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Report of The Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access to Justice

The “Report of The Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access to Justice” focuses on ways to use technology to provide all Americans some form of effective assistance with essential civil legal needs. The report presents a number of concrete recommendations to broaden and improve civil legal assistance through an integrated service-delivery system that brings the knowledge and wisdom of legal experts to the public through computers and mobile devices.

The national Technology Summit brought together more than 75 representatives of legal aid programs, courts, government, and business as well as technology experts, academics, and private practitioners convened at two sessions in 2012 and 2013. LSC hosted the summit, and formed a planning group to design it that included  participants from LSC’s grantees, the American Bar Association, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, the National Center for State Courts, the New York State courts, the Self-Represented Litigation Network, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Access to Justice Initiative.

The report is divided into several sections.

Contents

Background
A Vision of an Integrated Service-Delivery System
Components of the Integrated System
Next Steps for Reaching the Vision
Conclusion
Appendix - List of Attendees

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