The Summit on Use of Technology to Expand Access to Justice will explore the potential of technology to move the United States towards providing service of some form to 100 percent of those persons with a legal need. The Summit will address technologies to enhance all services that promote access to justice, including educational resources to inform persons of their legal rights and remedies, full legal representation (paid, publicly supported, or volunteer), limited scope representation, and court- or other entity-provided assistance for persons representing themselves, and triage tools to assist in directing persons to the most appropriate services. The Summit will bring together selected technology experts, academics, private practitioners, and representatives of legal services programs, courts, and governmental and business entities to develop a technology vision for the future and to develop strategies that will promote the development and widespread deployment of the identified components of the technology vision.
The Summit will take place in two sessions. The first session will focus on developing a technology vision that will:
The second session will identify strategies for developing and deploying such technologies, including enhancement of leadership and coordination of technology improvement efforts within and across the entities that provide services that promote access to justice, by
Different groups of persons will be invited to attend the first and second sessions, with sufficient overlap to provide continuity.
The ultimate objective of the Summit is widespread deployment of the technologies identified during the first session. In order to ensure that the findings of the Summit will have maximum impact, the Summit will produce: