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Thursday, June 23
 

9:15am EDT

Morning Plenary - Inspiring Examples of Technology Innovation

This series of presentations will highlight exciting technologies currently in use or within reach of the New York State civil legal aid community.

  • Statewide Access Portal Project (Glenn Rawdon, Program Counsel for Technology, Legal Services Corporation)

  • Online Consumer Portal Pilots (Christopher Schwartz, Deputy Director, Legal Hotline & Legal Assistance for the Self-Represented, City Bar Justice Center; Anna Hineline, Technology Coordinator, Legal Assistance of Western New York)

  • Pro Bono Law Firm IT Initiative and Training Pilot (Michael Donnelly, Chief Information Officer, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP)

  • Privacy by Design (Ari Waldman, Associate Professor and Director, Innovation Center for Law and Technology, New York Law School)
  • Human Centered Design to Build Tools for Access to Justice (Bill Cromie, Director of Emergent Technology, Blue Ridge Labs @ Robin Hood)
Permalink to slide deck: (Comments open!) https://goo.gl/Di1DDE

Video of plenary session:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VV6n4ggx2Y

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Hogue

Jeff Hogue

Director of Operations, LegalServer
Jeff Hogue’s passion lies in innovative technology and legal aid projects that leverage technology to help vulnerable populations who struggle to attain fair access to legal information and representation. He is the Director of Operations and Community Relations at LegalServer... Read More →

Speakers
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William Cromie

Director Of Emergent Technology, Blue Ridge Labs @ Robin Hood
Formerly a CTO of several tech companies, Bill helps develop technology that fights poverty at Blue Ridge Labs.
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Michael Donnelly

CIO, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Michael Donnelly is the Chief Information Officer at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mike has been with the Firm since 2004 and establishes the Firm's global technology strategy, and also oversees information security, enterprise applications, program management office, information... Read More →
avatar for Glenn Rawdon

Glenn Rawdon

Senior Program Counsel for Technology, Legal Services Corporation
Glenn Rawdon is Senior Program Counsel for Technology with the Legal Services Corporation. He is responsible for helping legal services programs with their technology efforts and with the administration of the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) program. S
avatar for Chris Schwartz

Chris Schwartz

Deputy Director, Legal Hotline, City Bar Justice Center
avatar for Anna Steele

Anna Steele

Just Tech, LLC, Director of Consulting
Anna Steele works with clients to develop and implement strategic technologies that are in line with their unique needs. Anna values collaboration and training as key components of strong project implementation and works closely with clients to develop strategies to tackle complex... Read More →
avatar for Ari Ezra Waldman

Ari Ezra Waldman

Professor, New York Law School
Ari Ezra Waldman is an associate professor of law and the Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School. His research focuses on internet privacy, why we share information online, and risks and effects of such sharing. His scholarship has been published... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 9:15am - 10:30am EDT
Auditorium

4:15pm EDT

Closing Plenary

Each session facilitator will report out the key points from their sessions. The panel will then offer feedback on the day’s conference and discuss ways to implement the technology priorities of New York’s civil legal services community.

  • Deborah Wright, President UAW Local 2325; Chair, Technology Working Group, Permanent Commission on Access to Justice

  • Mark O’Brien, Executive Director, Pro Bono Net

  • Shawn Morehead, Program Officer, New York Community Trust

  • Glenn Rawdon, Program Counsel for Technology, Legal Services Corporation

  • Nishan DeSilva, Chief Technology Officer, Corporate External Legal Affairs, Microsoft

Closing Remarks

Helaine M. Barnett, Chair, Permanent Commission on Access to Justice; President, Legal Services Corporation (2004-2009)

Moderators
avatar for Christine Fecko

Christine Fecko

General Counsel, NYS IOLA Fund

Speakers
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Helaine Barnett

Chair, NYS Permanent Commission on Access to Justice
Helaine M. Barnett has devoted her entire professional career to the provision of legal aid to the poor and in the pursuit of equal access to justice. She worked at The Legal Aid Society in New York for 37 years, the last ten as attorney-in-charge of its Civil Division. She then served... Read More →
avatar for Nishan DeSilva

Nishan DeSilva

CTO, Microsoft Legal
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Shawn Morehead

Program Director, Education and Human Justice, New York Community Trust
Shawn Morehead manages the Education and Human Justice grantmaking programs at The New York Community Trust. She also leads the Trust’s Fund for New Citizens, a funder collaborative focused on integrating immigrants into the City’s economic and civic life, and is Co-Chair of the... Read More →
avatar for Mark O'Brien

Mark O'Brien

Executive Director, Pro Bono Net
Mark O'Brien is the co-founder and Executive Director of Pro Bono Net, a national nonprofit that increases access to justice for the poor and other vulnerable populations through innovative uses of technology, collaboration and volunteer mobilization. Founded in 1998, Pro Bono Net... Read More →
avatar for Glenn Rawdon

Glenn Rawdon

Senior Program Counsel for Technology, Legal Services Corporation
Glenn Rawdon is Senior Program Counsel for Technology with the Legal Services Corporation. He is responsible for helping legal services programs with their technology efforts and with the administration of the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) program. S
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Deborah Wright

President, UAW Local 2325, Assoc. of Legal Aid Attorneys
Deborah Wright is the President of UAW Local 2325/The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA). With approximately 1,200 members, Ms. Wright represents the attorneys employed at The Legal Aid Society, The Federal Defenders of the Eastern and Southern Districts, The Legal Aid Society... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT
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