Ibrahim Aissam described the need for multilingual and accessible court communications and the technology solutions available at eCourtDate to help courts ensure more people receive proper notice of court hearings. He shared some of the adverse consequences of missing a court date, even in certain civil matters, such as landing in jail on contempt charges, or getting arrested and suffering physical harm during routine police traffic stops. Ibrahim said he was driven by the need to provide access to justice for all court users, including those for whom English is a second language.
Jared Jaskot, an immigration lawyer in Baltimore, Maryland, discussed new regulations that allow lawyers to provide limited-scope services in immigration cases. Jaskot Law intends to deliver those services as soon as the regulations take effect because they will enable Jared to serve immigrants who are unable to pay huge retainers and can do some of the work themselves. He is the developer of YoTengo Bot, an AI-driven website chatbot that helps lawyers communicate with potential clients when humans aren’t available to serve them. He’s working to develop other AI applications to service legal consumers.
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