CAIR Chicago’s Travelers Assistance Program

CAIR Chicago¬†has sponsored a new initiative to mobilize legal help and interpreters (as well as knowledge) for people at risk of civil rights violation or immigration problems. Their Travelers Assistance …

MargaretCAIR Chicago’s Travelers Assistance Program

Dulles Justice Coalition: rapid response pro bono network

Dulles Justice Coalition¬†is a grassroots organization in the DC area, in which lawyers have come together to provide help to immigrants. Specifically, it arose after the January Executive Order that …

MargaretDulles Justice Coalition: rapid response pro bono network

Designing a more user-friendly legal system: notes from the field

Today we held our Prototyping Access to Justice class on-site at San Mateo County court house, specifically in and around the Self-Help Center and Family Law Facilitator. The six student …

MargaretDesigning a more user-friendly legal system: notes from the field

Know Your Rights App, Carteirada do Bem

One of my Brazilian students in my Prototyping Access to Justice class alerted me to a very cool app in Brazil, all about empowering people about their legal rights. It’s …

MargaretKnow Your Rights App, Carteirada do Bem

The Prototype Journey, from post it to wizard of oz

In our Prototyping Access to Justice class, Kursat Ozenc and I are leading student teams to get quickly from speculating about how the courts could be improved to implementing new …

MargaretThe Prototype Journey, from post it to wizard of oz

Legal Document Responder App

Could we build an application that would let a person, who receives a legal document or government document in the mail to: Scan it in, either through a mobile-photo-scanner, or …

MargaretLegal Document Responder App

Summary of Spring 2016 class findings on Self Help Centers

In Spring 2016, Margaret Hagan and Janet Martinez taught a course at Stanford Law School, through the Policy Lab program, called Prototyping Access to Justice: Designing New Legal Services for …

MargaretSummary of Spring 2016 class findings on Self Help Centers

Creative research reels

Court user experience can be heavy sometimes due to the entangled nature of court use cases and structures. This past week, our course participants took that challenge and conducted research in …

KursatCreative research reels

Common Problems of people in the civil legal system

Talking to the experts in the court system, we heard what some of the most wicked, common problems are for people — the common places that they fail in getting …

MargaretCommon Problems of people in the civil legal system

Self Help Center essential research

In our interviews with experts and court professionals, we identified some of the core challenges and needs. Here are some of the highlights: More and more people are coming to …

MargaretSelf Help Center essential research