Technology

MVLS Creates Virtual-Reality Training Videos

After the Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland State Bar Association funded the purchase of a 360-degree camera, MVLS IT Director Matthew Stubenberg jumped at the chance to use it.  With William Buschur, Stubenberg created virtual-reality training videos that simulate a hearing, enabling attorneys to get a taste of what it’s like inside a courtroom, as well...

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Update on Technology Innovation Award

In November 2016, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service received Tech Impact’s Technology Innovation Award in the Skills to Succeed & Workforce Development Category, sponsored by Accenture. MVLS received $7,500 in funding to expand our Client Legal Utility Engine (CLUE), a web platform that “scrapes” data from a public judiciary database and matches it against MVLS’ clients’...

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New Internship Opportunity at MVLS

The Access To Justice Tech Fellowship Program (ATJ) is an opportunity for law students interested in using technology to improve our civil justice system. Chosen law students will receive a $4,000 stipend for the summer and will be able to work with a non profit group currently using technology to increase access to justice. The areas...

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Nov. 4 – New Chrome Extension for MDExpungement

MDExpungement.com, a website designed by MVLS staff attorney and Director of IT Matthew Stubenberg is growing!  A Google Chrome extension will launch soon and allow users to expunge records while remaining on the Maryland Judiciary’s case search website. The extension will make it easier for attorneys to use the website but enabling them to see which...

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June 8 – Pew Charitable Trusts Highlights MVLS’ Expungement Work

Last year, MVLS’ Matthew Stubenberg found that Baltimore City had petitioned to clear their records in less than a third of eligible cases — leaving thousands at risk of carrying a criminal rap sheet that could stand in the way of employment, housing, student loans or a professional license. He decided to do something about...

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June 3 – Technology + Law = Justice

MVLS staff attorney and Director of IT Matthew Stubenberg’s innovative work combing technology, programming and civil legal services was recently highlighted in the ABA Journal.  Matthew has created MDExpungement.com and MVLS’ Client Legal Utility Engine (CLUE) and he sees a world of possibility for other ways people can access civil legal assistance through technology.  Click here...

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