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Thursday, May 10 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Due Process & Ethics In The Age Of Tech And Innovations In The Justice System (ETHICS)

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Courts, legal service providers, and others in the justice community are increasingly adopting new technologies like machine learning, Big Data analytics, e-filing, automated triage, and on-line dispute resolution. New technologies always offer a mixture of risks and opportunities, but how do decision-makers cut through the hype they read in the press and the sales pitches they hear from vendors? This interactive session will start a conversation within the larger justice community about how we can inform and guide decision-makers so that these technologies are implemented in ways that protect the interests of our client populations. We need to ensure that ethics and policy considerations drive technology instead of technology and innovations mandating policy and practice changes._x000D_
We will explore questions such as: How do we prevent software vendors from effectively setting policy within courts and government agencies? Has delegation of traditional court functions to vendors go too far? Promoting on-line dispute resolution has the potential for access to justice, but how can courts ensure that litigants still have a meaningful right to their day in court? When courts use AI to help litigants find information, how can they ensure the systems are providing high quality service? How far should legal aid organizations go in delegating tasks like triage and intake to technology? Court data may be "public information," but when it is available easily on the internet, scam artists can get to a defendant before the process server does. What should court clerks know about the dangers of public access systems?_x000D_

Session Evaluation

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Abhijeet Chavan

Abhijeet Chavan has over 25 years of technology consulting experience with public-sector, higher education, and non-profit clients. Mr. Chavan was named to the Fastcase 50 list of global legal innovators in 2017. He regularly presents at conferences on access to justice and technology... Read More →

Jonathon Pyle

Jonathan Pyle is the Contract Performance Officer at Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA), where he is responsible for compliance, reporting, and implementing new uses of technology to analyze, streamline, and expand service delivery. Before joining PLA, he practiced law in the areas... Read More →

Angela Tripp

Angela Tripp is the director of the Michigan Legal Help (MLH) Program. MLH maintains the statewide website for self-represented litigants (MichiganLegalHelp.org) and assists affiliated Self-Help Centers around the state. In 2017, more than 984,000 people visited the MLH website and... Read More →

Thursday May 10, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
'Level 4 / Saphhire M Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92131