Online TN Justice team to Host Online Legal Clinic Webinar
On Tuesday, June 3rd, members of Tennessee's Online TN Justice team will host a national webinar for states that are interested in launching a virtual legal clinic modeled after Tennessee's Online TN Justice website (www.onlinetnjustice.org). Three states have officially launched their own version of the site and twenty-three additional states have requested more information about the Online TN Justice model since Tennessee began sharing the model's software at no-charge with states that would use it for pro bono service delivery.
The webinar will focus on what it takes to operate a virtual legal clinic, focusing on the staff/volunteer time spent on site administration. Site administration is one of the most commonly asked question areas from other states interested in the model. The webinar will also include a discussion of barriers states are finding when exploring the inclusion of virtual legal clinic in their state's pro bono service delivery plan and a question and answer portion.
Members of the Online TN Justice team include George 'Buck' Lewis, Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission member and shareholder with Baker Donelson, Ann Pruitt, Access to Justice Commission member and Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) Executive Director, Samantha Sanchez, Online TN Justice Site Operator and TALS Operations Director, Liz Todaro, Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) Access to Justice/Public Education Coordinator and Anne-Louise Wirthlin, Administrative Office of the Court's Access to Justice Coordinator. Online TN Justice is hosted TALS with IT support provided by Baker Donelson.
To read more about Tennessee's efforts to share Online TN Justice, click here.