Technology Made Easy Lisa Colpoys, Illinois Legal Aid Online

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Technology Made Easy Lisa Colpoys, Illinois Legal Aid Online

  1. 1. Technology Made Easy <ul><li>Lisa Colpoys, Illinois Legal Aid Online </li></ul><ul><li>Christine Farrell, Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic </li></ul>
  2. 2. Illinois Legal Aid Online <ul><li>Statewide legal services technology center, formed in 2001 by a collaboration of Illinois legal services programs, funders, law schools, and the private bar. </li></ul><ul><li>Mission: To increase access to justice for lower-income and vulnerable Illinois residents through the innovative use of technology to assist and educate the public and to train and support legal aid providers and pro bono attorneys. </li></ul>
  3. 3. www.IllinoisLegalAidOnline.org
  4. 4. Illinois’ Statewide Legal Services Websites <ul><li>www.IllinoisLegalAid.org (public/pro se) </li></ul><ul><li>www.IllinoisProBono.org (volunteers) </li></ul><ul><li>www.IllinoisLegalAdvocate.org (staff) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Over 3000 pieces of legal content in 23 practice areas, including : 175 Webcast & Videotaped training sessions Practice Manuals Sample Briefs & Pleadings Forms Instructions IICLE SmartBooks Coming Soon: Online HotDocs (Automated Forms) www.IllinoisLegalAdvocate.org
  6. 6. www.IllinoisProBono.org
  7. 7. www.IllinoisLegalAid.org
  8. 8. Multimedia Tools <ul><li>Live Webcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Archived Video Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Website Tutorial </li></ul>
  9. 9. Webcasting What equipment do you need? 1. Internet Connection 2. Computer 3. Webcam Broadband Required Internet Browser with Flash 6 Player (free) Laptop Recommended Logitech QuickCam Pro ($100)
  10. 10. Live Webcast <ul><li>http://www.illinoislegaladvocate.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=calendar.eventDetail&eventID=1831 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Archived Video Presentations <ul><li>http:// www.illinoislegaladvocate.org/index.cfm?fuseaction = home.dsp_content&contentID =2016 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Skills Training <ul><li>http:// www.illinoislegaladvocate.org/index.cfm?fuseaction = home.dsp_content&contentID =2150 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Volunteer Training http://www.illinoisprobono.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.dsp_content&contentID=3481
  14. 14. Client Education http://www.illinoislegalaid.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.dsp_content&contentid=2151
  15. 15. Website Tutorial www.IllinoisLegalAid.org
  16. 16. What’s Next <ul><li>Multimedia instructional presentations </li></ul><ul><li>“ Guide Me” Modules </li></ul><ul><li>Automated Forms (HotDocs) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Justice (A2J Interface) </li></ul><ul><li>Extranets/Intranets </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign both attorney websites </li></ul>
  17. 17. Guide Me Module Introduction Screen
  18. 18. Guide Me Module Introduction Video Presentation
  19. 19. Guide Me Module Common Question List Screen
  20. 20. Guide Me Module Common Question Screen with Text Zoom
  21. 21. Automated Forms
  22. 22. Access To Justice (A2J) Interview
  23. 23. Intranets/Extranets
  24. 24. Redesign of Attorney Websites <ul><li>Possible New Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Automated forms </li></ul><ul><li>Homepage personalization </li></ul><ul><li>Outside News Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Case Mgmt System Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Aid Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Brief Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Real time 2 way communications </li></ul><ul><li>Email alerts based on preference </li></ul><ul><li>Law Student area on pro bono site </li></ul>
  25. 25. Help us redesign IllinoisLegalAdvocate.org Please take the online survey in the Cyber Café!
  26. 26. CGLA Expungment Help-Desk Forms https://npado.org/template_answers?template_id=template.2005-08-15.4906974115

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