The first-of-its-kind free virtual aid kiosk has opened in Corpus Christi. The kiosk not only helps those who can't afford legal services but, according to one local judge, it also benefits the court system.
Positioned throughout Ottawa County, these kiosk stations allow residents to download and complete court forms, file documents and paperwork, pay fees, fines, court costs, or child support, seek assistance from the Legal Self-Help Center, conduct legal research, and attend court hearings held virtually.
Residents of Ottawa County, Michigan will be able to access legal advice and services at 11 self-serve kiosks from the 20th Judicial Circuit and the Ottawa County Probate courts to help residents file paperwork, pay fees and attend court hearings more conveniently, according to a press release.
Nevadans looking for information or resources on legal questions will now be able to answer those questions for free at their local library. Provided by funding and collaborative efforts from the State of Nevada’s Aging and Disability Services Division, the ‘Legal Kiosk Project’ is available at 22 libraries across Nevada, including Washoe County’s North Valleys Library. It aims to provide better legal support services to older Nevadans and underserved communities.
Nevadans looking for information or resources on legal questions will now be able to get more information, for free, at their local library. The State of Nevada has announced the launch of the Legal Kiosk Project at 22 libraries across Nevada with the intent of making information more available to older Nevadans, underserved communities, and all those with questions.
After being introduced to Northern Nevada while attending a professional conference, C.L. Quillen, Churchill County Library’s new director, was hooked on the area. Her short-term plans for the Churchill County Library include continuing the successful programs that currently exist and bringing more adult programming into the library to make it “what the community wants and needs.” Her ideas include book groups, a cookbook club and adult craft nights. The installation of a new legal kiosk, devoted to legal research, was her first project at the library.
Residents of Austin, Texas with limited Internet access will be able to use a free kiosk for legal services, including virtual court hearings, according to a cbsaustin.com report. Residents will be able to upload legal documents and interact with the court using the device.
The Texas Legal Services Center, or TLSC, a nonprofit organization funded by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, launched on April 24 the Virtual Court Access Project, a statewide pilot project aiming to improve low-income Texans’ ability to receive free legal services through deploying accessible, virtual court kiosks to communities.
One of Texas's first virtual court kiosks is now open at a central Austin library. The kiosk can be used for free at the Little Walnut Creek Branch Library at 835 W. Rundberg Lane. It's part of the Virtual Court Kiosk Project funded by the Texas Legal Services Center and the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. The statewide pilot project aims to improve low-income Texan's ability to receive free legal services.
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, City Councilors Lavar Click-Bruce and Zaida Govan, and City Solicitor Talia Gee joined with Western New England University (WNEU) President Robert E. Johnson, Ariel Clemmer, Esp., Director for the WNEU School of Law Center for Social Justice, and Dory Welch, Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for the Center of Social Justice, for WNEU School of Law free legal kiosk initiative launch at the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Service Center on Monday, October 17th. The legal kiosks are computer stations that will allow users to obtain information on free legal service providers and other legal resources.
The "legal kiosks" are at 11 locations including some library branches. An initiative in Springfield, Massachusetts is aimed at closing the digital divide in the legal system. A new program is making computer terminals available throughout Springfield for people to use for free to find a lawyer, access self-help legal resources, and at some locations attend remote court hearings.
Legal Kiosks are computer stations that will be located across the greater Springfield area. They provide access to the justice system to individuals without access to wifi or technology. Community members can find free civil legal service providers that are nearby, access legal resources, print documents, and, can attend online meetings and remote court hearings in privacy at a Legal Kiosk.
The legal kiosks are computer stations equipped with internet access and legal information in both English and Spanish. They are set up to allow people to easily self-navigate through an electronic interface to obtain information on free legal service providers and other legal resources.
A new program aimed at providing more access to the legal system in Springfield launches next week. So-called legal kiosks are intended to provide information about free legal services and other resources in both English and Spanish. And, in some locations, people will be able to use the units to appear for virtual court hearings.
Kiosks are about to go up all around Springfield to offer legal help to anyone who needs it and Western New England University’s Center for Social Justice is behind the idea. For the center, it is a way to help people who are economically and technologically disadvantaged when it comes to getting answers to legal questions. Director Ariel Clemmer told Western Mass News this kind of computer station will allow a “greater access to justice.”
Rural residents can have trouble accessing remote court proceedings that proved their value during the Covid-19 pandemic, so advocates are looking to mobile “Justice Buses,” technology kiosks and Starlink satellites to help bridge the digital divide.
Minnesota Legal Aid’s Justice Bus stopped by the Faith in Action Office in Hackensack Aug. 9, during its visits in Cass County. The Justice Bus is a mobile law office bringing Legal Aid’s help to all of the communities it serves by improving access to legal services. Legal Aid provides free civil legal help to seniors and to low-income people.
Thanks to CARES Act funding, Minnesota now has a statewide network of legal kiosks. The COVID-19 pandemic moved much of the legal system virtual, exposing the digital divide as an additional barrier to legal advice and resources.
This Article spotlights Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota’s (“LASNEM”) response to the access-to-justice crisis in the age of COVID19. The first part briefly summarizes the civil justice gap, focusing on potholes littering LASNEM’s roads. The second part discusses the initiatives adopted by LASNEM since the pandemic struck, including the Justice Bus, Legal Kiosks, and the partnerships made with the courts and community partners to participate in eviction-diversion pilots. In short, this Article argues that bridging the access-to-justice gap in rural Minnesota requires a multidimensional approach utilizing technology as the vehicle.
The Bemidji Public Library is committed to providing the community with informational resources to enrich their lives. They provide a wide range of services to its patrons including WIFI, fax, printing, copying and their new Legal Kiosk.
As courts and legal aid offices were moving online, legal aid organizations struggled with how to address increased legal needs, while protecting public health concerns. Now for some Minnesotans, going to speak to their attorney now means heading to their nearest kiosk.
St. Paul-based Legal Services State Support hopes to double the number of residents who access legal services using its mobile app. With the new improvements, LegalCORPS embedded the LawHelpMN.org website into many of the 250 "Legal Kiosks" it has scattered around the state.
The Bemidji Public Library has partnered with the Minnesota Legal Service Coalition to help bridge the digital divide that community members are facing during COVID. As a result of the pandemic, many legal services and hearings have been moved to online formats. Court hearings are held over Zoom, and paperwork must be scanned and emailed, putting people who do not have access to technology at a disadvantage.