Leadership Workshop on Access to Justice

Leveraging Law Students and Technology

June 8–9, 2006
Chicago-Kent College of Law



Leadership Workshop on Access to Justice


Sponsored by
Chicago-Kent College of Law and
The Center for Computer-Aided Legal Instruction

Funded by
The State Justice Institute and the Center for Access to the Courts through Technology

Download a copy of the Leveraging Law Students and Technology White Paper here

Chicago-Kent College of Law and CALI hosted a national workshop on June 8th and 9th 2006, gathering leaders from legal services, legal education, and court administration to map an agenda for collaboration using A2J Author® and related technology to leverage law school resources to increase access to justice. The workshop focused on finding the incentives and structures needed to engage law students more fully in addressing the unmet legal services need for low income people using technology.

Participants examined existing models of harnessing technology to leverage law students to address the unmet legal services need for low income people. After brainstorming to identify challenges to the success of such programs, participants worked in groups to propose new solutions and incentives, and to analyze how to put the proposed solutions into effect.

Workshop Participants:

Hon. Michael Dennard 
Magistrate Judge 
Fourth Judicial District Court of the State of Idaho
Hon. Fern A. Fisher 
New York City Civil Courts
New York County, NY
Andy Levy 
Director of Market Development 
LexisNexis File & Serve
Hon. Lora Livingston 
Travis County District Courts, TX
Tad H.W. Biggs, II 
System Technology Administrator 
U.S. District Courts Eastern Missouri
Brenda Bratton Blom 
Professor of Law, Director, Clinical Law Program 
University of Maryland School of Law
Jeanne Charn 
Director of the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Brian Donnelly 
Director of Educational Technology and Lecturer in Law, Columbia University School of Law
Clark Kelso 
Director of the Capital Center for Gov’t Law and Policy, Director of the Governmental Affairs Program and Professor of Law 
McGeorge School of Law
John Mayer
Executive Director 
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
Mike Norwood 
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs 
and Professor of Law 
University of New Mexico School of Law
Heidi Ramos
Southern Illinois University School of Law 
SHLC/Staff Attorney
Ronald W. Staudt
Professor of Law and Associate Vice President 
for Law, Business and Technology 
Chicago-Kent College of Law
James Park Taylor 
Visiting Clinical Supervisor 
University of Montana School of Law
David Ackerly 
Director of Private Attorney Involvement 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Bob Cohen 
Executive Director 
Legal Aid Society of Orange County, CA
Joseph Dailing 
Executive Director 
Illinois Coalition for Equal Justice 
Chicago Bar Foundation
Richard S. Granat, Esq. 
President and CEO of MyLawyer.com, Inc., 
President of Rapidocs US, Inc.
David Hall 
Executive Director 
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
Will Hornsby 
Staff Counsel for the Division of Legal Services 
American Bar Association
Marc Lauritsen 
President, Capstone Practice Systems, Inc.
Wayne Moore 
AARP, Senior Advisor of Policy and Strategy
Glenn Rawdon 
Program Counsel for Technology 
Legal Services Corporation
Daniel J. Rieken 
Director of Content Development 
Illinois Legal Aid Online
David Yoder 
Executive Director 
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
Elena Shea Demos, Esq. 
Chief Deputy General Counsel 
Human Resources Bureau 
Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County


State Justice Initiative

Center for Access to Justice & Technology

Center for Computer-Aided Legal Instruction