Richard Zorza’s Access to Justice blog raises the question of whether it is Time for a National Center on Mobile Access to Justice. The access to justice field, including pro bono, has barely scratched the surface of the potential of mobile technology. The Pro Bono Exchange discussed pro bono mobile apps back in August, and Public Counsel has an app for volunteers, but there is so much more that can be done.
In addition to increasing direct access to assistance, mobile applications can be used to engage volunteers, as discussed in this VolunteerMatch blog post, or to reward volunteers, or to manage volunteers as the above apps do.
If your organization created an app, what would you want it to do? Are you thinking about creating an app? How can we use technology to increase both pro bono participation and access to justice? Leave your thoughts in the Comments.
~ Cheryl Zalenski