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Thursday, May 9 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Core Online Tools Your Program and Courts Need to Know to Increase Access to Justice

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This workshop will present core online tools that are well understood and how they are being used in variety of contexts to remove barriers to Justice.
We will show how well designed websites and online forms, supported with web chat tools in strong partnerships, can create new ways to serve areas of high demand, and deepen existing services and relationships. We will hear from rural programs and an urban Court on why and how they are using websites and forms to better serve those in need. One of the examples includes using online tools and case management integration in a Family Justice Center serving DV victims.


Vanessa Batters-Thompson

Managing Attorney, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center
Vanessa Batters-Thompson is a managing attorney at the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center. In her current role, Vanessa manages the Pro Bono Center's Advocacy & Justice Clinic, which each year matches over 300 low-income clients with pro bono attorneys from private law firms and the public... Read More →
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Marilyn Harp

Executive Director, Kansas Legal Services, Inc.
Marilyn Harp is the Executive Director of Kansas Legal Services, a statewide provider of civil legal services to low income people. She graduated from the University of Kansas Law School in 1979 and has been with Kansas Legal Services since then. She has represented thousands of low... Read More →
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Claudia Johnson

Pro Bono Net, Program Manager LawHelp Interactive
Claudia manages LawHelp Interactive, an award-winning document assembly platform and training program at Pro Bono Net. Claudia has been working on access to justice through technology for 15 years, starting at Bay Area Legal Aid in Oakland, California, to design and create the Legal... Read More →
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Margaret Hamlett Shinn

Community Ed/Pro Se Coordinator, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
Margaret Hamlett has been the Community Education & Pro Se Coordinator for Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma since 2004. She develops, writes, and curates content for Legal Aid and the statewide web sites for clients (OKLaw.org) and advocates (ProBono.Net/OK); manages two current TIG... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salon 4