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Thursday, January 11 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Supercharge Your Guided Interviews with Artificial Intelligence, Chat, Text Messaging, and More

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Docassemble is an advanced guided interview system developed by and for legal services. It is a free and open-source competitor with Neota Logic and HotDocs. Its features include: a mobile-friendly web interface with a configurable look-and-feel; a text messaging interface; live chat with screen sharing and remote control; image uploads; optical character recognition; machine learning for natural language processing (chat bots), predictive analytics, and document identification; document assembly using Word or PDF templates; touchscreen signature gathering; e-mail and text message reminders; user accounts with or without passwords; and multi-user interviews for mediation or legal advice applications. For interview authors, Docassemble offers an interview authoring "wizard" for beginners and a web-based authoring environment, integrated with Google Drive and GitHub, for testing and publishing interviews. At this session, the developer of Docassemble will provide an introduction to the software's capabilities and demonstrate how to get started writing interviews using the system. Advocates from other legal services programs will describe projects they have undertaken using Docassemble.


Rina Padua

Harvard STRIDE Fellow, Greater Boston Legal Services
Rina Padua is a Harvard STRIDE Fellow based at Greater Boston Legal Services developing tools that would assist self-represented litigants, advocates, and underserved communities at large. Her long-term commitment to access to justice began with her involvement at Harvard Legal Aid... Read More →
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Jonathan Pyle

Contract Performance Officer, Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Jonathan Pyle is the Contract Performance Officer at Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA), where he is responsible for LSC compliance, reporting, and implementing new uses of technology to analyze, streamline, and expand service delivery. Before joining PLA, he practiced law in the... Read More →

Nate Vogel

Director of Law & Technology, Community Legal Services
Nate Vogel (github.com/natev) is Director of Law and Technology at Community Legal Services (CLS) in Philadelphia. His work focuses on integrating data and technology into CLS's legal and policy advocacy. His favorite languages are python, R, and javascript. He joined CLS after serving... Read More →

Thursday January 11, 2018 10:00am - 11:15am CST
Rex - 8th Floor