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Thursday, November 1 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Incubating Innovation in the Aloha and Midnight Sun States: Updates on the Justice Portal Initiative

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LSC, Microsoft, Pro Bono Net and the Pew Charitable Trusts are partnering with Alaska and Hawaii to develop new “justice portals" to help all people with civil legal needs more easily access assistance. This workshop will highlight recent developments in this initiative, now dubbed Legal Navigator, as the pilots approach their launch in 2019. Presenters will discuss how the pilots have been guided by Microsoft's Inclusive Design methodology, intersections with Justice for All initiatives, and what the partners are learning from the project’s cutting edge collaboration and technology approach.


Lester Bird

Principal Associate, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Lester Bird is a Principal Associate for the Civil Legal System Modernization team for the Pew Charitable Trusts where he focuses on bringing attention to online legal information portals and developing next-generation portal features. His current work with the Legal Navigator project... Read More →
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Nalani Fujimori Kaina

Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Nalani Fujimori Kaina is the executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i, a statewide LSC program. In 2017, Hawai‘i was selected as one of two pilot states for LSC’s Legal Navigator Project. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Ms. Kaina began her career as an attorney on... Read More →
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Liz Keith

Program Director, Pro Bono Net
Liz Keith has played a key role in Pro Bono Net’s program strategy for more than a decade. She joined Pro Bono Net as a LawHelp circuit rider, working with legal aid programs in 25 states to build online resources to increase access to legal help for low-income communities. As program... Read More →

Nikole Nelson

Alaska Legal Services Corporation, Executive Director
Nikole Nelson is the executive director of Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC), Alaska’s only statewide provider of free civil legal assistance to low-income Alaskans. Nikole oversees ALSC’s 12 offices and a 50+member staff who are scattered across the vast and remote State... Read More →
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Glenn Rawdon

Senior Program Counsel for Technology, Legal Services Corp.
Glenn Rawdon is program counsel for technology with the Legal Services Corporation. He is responsible for helping legal services programs with their technology efforts and with the administration of the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) program. Since the program started in 2000... Read More →

Thursday November 1, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm CDT
Plaza Ballroom II