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Wednesday, January 10 • 10:30am - 11:45am
From Understanding to Action: Designing Online Resources to Promote Legal Literacy and Empowerment

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Recent academic and user research has shed new light on methods for designing online resources to help people not only understand their legal issue, but also to build the skills, confidence, and motivation to take action to resolve it. This workshop will spotlight approaches that four programs have used to develop online legal rights resources in the areas of housing rights in NYC, immigrant rights, and disaster response in Puerto Rico that enable people to engage with the law, make sense of complex issues, and feel equipped to take the next step. We'll discuss user research that has informed these approaches and an Open Society Foundations-funded project to develop an assessment framework focused on legal empowerment for New York's statewide legal website.

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Quisquella Addison

LawHelpNY Program Director, Pro Bono Net
Quisquella, (pronounced Keese-kay-ya) joined Pro Bono Net as the LawHelpNY Program Director in July 2016. LawHelpNY, powered by Pro Bono Net, is an online platform for helping low-income New Yorkers solve their legal problems. Our mission is to provide and promote access to high-quality... Read More →

Ariadna Godreau Aubert

Executive Director, Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico
Ariadna Godreau Aubert is a human rights lawyer. She obtained JD from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and a Masters in Law degree in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, UK. Ariadna is has worked in several access to justice initiatives, which include... Read More →

Jennifer Laurie

Executive Director, Housing Court Answers
Jenny Laurie is currently the Executive Director of Housing Court Answers. She directs the organization's work with unrepresented people in New York City’s Housing Courts through information tables, educational workshops and a hotline. She leads the organization’s advocacy campaigns... Read More →

Wednesday January 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am CST
Maurepas 3rd Floor