CALIcon 2016

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You’ve taken their lessons, and maybe even won one of their awards.  But during the summer, CALI doesn’t rest.  It’s annual conference, CALIcon, is coming up this week, from Thursday, June 16, through Saturday, June 18.

The conference is hosted by a different school every year.  This year, we’ll be heading to Atlanta to see the new law school building at Georgia State University.

Our two tech librarians, Emily Barney and Deborah Ginsberg, will be speaking at this year’s CALICon:

Word Workshops & Beyond: Embedding Tech Modules in Required Courses

The library has been implementing modular training sessions over the last two years that are tied into required legal writing courses and paired to specific assignments. The majority of these in-class workshops have been focused on Microsoft Word, but we use these sessions to introduce broader tech strategies and concepts, including:

  • metadata
  • redaction
  • document management systems
  • file naming conventions

Debbie will also participate in a second panel:

Ed Tech Innovations Update 2016

This session will discuss recent trends, challenges, and developments in educational technology, and how they relate to legal education. The presenters will review the annual NMC Horizon Report and discuss its themes and concepts..

CALICon will also feature other Chicago-Kent speakers who will talk about Access to Justice:

A2J Author: The Document Assembles

CALI’s own A2J Author has been used more than 3 million times in the past 10 years to help poor people create court documents and access the civil justice system. This session will examine several states that have been hugely successful in closing the justice gap using A2J Author and court form automation.

Jessica Frank, Program Coordinator at the Center for Access to Justice & Technology

Bringing Access to Justice to the Classroom through the A2J Author Course Project

The A2J Author Course Project (“Project”) supports law school courses teaching A2J Author, a program that creates user interfaces called Guided Interviews that help self-represented litigants navigate a legal process and complete legal forms. Now in its fourth year, the Project has brought form automation and document assembly technologies that have been used by legal aid organizations and courts into more classrooms. Students in A2J Author courses learn how to leverage technology to create important resources to increase access to justice.

Featuring Alexander Rabanal, Access to Justice Fellow (and others)






About Debbie Ginsberg

Debbie was the Educational Technology Librarian at the Chicago-Kent College of Law until she left for a new job in 2021
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