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Request for Proposal for Webinar Presentations 2017
The Legal Services National Technology Project (NTAP) is housed at the Northwest Justice Project in Seattle and serves a nationwide audience of legal aid organizations. NTAP helps nonprofit legal aid programs improve client services through the effective and innovative use of technology. To do this, we provide technology trainings, maintain information, create online tools, and host community forums such as the LStech email list and a YouTube channel.
NTAP is responsible for providing the community with at least 10 webinars in 2015. NTAP is requesting proposals from interested vendors to host one or more structured online interactive web based trainings or webinars. These Webinars should cover topics, both cutting edge and in use currently, that will enhance the legal services community’s use of technology. The webinars should be 60 to 90 minutes in length with at least 15% of the time left for open questions and answers from the attendees.
Webinars can be presented using NTAP’s Go to Webinar account or other on-line conferencing software. These webinars are free to the attendees.
NTAP is open to proposals that incorporate new ideas and technologies. Recordings of past webinar series can be found at our YouTube Channel: youtube.com/NTAPvideos Do not let the past limit the proposals.
Legal Aid professionals including lawyers, paralegals, executive directors, support staff and technology staff
1) Screencast: The online training must be recorded by the vendor for long term archival and use by the community. It must be done in a format that is easily transferable to YouTube or other publicly available video sharing sites.
2) Materials: Vendor is responsible for collecting course materials and slides from all speakers and providing them to NTAP to be posted online 1 week before the Webinar.
3) Survey: After each training, vendor will work with NTAP on a short survey to judge the communities reaction to the webinar and gather feedback on how to improve future trainings.
4) Licensing: All training content must be eligible for an open license, like a Creative Commons By Licenses, that allows the community to reuse and build upon the resources created from this project
5) Final Reporting: Each vendor must submit a short report, less than 5 pages, on how the trainings performed. NTAP will conduct surveys after each training and share the results with vendors.
Proposals that do not include all required deliverables will be considered on a case by case basis. NTAP is open to new ideas.
Topics may include:
Free Tech/Legal Resources
Video production & Sharelaw Video
Business Analytics for Legal Services
Usability and Accessibility
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) & Technology
Case Management Systems
Mobile Apps for Legal Services
Basic Tech trainings in core technologies (Microsoft, Moogle, ect)
Social Media use in Legal Services
Privacy & Security
We are looking for new applicable topics that will aid legal services offices, improve their technology infrastructure, as well as client services. Feel free to propose topics beyond this list.
Required Proposal Format
The proposal must contain a (1) a cost section (2) a technical section and (3) an experience section (4) references
Vendor must provide a budget with cost possession. NTAP has a limited budget and must host at least 10 trainings this year.
Please specify the number of trainings you are interesting in developing and presenting. All webinars must be presented during 2017.
Request for References
Vendor must include contact information for at least two references for similar work
January 25th, 2017
Submit Proposal To:
Via Email to BrianR@NWJustice.org
National Technology Assistance Project Coordinator
For Additional Information or Clarification, Contact:
National Technology Assistance Project Coordinator
Basis for Award of Contract
Cost, features offered, expertise, and past experience.
February 1st, 2017
Justice Hub needs your help!
JusticeHub, a Social Network and Hub for Justice Issues and Projects, in Development
Please join and collaborate on Github NOW!
JusticeHub is an online community of those interested in joining like minded individuals to create new and transformative justice technology solutions which will increase access to justice. Though built within the legal aid community, long considered the most innovative adopter of justice technology because of its need to harness technology to serve vast numbers of clients, JusticeHub’s mission is to become the trusted online collaborative space which both consciously, and actively, transforms the current mechanisms of justice to increase access to justice for all.
HOUSTON, Texas (December 29, 2016) – JusticeHub, created by New Mexico Legal Aid (under a Technology Innovation Grant of Legal Services Corporation), is currently in development and is seeking testers and contributors to further enhance the platform’s features. Those interested can contribute and learn more about JusticeHub at github.com/TechForJustice/JusticeHub.
JusticeHub’s mission is to identify pain points for those who seek access to justice, and through creative collaboration come up with new technologies and processes which prevent justice problems from getting worse, and, ultimately, helping to create a more fair and equitable justice system for our communities. As an egalitarian and trusted community, JusticeHub is dedicated to self-defined participation, open source development, attribution, and benefit for all. JusticeHub functions under the assumption that it takes everyone’s voice to improve our justice systems – those in need – advocates – activists - law students – legal aid – coders - businesses – entrepreneurs – data analysts – shelter workers – government officials – anyone who realizes that it is time to change processes that no longer serve the people.
JusticeHub developers hope to congregate great justice technology ideas in one place for use and replication by communities throughout the United States and around the world. By adopting the open source collaboration model, users will be able to build upon each other's work in a meaningful and open way. Thus far, we have convened groups at both face to face and virtual legal hackathons (www.techforjustice.org) to serve parents and children, persons with diminished capacities, and domestic violence victims. We are just now organizing an online community to serve veterans (techforjustice.org/veterans-hackathon)
“There is a growing need across the entire legal system for technologies to be used in real time, free from limitations and access barriers created by unintended silos, and with coordinated monitoring to track justice needs, related parties, actions, and possibilities for alternative dispute resolution systems at the earliest possible stages,” said IBO President Jeffrey Aresty.
Tech For Justice® is an initiative of the virtual bar association and research Institute, InternetBar.org Insittue. Tech For Justice’s ® mission is to accelerate the development of technology applications and processes that improve access to justice in human rights, legal aid, and the environment. By supporting those who need critical help more efficiently, and changing the processes that no longer serve the people, access to justice for all is achievable. Open technology collaboration also creates a community of peer review and ownership that allows the people to be a part of the solution and create justice based on community needs.
By hosting a series of Hackathons, think tanks, and building sessions focused on solving justice issues through technology know-how and socially-focused action, Tech For Justice ® seeks to incentivize some of our best minds to help solve pressing issues related to various world justice systems, namely that all are able to access their resources, and if not, to create their own.
Please join our Justice Hub Trusted Online Community to increase access to justice today at github.com/TechForJustice/JusticeHub.
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Here in San Antonio a day before the 2017 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference TIG 33 people, 25 of them on site, have gathered for the first TIG Hackathon. This hackathon was originally focused on Drupal, but there was so much excitement about getting together before the conference that about half the project are broader in focus. This one-day event has programmers, UX designers, system admins and technology leaders working on teams to improve.
Open Grant Standards, a data standard for streamlining grant reporting and strategic planning.
Write Clearly Google App for using Write Clearly during content creation.
Knowledge Management within Drupal for creating brief banks, sample pleadings, and other commonly used legal resources.
AI machine learning tool called Houston.AI that takes case data and uses it to identify legal problems and solutions
Legal Check Up, a tool for helping individual identify their legal issues and available resources.
The best part about this hackathon is that all the teams have representatives from legal services organizations, many of these project have home to continue the work after the hackathon.