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Legal Services Corporation’s 2015 TIG Conference
San Antonio, TX
January 14-16, 2015 
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Wednesday, January 14 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Welcome and Opening Plenary: Improving Access to Justice through Technology - A Global Perspective

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Access to Justice is a local issue on a global scale. The challenges low-income people in the US face in finding help for their legal problems are faced by people around the world. This panel will look at how other countries are using technology to improve access and at how those solutions and ours can be shared to the benefit of all. It will explore efforts underway to provide coordination and cooperation. Also, it will look at how understanding legal procedures from other countries can be helpful in understanding the mindsets of those from other cultures seeking our help.

Moderators
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Glenn Rawdon

Senior Program Counsel for Technology, Legal Services Corporation
Glenn Rawdon is Program Counsel for Technology with the Legal Services Corporation. He is responsible for helping legal services programs with their technology efforts and with the administration of the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) program. Since the program started in 2000, TIG has made over 640 grants totaling over $53 million, many of them in partnerships with SJI and the courts. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the... Read More →

Speakers
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Bonnie Rose Hough

Managing Attorney, Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Judicial Council of California
Bonnie Rose Hough is the Principal Managing Attorney for the Judicial Council of California’s Center for Families, Children & the Courts, where she has been employed since 1997. The focus of her work is on helping courts meet the needs of litigants who cannot afford counsel. She staffs the Shriver Civil Counsel Implementation Committee and manages the evaluation of that project. Her wonderful staff coordinates the California Courts Self-Help... Read More →
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John Simpson

Manager, Community Publishing Services, Legal Services Society (BC Canada)
John Simpson manages community outreach and publishing services at Legal Aid BC and is a lawyer.He is passionate about making public legal information more accessible and useable through online resources, social media, print publications, community outreach and training, partnerships and innovation.
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Roger Smith

International Legal Aid Group, Consultant
Roger is a researcher, consultant and activist on legal aid. He is about to publish a study of developments in the digital delivery of legal services to those on low incomes (to be available on http://www.thelegaleducationfoundation.org). He co-authored Face to Face Legal Services and their Alternatives: global lessons from the digital revolution published in January 2014 (http://www.strath.ac.uk/media/faculties/hass/law/cpls... Read More →
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Dr. Jin Ho Verdonschot

Justice Technology Architect, HiiL Innovating Justice
Dr. Jin Ho Verdonschot is Justice Technology Architect and Head of Justice Technology at HiiL Innovating Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. He designs and creates user-friendly platforms for the justice system and received a PhD in law at Tilburg Law School. Jin Ho increasingly got fascinated by how technologies offer opportunities to not just replicate existing justice processes online, but to fundamentally improve them. At HiiL Innovating... Read More →


Wednesday January 14, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
La Villita B&C, Marriott Plaza San Antonio 555 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Attendees (105)