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Access to Justice and Technology: Digital Divide in the Cour

Access to Justice and Technology: Digital Divide in the Courts 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
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Program Fee:
Free to Members, Members of Co-Sponsoring Organizations, and Non-lawyers | $15 Non-Members

Members of the co-sponsoring organizations and non-lawyers please call Customer Relations to register at 212-382-6663.

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York court system has increased its use of technology and online platforms, in order to facilitate access to court services. Nevertheless, the digital divide, which may result from the lack access to technology and high-speed internet, may impede justice for low-income litigants.  During this program, attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from those within and outside the court system on ways to ensure efficiency of court operations through technology while addressing the equal justice needs of vulnerable populations who fall within the digital divide.  

Nadine C. Johnson, Chief of Staff and Principal Counsel to the Administrative Judge of Richmond and Commissioner of Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission

Hon. Karen M.C. Cortes, Judge, Family Court of the City of New York, Bronx County 
Porter Kirkwood, District Executive, Sixth Judicial District, NYS Office of Court Administration 
Matthew Signorile, Office of the District Attorney, Richmond County, Technology Division
Christine Sisario, Director of Technology, NYS Office of Court Administration 
Lynn Vogelstein, Deputy Managing Director, Family Defense, Brooklyn Defender Services

Sponsored by:
The Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission
New York City Bar Association, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, Robert Marchman & Matthew Morningstar, Co-chairs
Asian American Judges Association
Association of Law Secretaries to Justices of the Supreme and Surrogates’ Courts in the City of New York 
Bronx County Family Court Equal Justice Committee
Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission Thirteenth Judicial District Advisory Group
Thirteenth Judicial District Equal Justice Initiative Committee

Related Reports: 
The Impact of COVID-19 on the New York City Family Court: Recommendations on Improving Access to Justice for All Litigants
Recommendations to Improve the Housing Court’s Enforcement of Housing Maintenance and Standards
Supporting Electronic Notarization in New York with Appropriate Regulations
Letter to Justice Kaplan Regarding Interest in a Virtual Civil Forum in New York County
Recommendations for New York City Virtual Family Court Proceedings, With Particular Focus on Matters Involving Litigants Who Are Survivors of Abuse 
Re-Opening and Operation of New York Courts During COVID-19 Pandemic: NYS Senate Testimony
Affirming Principles for Expanding Operations in the New York City Housing Courts During the COVID-19 Crisis
Statement of New York City Bar Association President Roger Juan Maldonado on Measures Taken by the Unified Court System in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
#WiFi4Homeless: A Movement to Close the Digital Divide
Support for Legislation Providing Internet Access to Individuals Living in Temporary Housing Throughout New York State

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