Legal Kiosks in the News
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Legal Kiosks in the News
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Mayor Sarno and City Officials attend Western New England School of Law’s Center for Social Justice Free Legal Kiosk Initiative
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.
Computer terminals positioned in Springfield to provide access to the legal system
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.
Western New England University brings access to justice to Springfield
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.
Western New England School of Law launching free legal kiosks in Springfield
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.
Computer kiosks will expand access to legal help in Springfield
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.
WNEU setting up free legal kiosks to help economically disadvantaged in Springfield
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 Digital Divide Complicates Virtual Court Participation
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.
Justice Bus visits Faith in Action
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.
Legal Kiosk Project: Connecting Communities Through Technology
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.
Witnessed From the Justice Bus: Covid Drove Equal Justice Off the Road, But Technology Grabbed the Wheel and Is Steering Us Into the Future
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.
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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.
Providing Access to Justice Through Technology in Rural Communities
2021 Rural Summer Legal Corps Student Fellow Brooke Trottier describes her summer of service with Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota working on the Legal Kiosk Project.
With internet kiosks, legal help is a few clicks away
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.
Minnesota legal aid deploys self-service kiosks to sustain services statewide
The Minnesota Legal Services Coalition embarked on a $3.5 million project that deployed self-service kiosks to more than 250 locations in Minnesota.
Upgraded app aimed at bringing free legal aid to more Minnesotans
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.
Bemidji Public Library Partners With Minnesota Legal Services Coalition
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.
Bar Buzz: Legal aid coalition gets $3.5 million
The Minnesota Legal Services Coalition has received $3.5 million in federal CARES Act money through the state of Minnesota and will use it to finance its new Reach Justice Minnesota initiative.
Bemidji Public Library Adds Legal Kiosk
COVID-19 has changed how many things work, one of which being the legal system. Many court dates have been modified to take place over Zoom.
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