The 2019 Innovations in Technology Conference will be held at the JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. All attendees must register using the conference registration website
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Thursday, January 10 • 8:45am - 10:00am
Data and the Life of a Legal Problem: Using Data to Better Understand and Address Legal Needs

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What can data tell us about the types and prevalence of civil legal problems, and the consequences for those who experience them? This session will explore examples where municipal, state, court, and legal aid data are used to provide knowledge about legal needs in communities beyond the courthouse door. The panelists will use concrete examples of how existing data can be tapped for research and advocacy. How can data be used to identify patterns and problems in administrative procedure? What can court data tell us about the geography of civil legal problems? And how can we use these data to find and address a legal need before it turns into a crisis? Session attendees will be invited to propose questions that data might answer and brainstorm about how they might use data they collect to surface legal problems in the communities they serve.

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Carlos Manjarrez

Chief Data Officer, Legal Services Corporation
Carlos Manjarrez is the Chief Data Officer at the Legal Services Corporation where he works with a team of researchers gathering, analyzing, visualizing and reporting of civil legal data. He has over 20 years of social, economic and cultural policy research experience. Prior to coming... Read More →
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Erika Rickard

Senior Officer, Civil Legal System Modernization, Pew Charitable Trusts
Erika Rickard leads Pew’s work to modernize the nation’s civil legal system, a project to pilot and evaluate the most promising technologies and tools to assist people without access to a lawyer. These include online dispute resolution, which brings the entire court process online... Read More →
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Tanina Rostain

Professor, Georgetown Law Center
Tanina Rostain’s current scholarly and teaching interests focus on access to the civil justice system and the function of legal technologies developed to bridge the justice gap. Her research explores the opportunities and limits of digital tools to provide information about and... Read More →
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Matthew Stubenberg

Associate Director of Legal Technology, Harvard Law School - A2J Lab
Matthew Stubenberg graduated cum laude from Maryland Law School in 2013. Interested in using technology to change how the law is practiced, he set out to develop his first legal based app. The mobile app named, Not Guilty App, helps law clerks and lawyers navigate Maryland courthouses... Read More →

Thursday January 10, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am CST
Orleans/Rosalie/St. Claude 3rd Floor