The Permanent Commission established a Technology Working Group in 2013 to assess the technological needs of the legal services community and to formulate potential Commission recommendations that could enable legal services providers to begin to address the technological gap that exists in the legal services community.
To further its goal, the Technology Working Group conducted extensive surveys in 2013 and 2018 regarding the use of technology in the legal services community.
In 2015, the first annual New York State Civil Legal Aid Technology Conference was convened to educate civil legal services leaders across the state on how technology can improve the delivery of legal services and the efficiency of their operations and to promote more collaborative use of technology among providers. Information about the Technology Conferences.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 the Technology Working Group set-up a series of webinars to support the New York State legal services community on topics relating to remote working, security and the delivery of legal services. The recordings, slides and material from this series are available at: Pandemic Technology Support.
Technology Working Group Reports
Past reports of the Technology Working Group are available below.