Lawyering in the Digital Age: Technology Collaborations for Access to Justice
- Presentation speakers
Video (starts at 10:25)
The primary focus of this presentation will be by Prof. Conrad Johnson who will describe the Four C’s initiative and the Collateral Consequences Calculator. Brian Donnelly will spend a few minutes putting the Collateral Consequences effort in a broader context among other technology projects in which Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic faculty and students have been engaged over the past several years.
The Collateral Consequences initiative has been an ongoing project in the Clinic since 2005. It was originally developed with the former Chief Judge of the State of New York, Hon. Judith S. Kaye and continued with the current Chief Judge Hon. Jonathan Lippman, his staff and the New York State Judicial Institute. Programming and other technical support has been provided by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.
The web based analytical tool – the Collateral Consequences Calculator was first made available to the public in May 2010. The first version of the Calculator analyzed the immigration consequences for the top 51 crimes that are either most commonly charged or carry consequences that are commonly misunderstood. The public housing eligibility consequences are analyzed for all crimes listed in the Penal Law, but apply only to public housing in New York City.
During the spring of 2012 the number of crimes that are analyzed for immigration consequences has been [greatly increased]. A mobile app has also been under development.
More Information about the Collateral Consequences project:
Context for the Collateral Consequences Initiative in the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic
Brian Donnelly will provide brief descriptions of a few other technology initiatives originating in the Clinic. He will describe collaborations between the Clinic, members of the Judiciary and other organizations that utilize a range of web based technologies.
Links to a few projects he will describe follow: