On May 2, 2014, CodeX – The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics hosted the second annual CodeX FutureLaw Conference, an event which focused on how technology is changing the landscape of the legal profession. The conference brought together “leading thinkers, entrepreneurs, investors and technologists that are experimenting and actively working to re-architect the future of the law” and addressed a variety of topics, including “technology’s impact on legal data ecosystems, … the health of virtual legal marketplaces, and emerging legal technologies within the realm of public interest law.”
Along with Stephanie Kimbro (Center for Law Practice Technology and Curo Legal) and Phil Malone (Stanford), Chicago-Kent’s own Ronald Staudt took part in a panel discussion entitled “Legal Technology in the Public Interest.” The conference website outlined the panel with this:
Lawyers and companies alike tend to focus on the commercial aspects of legal technology. However, legal technology also holds the potential to improve access to justice and reinvent some of the classic problems that have dogged public interest legal services. This panel examines the latest, and raises case studies that explore the use of these technologies to produce broader societal good.
Prof. Staudt talked about his work with the Center for Access to Justice & Technology (CAJT)—a law school center using Internet resources to improve access to justice with special emphasis on building Web tools to support legal services advocates, pro bono volunteers and pro se litigants.
A video of this panel is now available here.