Legal Aid case management enhancement


We’re just wrapping up a project that puts legal web content at the fingertips of legal services lawyers.

A particular legal services program here uses an internet-based case management system. By good fortune and planning, the CMS is an XML-based application and the program’s client and advocate websites are also XML-based.

A few years back, at a national conference, I introduced the directors of the organizations who provided the CMS application and the website templates. After the introductions, we began a converation about the applications and websites, and I said offhandedly, “Wouldn’t it be great if the websites could talk to each other?” The two gentlemen turned to each other and said, “XML?” A mutual “yes” and the birth of our CMS integration project followed. The Legal Services Corporation funded the project. Probononet and PSTechnologies partnered.

Now, legal services case handlers can access web documents from their websites directly within the case management system. No more surfing.

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About ProBonoGA

Lawyer and justice architect wannabe... I am the pro bono director for Georgia Legal Services Program and direct a program that is funded by GLSP and the State Bar of Georgia. I am a lawyer licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia, and not in any other jurisdiction. Nothing posted on this blog should be considered legal advice. Your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship with me. I do not have an active legal practice and do not have clients. I am not using this site to market to clients. I do not recommend attorneys or law firms. If I reference an attorney or a law firm in this blog, I do so to tell a story, make a point, or urge you to think about an issue presented by that attorney or law firm.
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