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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
Marilyn Harp is the Executive Director of Kansas Legal Services, a statewide program providing equal access to justice for the most vulnerable Kansans. For the past 15 years in her current role, she has supported a staff of about 100 people, who are doing great things for their clients... Read More →
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Claudia Johnson

LawHelp Interactive Program Manager, Pro Bono Net
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

Director of Application Line Services, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
After beginning private practice in a tax and corporate transaction firm handling tax matters and business mergers/acquisitions, Margaret’s first pro bono case with Legal Aid was accepted within a few weeks of swearing in and quickly introduced her to Legal Aid’s good works. In... Read More →

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