of work down the road
Xander Karsten - Legal Server
Jack Haycock - Pine Tree Legal
Kathleen Caldwell - Pine Tree Legal
Sheila Fisher - North Penn Legal Services
Christopher Alfano - Illinois Legal Aid Online
Mirenda Meghelli (moderator) - Pro Bono Net
Today we hosted a webinar that covered some of the things an organization can do now to reduce the chances of something in the future happening to mess everything up. We cover what can be done both on an individual level and on a project level, the core points for each are as follows.
Don’t just document what you do, take some time to explain why. If the next people don’t understand why they are doing things they will have a harder time improving on the process and are more likely to misapply it.
Start documenting things yesterday and incorporate documentation as a step in your workflow. It’s much easier to document things as you go than it is to sum up years of work at the very end, and the results will be much better to boot. Also remember that while you can predict your retirement it’s much harder to predict getting hit by a bus, unexpected leave of absences happen and good documentation smooth things out.
If you can arrange overlapping time between someone exiting a position and the person filling it.
Make sure the workload is well distributed and people are familiar with what role everyone plays. Make sure that no one person is so critical that their removal will sink the project.
Find a project management tool that works for you and use it, there are lots of good ones that can be used for free.
We have also split one section of this video off into it’s own video, Christopher Alfano of ILAO did such a good job covering A2J Author vs HotDocs we have split it into it’s own video so It’s easier for people to find in the future, be sure to check out the A2J Author vs HotDocs video here.