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Thursday, January 11 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Legal Check-Up Applications: Helping Parties Find the Right Legal Path to Solve Their Problem

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In Accessing Justice in the Contemporary USA: Findings from the Community Needs and Services Study, Professor Rebecca Sandefur discusses the scope and nature of justiciable issues that people confront. The research shows that people were most likely to address their problems themselves (46%), do nothing (16%), or get help from family or friends (16%). Only 15% of respondents sought formal help.The ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery Legal Services has developed model legal check-ups in the areas of family , consumer , employment , and housing law for two jurisdictions: Illinois and Maryland. Three tech platforms are being tested: http://www.neotalogic.com; http://www.curolegal.com and A2J from http://www.cali.org. This session will report on the results of these test discuss technology and best practice issues, and discuss how a Legal Checkup Application can help users identify their legal problems and find solutions. The session will also highlight the “Legal Risk Detector” developed by the Center for Elder Law & Justice, that allows medical personnel, social workers and other allied professionals to screen older adults for common legal issues.

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Lisa Colpoys

Executive Director, Illinois Legal Aid Online
Lisa Colpoys leads the nationally-recognized nonprofit Illinois Legal Aid Online, which uses technology to lower barriers to the law so that people can understand their legal options, make informed decisions and represent themselves when they can’t afford a lawyer. As ILAO's Executive... Read More →
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Sarah Galvan

Justice in Aging, Attorney
Sarah Galvan is a senior staff attorney at Justice in Aging, and works with the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER). Under a contract with the Administration on Community Living, NCLER provides training, case consultation and technical assistance to the legal and aging... Read More →
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Richard Granat

President, LawMediaLabs, Inc.
Richard is a lawyer and a recognized expert on the delivery of legal services over the Internet. For the past two decades, Richard has pioneered the concept of online legal services by establishing one of the first virtual law firms in the United States. Richard has served as Co-Chair... Read More →
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Will Hornsby

Staff Counsel, American Bar Association
Will Hornsby has been staff counsel at the American Bar Association since 1988, where he has provided support for a variety of entities, including the Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, where he advances remarkable ways of providing legal services to those of moderate incomes... Read More →

Thursday January 11, 2018 3:30pm - 4:45pm CST
Conde/Frontenac 3rd Floor