R. Judson Mitchell, chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Tech Committee, presented a free “How to Code” session on March 22 for those interested in learning more about how to program websites, games, and apps. The presentation was part of 2015 Hackcess to Justice Louisiana: A Social Justice Hackathon.
“Hackcess to Justice Louisiana” brought together legal professionals and the tech community to address specific problems faced by legal aid providers. Programmers and developers were asked to create technological solutions to increase and streamline access to justice. All three winning solutions were legal aid apps.
Mitchell is an Associate Clinical Professor and Pro Bono Coordinator / Homeless Advocacy Director at Loyola Law. His areas of legal specialty are criminal defense, civil liberties, and homelessness. He is also interested in the application of internet technology to law practice, having written a number of software programs (e.g. ClinicCases) for law school clinics and non-profit agencies.