This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
Friday, November 2 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
So You’re Interested in Form Automation-Now What? A Document Assembly Overview

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The use of automated forms has become an important tool in the fight for access to justice. Whether by guiding the pro se litigant through a complex legal form that will produce a document ready for filing, or providing a streamlined and efficient system of forms for legal aid and pro bono attorneys, any legal aid organization can benefit from document assembly. This session will cover:
* How document assembly is being used in legal aid
* Overview of document assembly tools
* How to get started
* Best practices


Chanita Chantaplin-McLelland

Managing Attorney, Texas Legal Services Center / TexasLawHelp
Chanita Chantaplin-McLelland is the managing attorney for the Self-Represented Litigants Program at the Texas Legal Services Center, in Austin, and was previously a staff attorney with Disability Rights Texas in Houston. Along with her team, she oversees TexasLawHelp. In addition... Read More →
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Jessica Frank

A2J Author Project Manager, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
Jessica Frank is the A2J Author Project Manager for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). She oversees the development team for A2J Author and provides community outreach, technical support, and training resources to the automated document development community... Read More →

Michael Hofrichter

Executive Director, Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Michael Hofrichter’s current title at Houston Volunteer Lawyers is the Operations and Compliance Director, however his responsibilities go beyond that. In his Director role, he oversees the Program’s support staff; updates HVL training/policy/template libraries; manages the IT... Read More →

Aaron Varner

Staff Attorney, Texas Legal Services Center
Aaron Varner is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law and holds an M.P.A. from the University of Wisconsin’s Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, where he focused on technology policy. He is currently a staff attorney at Texas Legal Services Center in Austin, where... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Monarch Westin Galleria, 24th Level

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