LSC's Innovations in Technology Conference
The ITC grew out of LSC's Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) Program, which seeks to expand access to justice by promoting technological innovations in legal services delivery and pro se assistance. The conference brings together technologists, legal aid advocates, court personnel, law school professors, pro bono coordinators, and other professionals to showcase technology projects and tools being implemented across the country and internationally to promote access to justice and high-quality legal representation for low-income people. The conference also provides an opportunity to network with a community of colleagues and to cultivate project ideas that could lead to future TIG awards.
ITC22 Speaker and Workshop Proposals
LSC's 2021 Innovations in Technology Virtual Conference (ITC21) featured 152 presenters and over 900 attendees from 50 States & 3 U.S. Territories. After a successful virtual conference in 2021, we are excited to announce that the ITC will once again take place in person January 12-15 in Phoenix, AZ. LSC will open registration for ITC22 in September. Programming for ITC22 will include topics such as legal tech apps and online tools, intake and triage, court innovations, remote service delivery, cybersecurity, and internal operations improvements. We will also focus on how legal aid organizations and the courts are using technology to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, and what those changes mean for access to justice in the future.
The deadline to submit a speaker or workshop proposal was July 2, 2021. LSC is reviewing those submissions and will be sending acceptance notices in late summer.
Conference Schedule and Agenda
The 2022 conference schedule and agenda will be announced in the fall, but you can view the detailed conference schedule and agenda from ITC21 Conference.
- Legal aid advocates
- Legal technologists
- Court self-help staff
- Pro bono coordinators
- Private attorneys
- Law school students and professors
- Document assembly developers and project managers
- Law librarians
- Anyone with an interest in how to use technology in the delivery of legal services
What Can I Learn
Session topics cover a range of issues on how technology can increase access to justice, including:
- tools to improve limited scope or self-representation for those persons whom legal aid organizations are not able to represent fully;
- improving the efficiency and effectiveness of access, triage, and intake;
- encouraging and supporting pro bono;
- cutting edge technology developments for legal services using artificial intelligence;
- delivering legal services remotely to hard-to-reach populations;
- providing legal services staff and pro bono advocates with better litigation and case development support; and
- improving management and internal operations in legal aid offices, including how organizations can meet LSC's new performance criteria around technology.
The Innovations in Technology Conference offers unique opportunities for companies to demonstrate their corporate leadership in the civil legal aid technology community. LSC is looking for companies to sponsor the 2022 Innovations in Technology Conference. If your company is interested in sponsorship information, contact Laurel Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 295-1606 to discuss sponsorship options.
The conference is scheduled to be held at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, AZ. Information about the conference room block will be provided when registration opens.
The conference registration will open in September 2021. For questions about the conference, please contact us at email@example.com.
2021 ITC CLE Day
LSC partnered with the Practising Law Institute in 2021 to offer a pre-conference CLE Day programming on Remote Legal Services Delivery Using Best Practices and Technology on January 11, 2021. This on-demand content is available on PLI until January 2022. Most LSC grantees have access to free membership from PLI, and scholarships can be requested here.