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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 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
How Automated Forms Can Improve Lawyer Effectiveness

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This presentation will focuson automated forms for legal aid staff use. The presenters will introduce online forms and how they are changing the private sector and discuss what online forms have reached high acceptance and use by legal aid staff, the reasons why those forms are highly used by lawyers, and discuss tips, ideas on how to overcome lawyer resistance to using automated forms. Desktop uses of autmated form will also be covered. In addition, other innovations will also be shared.

Moderators
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Claudia Johnson

Program Manager LawHelp Interactive, Pro Bono Net
Claudia works to improve how legal non-profits and courts provide services to low income communities and how those without lawyers obtain the remedies they need from multiple venues. Claudia has been working on access to justice through technology for over 12 years, the work she did at Bay Area Legal Aid in Oakland in designing and implementing the successful Legal Advice Line. Claudia has been an innovator for 21 years starting the lawyer of the... Read More →

Speakers
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Sheila Fisher

North Penn Legal Services, Template Developer
Sheila Fisher has been an attorney at North Penn Legal Services for 30 years, the last ten working as a full-time template developer. She has created templates for both staff and pro se litigants, for both online and desktop environments, not only for North Penn but also legal services programs elsewhere in PA and across the country. She is experienced with HotDocs and A2J Author, and this year is incorporating Neota Logic, A2J Author and Prime... Read More →
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Joshua M. Goodwin

Managing Attorney, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
Joshua Goodwin is the Managing Attorney of the Chillicothe office of Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS). He graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2006 and has been with SEOLS since 2008. Mr. Goodwin is a generalist attorney and handles family law, consumer, housing, and public benefits cases in Ohio’s state and federal courts. Additionally, Mr. Goodwin is a programmer and is constantly looking for ways to improve his... Read More →
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Marc Lauritsen

President, Capstone Practice Systems
Marc Lauritsen, president of Capstone Practice Systems, practiced and supervised in legal aid offices for seven years, then served as an instructor, director of clinical programs, and a senior research associate at Harvard Law School. Marc directed Project PERICLES there, which focused on computer applications in legal services. He was "chief e-legal officer" at AmeriCounsel.com, which developed an online environment for low-cost, high-quality... Read More →


Wednesday January 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Conference Center: Cavalier, Marriott Plaza San Antonio 555 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Attendees (26)