Pro Bono Goes High-Tech

Homeless Veterans Benefit

by Tony Rushin

In Minnesota, homeless veterans recently used Skype and the courtroom video system to meet with / work with attorneys that could help them.  This was set up by the Minnesota Justice Foundation and was aided by law student volunteers, as reported in the Legal Technology section of the ABA Journal.


I love it when technology is used in a simple, straight-forward way to help people.  The article goes on to say that this program works great in a state like Minnesota where many counties are so lightly populated that they have 10 or fewer lawyers total (and they can’t do all of the pro bono work).  Sounds like Georgia’s population density… I wonder if we could do something similar here?

Click here to read the full article.

This is the 19th of 23 blogs I’m writing to celebrate the Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators’ 23rd annual Business Partner Expo.  This year the Business Partner Expo will be held from 3:00 – 6:30 pm on August 17th at the Cobb Galleria.  Over 150 legal administrators and their guests are expected to be on hand learning about the latest technologies, finding solutions to business issues, uncovering emerging trends and developing valuable partnerships to help their law firms.  Already an AALA member?  I’ll see you there!  Not an AALA member?  Give me a call at 404.943.0800 x133 to discuss how you might be able to attend as a guest!

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