Course Library

Chapter 1

Technology and the Legal Aid Community»

Chapter 2

Software Introduction»

Chapter 3

Plain Language»

Chapter 4

Technology and Private Practice»

Chapter 5

Technology and Ethics»

Chapter 6

HotDocs Training»

Chapter 7

A2J Author»

Chapter 8

Alternative Applications for A2J Guided Interviews»

Ronald W. Staudt, White Paper: Leveraging Law Students and Technology to Meet the Legal Needs of Low-Income People (2007).

Ronald W. Staudt, Apps 4 Justice: Law Schools, Technology and Access to Justice (2010).

Explore the Illinois Legal Aid Online web site.

William Hornsby, Challenging the Academy to a Dual (Perspective): The Need to Embrace Lawyering for Personal Legal Services, Maryland Law Review (2011).

Phil Malone et al., Best Practices in the Use of Technology to Facilitate Access to Justice Initiatives, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (2010).

Helen Gunnarsson, A Judge’s Persepctive on Pro Se Litigants, Illinois Bar Journal (June 2011).

Johnathan Jenkins, What Can Information Technology Do For the Law?, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology (2008).

Charles L. Owen, Ronald W. Staudt, and Edward B. Pedwell, Access to Justice: Meeting the Needs of Self-Represented Litigants (2001).

Legal Services Corporation: What is LSC?, Types of Grants, TIGs Impact.

LegalAidKY video on “How to Use A2J Author”

NYCourtsA2J video on New York’s “Do-It-Yourself Forms”

Deborah J. Chase and Bonnie Rose Hough, A Report and Analysis of Action Plans Throughout California (2003).

TIG Grant No. 04537, Final Evaluation Report (2007).

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Jeff Hogue’s Plain Language Online Course: A Self Guided Learning Experience

Other training materials

To learn more about using plain language in developing A2J Guided Interviews® read the following articles and browse these websites

Language Access and TIG Webinar (2012)

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Darryl Mountain, Disrupting Conventional Law Firm Business Models Using Document Assembly (2006).

Marc Lauritsen, “Fall In Line with Document Assembly” (2006).

Stephanie Kimbro, Practicing Law Online; Creating a Web-Based Virtual Law Office (2010).

Richard Granat’s website,

Granat’s website discusses the unbundled legal service model with fixed pricing including several law firm examples. Also review this blog post and Granat’s Virtual Law Learning Center, which gathers links to a variety of excellent sources on elawyering.

Blog interview of Richard Granat by Jim Calloway focusing on the infusion of capital into online law services (2011).

Resource Guide: eLawyering and the Future of Legal Work by William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2010).

Darryl Mountain, Could New Technologies Cause Great Law Firms to Fail? (2001).

Rob Friedmann, The Business Case for Delivering Legal Advice Over the Web (2001).

Lawrence Cunningham, Language, Deals and Standards: The Future of XML Contracts (2006).

Gillian Hadfield, Legal Barriers to Innovation: The Growing Economic Cost of Professional Control Over Corporate Legal Markets (2008).

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