Host Jason Tashea and three legal technology experts discussed the Innovations in Technology Conference's value and broader questions about technology’s role in expanding access to justice on LSC’s “Talk Justice” podcast. He was joined by Bob Ambrogi, a lawyer and a legal tech journalist; Amanda Brown, founder and executive director, Lagniappe Law Lab; and Jane Ribadeneyra, LSC’s program analyst for technology.
The speakers explored why the technology topics featured at the conference are more relevant than ever this year as the entire legal community adapts to the challenges the pandemic poses and the surge in demand for legal help. They discussed the critical importance of technology to access to justice efforts and shared examples of successful initiatives.
“Technology is not just ancillary to the effective delivery of legal services, it's a core component of it,” explained Ambrogi. “I think that's part of the reason this conference has become so important, because everybody recognizes that you're not ever going to really deliver effective assistance to all who need it without technology being part of that formula. It’s not 100% of the answer, but it’s a core component of it."