How can we improve people’s access to justice?
Stanford Legal Design Lab runs ongoing research, workshops, classes, and tech development on Justice Innovation. Here we spotlight our top priorities for courts, legal aid groups, foundations, and others interested in making the justice system work better for people.
Send SMS reminders to people
The Lab has created Wise Messenger, a platform to set up automated text messages from a court, or other legal organization to their users. We are studying whether procedural notifications by SMS improve people’s appearance rates at hearings, appointments, and other important legal events.
If your court or office would be interested in sending automated text reminders and procedural notifications, please let us know here, and we’ll be in contact.
Get public Legal Help info to appear prominently on internet Search Results
When people search online for contact information, hours, and procedure for your organization — make sure that they find your website and the help information on it. By applying Schema.org markup to the back-end of your website, search engines like Google, Yahoo, and others will better be able to recognize that your organization should be featured high on search results.
Our Lab has made a tool so that you can easily create this markup, and then paste it onto your website’s backend code.
Welcome to Stanford Legal Design Lab’s Justice Innovation site, a clearinghouse of projects, ideas, and research for making a user-centered legal system.
We bring the best current projects and future ideas together to identify how we can get to 100% Access to Justice.
Our goal is to spotlight affordable, scalable, meaningful new projects that courts, clinics, startups, and others can deploy.