Incubators are HOT! A growing number of law schools are partnering with bar associations and local legal aid groups to stand up solo law firms for law school graduates with mentors and resources so that they can gain experience and paying clients - and maybe do a little probono or modest means practice as well.
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. In this session, we'll examine several states that have been hugely successful in closing the justice gap using A2J Author and court form automation. We will talk about the studies that have been done in New York and Michigan that prove that pro se litigants, judges, and clerks love automated forms and that these A2J Guided Interviews enable pro se litigants to successfully complete their legal issues.
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.