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Friday, January 12 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Cutting Through the Code: Engaging Non-Techies in Tech Projects

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From ideation to implementation, engagement from non-technical staff and partners is essential to the success of any technology project. Non-techie stakeholders can include program leadership, legal aid attorneys and paralegals, and community partners. Their feedback and buy-in directly influences how well-grounded a tech innovation is in real-life user needs as well as the likelihood of adoption. This session will explore the trials and tribulations of engaging non-tech partners, what steps in the project life cycle this is critical, and communication and prototyping methods for educating people about complex technology concepts and building support for your project.

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Alison DeBelder

FLAdvocate Community Engagement Manager, Florida Justice Technology Center
Alison DeBelder has a BA from Florida State University in Humanities, a law degree from Florida State University College of Law, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida. Alison began her career and spent several years as a criminal defense... Read More →
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Laurie Rashidi-Yazd

Director of Pro Bono Services, Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc.
Laurie is the pro bono director at Atlanta Legal Aid, a position made possible through a LSC Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant, and coordinates the programs more than 15 pro bono projects serving clients in 5 Metro Atlanta counties through 5 offices and a medical legal partnership. She... Read More →

Jillian Theil

Training and Field Support Coordinator, Pro Bono Net
Jillian joined Pro Bono Net in August 2011, where she has been involved in access to justice technology project and community management efforts. Previously, she worked as a staff associate at the Center for Genetics and Society. She has also advised health and women’s empowerment... Read More →

Friday January 12, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CST
Orleans/Rosalie/St. Claude 3rd Floor