In 2016, LSC announced efforts to establish state-wide access to justice portals. Since then, LSC has partnered with Microsoft and Pro Bono Net to design, test, and develop an intelligent technology platform that enables those falling within the “Justice Gap” to find actionable information and resources.
As the project’s two pilot states, Alaska and Hawaii, continue efforts to bridge their own justice gaps, the Access to Justice community in Louisiana has decided to move forward and begin creating and collecting the information critical to the success of the platform. Ultimately, the driving force is aggregating legal information and community and social resources in a meaningful way, empowering low-income and marginalized members of our community to take the first steps in addressing their most pressing legal needs.
This is an exciting time for Louisiana’s Justice Community. Every day members of our community fight for meaningful access to justice. Our hope is that this platform becomes a pillar that supports our existing network of partners in unprecedented ways, enabling them to do more for the vulnerable people they serve. This endeavor would not be possible without the support of our organizational partners and the volunteers that see the value in our mission. To them, we say thank you!
To learn more about the specifics of this project and how it differs from currently-available resources, visit our “About Us” page. If you’re interested in volunteering, check out our Volunteer Engagement Guide or sign up as a volunteer with our online form.
Stay tuned as we work hard to keep you updated on our progress!