WASHINGTON – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that Legal Aid Chicago will receive a $163,679 Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) to improve the organization’s use of technology in assisting low-income individuals with civil legal needs.
Established in 2000, LSC’s TIG program supports legal aid organizations in developing and replicating technologies that improve efficiency and provide greater access to high-quality legal assistance.
“LSC’s Technology Initiative Grants support projects that improve the delivery of legal services and information to people who would otherwise have to navigate the legal system alone,” said LSC President Ronald S. Flagg. “These projects use technology to leverage scarce human resources and increase access to justice for low-income individuals and families with critical legal needs.”
Legal Aid Chicago will use the grant to integrate the case management system LegalServer with Paladin’s pro bono referral system to better match pro bono attorneys with cases. The Pro Bono Placement Integration Project will use API-based integration to auto-populate information into databases used by law firms, corporations and individual attorneys.
Legal Aid Chicago will also be able to target private attorneys and firms for outreach and have access to data to better place pro bono cases.
Legal Aid Chicago is one of 24 recipients of 2020 TIG funding totaling nearly $4 million.