In an earlier post, I set out a bold vision for the launch of the Access to Justice Technology Fellowship Program. This fellowship program will provide law students with an experiential understanding of the access to justice issues facing Americans and the knowledge to critically assess how innovation in the justice system can and is being used to address legal accessibility issues.
The program will achieve this mission by placing law students at legal aid organization around the nation to assist in the development of new models of user-friendly, accessible, and engaging legal services through the use of technology.
Since the initial post, the ATJ Tech Fellows Program has begun to crystallize, and we currently have 10 legal aid organizations around the nation that will be hosting one of our 2017 summer fellows. They include: The Northwest Justice Project, Alaska Legal Services Corp., Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Illinois Legal Aid Online, New Mexico Legal Aid, Maryland Volunteer Legal Services, Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, Ohio State Legal Services Association, Michigan Advocacy Program, and Blue Ridge Legal Services. We have also begun filling up the speaker slots for presenters to conduct our webinar training for our fellows,
We are now calling for your support to help ensure the launch of the ATJ Tech Fellows Program by contributing to our CROWDFUND CAMPAIGN. Your generous contributions will help support the stipends for our summer fellows.
At its heart, the ATJ Tech Fellows Program is a grassroots movement driven by law students and legal innovators who believe that it is of paramount importance to prepare future lawyers with the skills required to address the lack of access to justice in US. Whether you donate to our campaign or not, you can still help make history by helping to spread the word of the program and campaign to your friends and family.
Thank you, and we will make sure to keep you updated on the program’s launch and latest news.