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Helpdesk has moved to room 525  Justice Web Advisory Board Inaugural Meeting 
Network Maintenance  Students Workers Needed  

Helpdesk has moved to room 525

The CLC main office is in room 525 and our hours are: 

Monday - Thursday  8:30 AM - 6PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5 PM

When you have a question or need help, please email us at HELPDESK. HELPDESK is your main link to computer support. When your message is received, one of our Customer Service staff members will respond to you at their earliest convenience. If your email is inaccessible, you can also reach us by dialing 6-5300 or stopping by room 525. 

Justice Web Advisory Board Inaugural Meeting

Chicago-Kent hosted the inaugural meeting of the Justice Web Collaboratory Advisory Board on April 1, 2000. The advisory board consists of a diverse group of judges from across the country. Amongst its ranks are Chief Judges from the Court of Appeals of two federal districts, Appeals Judges from two states, the Chief Judge of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court, and several state Superior and Circuit Court Judges. In addition, several guests joined the advisory board's discussions, including representatives from the American Judges Association, Judicial Division of the American Bar Association, Federal Judges Association, and the Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.

Chairman, Associate Justice George Nicholson from the California Third District Courts of Appeal, opened discussions by challenging the participants to assist in changing the way judges think about technology and educate judges on the implications of technology on the bench and in chambers. This challenge resonated throughout the days discussions which can be broken down into several themes: (i) good governance; (ii) education; (iii) collaboration; (iv) public access to the courts; and, (v) information integration. All of the participants left the meeting encouraged by the possibilities for judicial education, collaboration, and excited about providing judicial leadership for the Office of Judicial Programs' National Integration Resource Center.

By the end of the day, it was clear to all that attended that the Advisory Board meeting brought together a team of judges that were willing to dream, work together, and help one another, their respective courts, and, indeed, all the judges and courts of the nation, to look higher and reach further, technologically, in coming years.

For additional information please contact Todd Pedwell or visit the Justice Web Collaboratory at

FYI: Network Maintenance

Regular general maintenance of the network is necessary to ensure greater performance, both in terms of speed and the prevention of any serious problems. To achieve these goals, the Center for Law and Computers will periodically take down the network to perform this maintenance. We've scheduled the maintenance on a monthly basis, for only 1.5 hours on days and at times to inconvenience the least amount of users. 

Here are the dates that we will be taking the network down. On these days, the network will not be available between 5:30am and 7:00am.

February 1, 2000

Student Workers Needed

Help develop Chicago-Kentís new Distance Learning Program!

Donít miss this exciting opportunity to help shape the future of distance learning at Chicago-Kent! Learn to master the latest WEB authorizing and educational software and show off your legal writing skills. Use your design skills to enhance the Distance Learning presence on the Web. This is your chance to find out what happens behind the scenes of distance learning - from hardware to software!

Take advantage of this opportunity to work closely with faculty leadership in distance learning and support vital programs such as the Justice Web Collaboratory. The JWC - founded by The National Center for State Courts and Chicago-Kent College of Law - was designed to provide a tool for communication and learning exclusively for U.S. judges and to establish a legal system resource center to be used by the public.

Attention Creative Thinkers and Visionaries:
To apply, please forward your resume to Sandra Spears at or give her a call at 6-5328.

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