Law technology fellowship inspires legal innovationUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Law students from Hawaiʻi are joining others from across the nation in increasing access to justice through a new technology fellowship, which has an application deadline of February 9.
He helped the Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi to add a chat-bot to its website that enables online visitors to get easier and faster help with their legal questions. A chat-bot is a computer program designed to simulate a conversation with human users, especially over the internet.
“His interest in technology blew us away,” said Sergio Alcubilla, Legal Aid of Hawaiʻi director of external programs. “We thought it was a complicated process, but it was something Chad was able to do pretty quickly.”
The Access to Justice Tech Fellows Program is funded by the national Legal Services Corporation and works in cooperation with local partners. In its second year, it pays $4,000 for the 10-week summer fellowship.
For the full story and more on the fellowship, see the law school website.