LSC's 2018 Innovations in Technology Conference

January 10-12, 2018 in New Orleans, LA

LSC hosted the Innovations in Technology Conference (ITC) on January 10 - 12, 2018. After 17 years as the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference, we changed the conference name to reflect the growing community of people who now attend to share ideas and explore innovative ways of using technology to promote access to justice in civil legal aid. LSC's Innovations in Technology Conference brings together technologists, legal aid advocates, court personnel, academics and other professionals to showcase technology projects and tools being implemented across the country and internationally. The conference also provides an opportunity to network with a community of colleagues and to cultivate project ideas that could lead to successful TIG applications. The official Twitter hashtag for the conference is #LSCITCon. 

Conference Materials

Conference session materials are available through this online folder. Several videos are online on LSC's Facebook page, and we'll post high-quality edits of each video in about 3-4 weeks. The conference agenda is also available.

Who Should Attend

  • Legal aid advocates 
  • Legal technologists
  • Court Self Help staff
  • Pro bono coordinators
  • Private attorneys
  • Law School 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;
  • improving management and internal operations in legal aid offices, including the use of:
    • case management systems
    • telephone systems
    • document management
    • business process analysis
    • networks and security
    • project management

See session information, videos, and materials from past conferences.

Networking Opportunities

There are opportunities to exchange information in more informal Affinity Group sessions and dinners, which attendees help to determine at the time of registration. An ignite-style plenary called Rapid Fire Tech provides fast-paced presentations that highlight technology project successes, new ideas, and lessons learned.

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our conference sponsors: Avvo, Complete Equity Markets, Legal Files and Tyler Technologies.


Pre-Conference Events

Pre-conference activities included a Legal Aid Hackathon and training on developing online forms in LawHelp Interactive.

Conference Hotel

The JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA.