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Wednesday, January 13 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Welcome and Opening Plenary: User Centered Legal Design

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User-facing design has long been important in fields focused on human interactions with the physical world, including architecture, urban planning, and the design of objects for every-day use. With the advent of the Internet, its significance has accelerated, and new practices and standards have emerged that center on the processes that shape the interactions between the person and the web. Design in the access to justice space poses special challenges. These include the importance of bridging socio-economic differences as well as the gaps between legal expertise and lay understanding. As we use technology tools to improve access to justice, it is imperative that we learn how to enhance the user experience to empower users and to facilitate their engagement with the legal system. Our opening session will explore these challenges and demonstrate best practices emerging in the field.

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Matthew Burnett

Immigration Advocates Network, Director
Matthew is director of the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN), a collaborative effort of leading immigrants' rights organizations designed to increase access to justice for low-income immigrants and strengthen the capacity of organizations serving them. Before joining IAN Matthew worked representing low-income immigrants at East Bay Sanctuary Covenant and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and served as a law clerk to Justice Z.M. Yacoob of the... Read More →
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Briane Cornish

Responsive Law, Legal Innovations Research Fellow
Briane Cornish is very passionate about innovations that provide greater legal access and enhance the experiences of those who consume legal services or legal aid or appear in court. During law school, Briane gained a multi-disciplinary education through coursework at the Business and Design school in addition to her studies at Stanford Law School. Briane gained her policy experience during her work for DOJ-Criminal Justice Policy Division and... Read More →
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Margaret Hagan

Fellow & Lecturer, Stanford Law School
Margaret Hagan is a fellow at Stanford Law’s Center on the Legal Profession and a lecturer at Stanford Institute of Design (the d.school). / / She is a lawyer (JD, Stanford Law 2013) who also was a fellow at the d.school, where she launched the Legal Design Initiative, an R&D lab for legal services. She teaches project-based classes, with interdisciplinary student groups tackling legal challenges through user-focused research and design of... Read More →
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Tanina Rostain

Professor, Georgetown Law Center
Tanina Rostain’s current teaching and research interests focus on the proliferation of legal technologies in law practice, in particular, in the access to justice and open government spheres. In 2012, Tanina created a course in which student teams collaborate with non-profit legal service providers to build apps that increase access to the legal system. The course culminates in the Georgetown Iron Tech Lawyer Competition, a widely followed... Read More →

Wednesday January 13, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Texas Ballroom - 2nd Flr 111 East Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

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