LSC's Tech Download Newsletter | January 2020
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Highlighting Innovation in Legal Aid Technology

An Insider's Guide to LSC's Innovations in Technology Conference – January 15-17 in Portland, Oregon

LSC's Innovations in Technology Conference brings together technologists, legal aid advocates, court personnel, academics, and other professionals to exchange ideas and explore innovative ways of using technology to expand access to justice and high-quality legal representation for low-income people. 

This edition of LSC's Tech Download focuses on the upcoming conference taking place January 15-17 in Portland, Oregon. It highlights tips for attendees to enhance the conference experience as well as livestream information for people who want to join in remotely. 
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Livestream Schedule

Can't make the conference? LSC will stream several sessions on our social media channels. You can access the livestream throughout the conference by visiting LSC's Facebook or Twitter page

Below is the livestream schedule. All times listed are Pacific Standard Time.  

Wednesday, January 15
 
 
Thursday, January 16
 
Friday, January 17
 

Conference Highlights 

The full conference agenda is now online! Here are a few of the highlights: 
 
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
The conference features several sessions exploring how artificial intelligence and machine learning can improve access to justice. Presenters will also discuss predictions for new developments in this area.  
 
Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence and Access to Justice

The Computer Did It – Automation, Evaluation, and the Creation of National Justice Index Standards 

Machine Learning for Access to Justice: Digital Legal Needs Analysis + Tools

Are we there yet? Integrating AI and Triage in MA, ME & IL
 
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Artificial Intelligence
 
Regulatory Reform
Three sessions at the conference will examine ways to ensure that more low-income Americans have access to legal help by changing the regulatory rules around the unauthorized practice of law.

Re-Regulating Access to Justice: How Regulation Reform Can Unlock More Access to Those in Need

Changing the Unauthorized Practice of Law Rules in More than a Few Ways, Now

Delivery Model Innovation: Scaled Pro Bono, Self-Sustaining Revenue, and Agile Management

Legal Design
Experts will take part in several sessions demonstrating how innovative design can help organizations improve the delivery of legal services.

A Strategic Blueprint for Eviction and Housing Law Innovation

Content: Are You Making Something Useful?

Self-Help, Reimagined

Pot of Gold: Lessons Learned Reaching the End of a 3-year Human-Centered Design Driven Project
 
See the full conference schedule

Conference Mobile Web App
 

LSC is offering a mobile app that allows attendees to manage their conference schedules easily. Attendees can log into their online conference schedule to create a personal agenda, connect with friends and colleagues, and more.

Visit https://lscitc2020.sched.com/ to get started.

General Information
 

Networking Events
Beyond the standard conference program, these events offer opportunities to network in informal affinity groups. The topics were selected using attendee input during the online registration process. Attendees can learn more about these meetups through Sched.com.
 
Legal Aid Hackathon
Volunteers are organizing a cooperative legal aid hackathon on January 14 to coincide with the conference. People with a wide range of skills are encouraged to participate. Learn more about the hackathon and how to participate. Documate and LIT-Lab PDX (the Portland Legal Innovation and Technology) Meetup group are supporting the event.
 
Nearest Coffee Shops
The conference packs a whole lot into a two-and-a-half day event. If you need a pick-me-up, Upper Left Roasters and Case Study Coffee Roasters are located less than five minutes walking distance from the hotel.
 
Conference Hashtag 
#LSCITC

Registration
The conference is now sold out. Please contact techgrants@lsc.gov if you have any questions. 
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