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Tech for Justice - Austin: Using Technology to Expand Access to Justice

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Many have said that the judiciary often trails the private sector in its use of technology. Courts have been attempting to close this gap but need the help of the technology sector to succeed. David Slayton and Jeff Aresty will discuss how the technology sector can get involved and what plans they have for hacking for justice in Texas.

In May of 2012, David W. Slayton began serving in his current position as the Admin. Dir. for the TX Office of Court Administration. He has been employed by the judicial branch in various roles for over 15 years. He has published an article entitled “An Analysis of the Effective Use of Jurors in Lubbock County” and was instrumental in the publication of the 2007 version of the Nat. Assoc. for Court Management’s Model Code of Conduct. He currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the Nat. Assoc. for Court Management’s Board and was formerly the Secretary on the Board of Dir. for the TX Asso. for Drug Court Professionals.

Jeffrey M. Aresty, Esq. is a Massachusetts lawyer based in Houston, TX and has been involved in international business law and the role of technology in the transformation of the practice of law for almost three decades.   Mr. Aresty is the founder and current President of Internet Bar Organization. Among Mr. Aresty’s accomplishments are initiating and directing the “ Computer College” program (1983-1987). He co-edited two books on cross cultural influence in Int.business and e-commerce for the ABA, including “The ABA Guide to International Business Negotiations”.  As the Reporter of the ABA’s e-lawyering Task Force,  he wrote several articles on the technical, legal and practical implications of the practice of law in Cyberspace.

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