Over the last three months, the ABA Center for Innovation has continued to advance its mission of encouraging and accelerating innovations that improve the accessibility, effectiveness, and efficiency of legal services in the United States. In the last quarter alone, the Center’s programs and projects have included:
- Creating a web-based tool to help Louisiana flood victims obtain disaster aid;
- Designing a web app to disseminate state-based information about hate crimes and bias incidents;
- Developing a social entrepreneurship initiative to pair legal industry innovators with legal services organizations; and
- Designing a tool that enables police to translate Miranda warnings into Spanish and other languages.
The Center also selected its inaugural cohort of Fellows, who will arrive in August 2017 with fresh ideas about how to innovate the delivery of legal services. Numerous other initiatives are described in this report, and many others are in development.
As we complete our first nine months of operation, we remain grateful for the support of the American Bar Association and our growing network of sponsors and collaborators, both inside and outside of the profession.