News Tag: Legal Innovation
August 17, 2016
Back in 1999, when planning for the project that would become today’s Illinois Legal Aid Online first began, the state of technology was quite a bit different than today. Computers were just starting to become common on lawyers’ desks, and large numbers of people did not have access to computers in their homes. Smart phones, Facebook and Twitter weren’t on anyone’s radar yet and would not come on to the scene for several more years.
Even so, there were a few visionaries back then who believed that we could do a much better job of delivering legal information and resources to pro bono and legal aid lawyers and to the public by harnessing the power of the internet. After a lot of planning and often spirited discussions, that vision became a reality in 2001 when Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO), one of the many outstanding organizations you are supporting through the Investing in Justice Campaign, officially was formed. Along with Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, the CBF provided the necessary seed funding and was one of the founding partners of ILAO, which initially was called the Illinois Technology Center for Law and the Public Interest.Tags: Investing in Justice Campaign | Legal Aid Organizations | Legal Innovation | Resources read more ...
March 2, 2016
Joanna Long, an alum of the CBF’s Justice Entrepreneurs Project (JEP), was featured on “In Their Own Words,” a series by the American Bar Association that highlights lawyers from around the country sharing the benefits of incubator project.Tags: Incubator | JEP | Legal Innovation read more ...
May 6, 2015
Terri Mascherin of Jenner & Block LLP and chair of the Justice Entrepreneurs Project steering committee, gave a featured presentation about the JEP at the ABA National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services.Tags: Incubator | JEP | Legal Innovation read more ...
February 18, 2014
The Chicago Reporter
By Charlotte Lait
read at The Chicago Reporter
The downturn in the economy spurred a litany of legal issues for those caught in its grasp. As a result, requests for legal aid and the percentage of self-represented cases has skyrocketed.
Legal aid organizations offer free services to clients who fall under an income threshold. According […]Tags: CBF in the News | Incubator | JEP | Legal Innovation read more ...