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Oct
19
 
Do you have an idea for an app that will help increase access to justice? If so Georgetown’s Iron Tech Lawyer Program is interested. This coming spring semester Georgetown Law has a practicum class on creating useful web apps.
 
Up to seven apps will be chosen for the class, no fee will charged to participants but as part of the application you will need to identify an expert who can spend a couple hours a week helping the team assigned to the app.
 
You can check out the embedded video below to get a feel for some of the apps that have been created in the past or check out the Iron Tech Lawyer webpage. If you are interested in applying take a look at the full RFP.
 
 
You have until November 11th to submit a proposal using the following requirements.
 
Project Description: A proposal should describe: 1) the organization submitting the proposal, 2) the nature and need that the app is intended to address, 3) the apps’ intended users, and 3) how the app fits within the organization’s service delivery model or the larger access to justice ecosystem.
 
Subject Matter Expert: Every proposal should identify one or more subject matter experts who will be available work with the student team assigned to the app. (Typically, SME’s devote approximately two hours a week to app development or less. SME’s are not required to have any technical expertise.)
 
Length: Proposals should not exceed 750 words in length.
 
Due Date: Proposals are due November 11th, 2016.
Selection Criteria: Proposals should address one or more of the goals described above.
Oct
12
 

Presented by Sandy Rylander

 

In this webinar we will explore some of the recurring features that are found throughout the Office suite. Much of the user interface and underlying design philosophy is the same between office products, learning these things as well as as a some subtleties about exporting and a few other tricks will take you to the next level.

 

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The accompanying document can be found here.

http://lsntap.org/sites/all/files/Office%202016%20-%20Great%20Features%20Across%20All%20Applications.pdf

In this webinar we will explore some of the recurring features that are found throughout the Office suite. Much of the user interface and underlying design philosophy is the same between office products, understanding these things as well as some subtleties about exporting and a few other tricks will take your Office skills to the next level.

 
Oct
4
 
We have two similar events coming up in the next month in the Seattle area.
 
The TeamChild Hackathon is happening this weekend Oct 7-8 and the Social Justice Hackathon is happening next month on Nov 4-6.
 
The TeamChild Hackathon is happening at the Code Fellows campus in south lake union and is themed around disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. This is one of the first hackathons focused on this issue and will bring together lawyers, affected youth, coders, designers, and more to create new systems and tools to address this problem.
 
More information and registration details can be found at Eventbrite.
 
Early next month NJP and LSNTAP are hosting the Social Justice Game Jam
 
Game Jams are similar hackathons but the goal is to end the event with a playable game. In this event we are going to be bringing together the game developer and legal communities to create games that either raise awareness on issues that the public is largely ignoring or teach important legal skills and concepts.

More information and registration details can be found at Eventbrite.
Sep
28
 
In just under 24 hours Urban Insight will be hosting webinar where they will demonstrate the usage of of some of the new features WriteClearly, ReadClearly, and GuideClearly.
 
Odds are are if you haven’t heard of ReadClearly or WriteClearly you aren’t familiar with the plain language movement. Both of these two tools help you make your websites easier to understand to people without a legal background. ReadClearly is something you can install in your website that will highlight words your readers might be unfamiliar with and give define them. WriteClearly is a tool you can use to look at any website, it analyzes the text and gives an estimated reading level as well as some suggestions of things to change to make the work more accessible.
 
GuideClearly is a more recent tool developed by Urban Insight that allows for the easy creation of branching guides than can be embedded into webpages. This would allow you to rapidly put together systems to guide people around your site or triage them.
 
If you find this interesting you can sign up for the webinar here
 
Sep
27
 

Hosted by Atlanta Legal Aid Society.
 
Presented by
Gab Rich - Share Law Video Paralegal Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Brian Rowe - Northwest Justice Project
Kristin Verrill - Director of Grants and Innovation Atlanta Legal Aid Society
 
This week we had a great webinar where we explored some of the new changes to ShareLaw and then did quick two quick run throughs of using the resources from ShareLaw to create new videos.
 
My two favorite changes that have been made to ShareLaw are the removal of barriers and the new discovery tools. Getting access to ShareLaw is easier than it ever has been, you longer need to register and login to see what materials are available. Instead the website asks for a small information whenever you download something, a far less painful process.
 
For discovery we now have the ability to sort through resources by filtering for tags this provides another way to find the resources you are looking for. When you are trying to find resources for a video you might not have something specific enough in mind that you can find it with a search, filters will be what helps you find the resources.
 
To go with this overview of ShareLaw we have also done two video walkthroughs where we use a template and turn it into a video in ten minutes. One of the video uses iMovie which comes Apple devices for free while the other uses Movie Maker which can be downloaded from Microsoft.

 

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