The LSC has released the final version of the Report of the Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access to Justice. This Report resulted from a Tech Summit that took place over the past two years. I attended both the first “blue sky” brainstorming meeting and the second “practical implementation” meeting of the Summit.
Those interested in virtual law practice will note that the Report includes technology that is commonly used in online delivery, such as online client portal access, document assembly and automation tools, mobile access and expert systems. The delivery of unbundled services to the public is also mentioned throughout the report under several of the proposed plans. I was pleased to read that gamification (and games in a footnote) were also included as a way to increase engagement for legal services through the proposed “access to justice portals.”
The Summit was exciting to attend because of the diverse backgrounds of the attendees and the discussions that it generated. The Report summarizes this process into proposals for moving forward. I’m anxious to see where it goes from here.