Law on the Internet!
low income litigants get legal services!
practical client experience!
with experienced lawyers!
Use the Web to increase access to justice!
any of these opportunities interest you,
a Justice Web Collaboratory (JWC) Summer Associate
Perfect for You!
Summer Associate positions provide law students
the opportunity to explore Access to Justice issues,
including the use of technology in legal services,
alternative legal services delivery models, e-lawyering
and pro se litigant assistance. The JWC will be
hiring 6-8 law students to work full time for
the summer of 2002 on the following JWC Projects:
Technology Center for Law & the Public Interest
work with the ITC, a statewide collaboration of
legal services providers, whose mission is to
provide low-income individuals with greater access
to the legal system through the use of technology.
JWC Summer Associates will assist in the development,
maintenance and upgrading of innovative web resources
for legal aid and pro bono attorneys, pro se litigants
and the public. Specific activities include the
with and supporting expert attorneys selected
from the Illinois legal aid community to develop
and maintain legal training and practice support
materials for the Illinois poverty law web portals
drafting and editing of web based legal education
materials and legal forms with instructions
for attorneys and the public;
appropriate user interfaces for web based document
more information, please contact Lisa Colpoys, Interim
Executive Director, Illinois Technology Center for
Law and the Public Interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
the Needs of Self-Represented Litigants
A Consumer-Based Approach
Chicago-Kent College of Law and Illinois Institute
of Technology's Institute of Design are collaborating
to examine court processes and recommend modifications
to eliminate or reduce procedural barriers to access
for self-represented litigants. This project represents
a bold attempt to harness the most advanced process
design technologies and the power of the Internet
in order to fundamentally reengineer civil court
processes in which self-represented litigants seek
to access judicial services. In the first phase
of the project, graduate students in law and design
fanned out across the U.S. to gather customer observation
of self represented litigants. Students and faculty
traveled to Colorado, Delaware California and two
counties in Illinois to study existing innovations
and to interview members of the judiciary. In the
second phase, the research teams fed this data into
the latest in system design methods, to redesign
civil court processes from a consumer's prospective.
is your chance to make a difference! Give back to
your community! Help establish the groundwork for
making the law accessible to all of the public!
In the final phase of the project, researchers
and programmers will build a Web site prototype
that will incorporate the results of the design
process. If you have web design and programming
experience and are proficient in programs such as
FLASH 5.0 and PhotoShop, we need you!
more information or to sign up to participate in
this innovative project, please contact Todd Pedwell,
Manager, Justice Web Collaboratory at
email@example.com or 312.906.5328.
with faculty to research and prepare articles and
other publications regarding Access to Justice.
This is an exciting opportunity to explore the use
of the Internet as a support mechanism for unrepresented
pro-se litigants and in the practice of law. Research
and evaluate E-Lawyering practices currently
in use and examine the ethical issues facing those
lawyers practicing law on the Internet!
discuss getting involved in this cutting-edge research
project, please contact Professor Ronald Staudt
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact his assistant, Gail Fialek, at email@example.com
or 312.906.5319 to set up an appointment to meet
with Professor Staudt.