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Georgetown Law Students Design Apps, Compete in Iron Tech Lawyer

April 17, 2014 —

WHAT:

Georgetown Law Iron Tech Lawyer — Access to Justice Edition. In just one semester, students in Georgetown Law's Technology Innovation and Law Practice practicum built apps to help the public navigate legal processes. Six teams will show off their apps in the hopes of earning the title of Iron Tech Lawyer. This semester's apps include:

The Den: New York City Debt and Eviction Navigator - Collects data on the ability of seniors in the New York City area to access the courts, and helps non-lawyer social workers aiding the elderly to offer assistance and materials relating to legal problems such as housing and consumer debt.

Immigration Navigator - Guides immigrants through the complex landscape of immigration law. By asking a few simple questions, the Navigator can pinpoint which of the many immigration laws and relief programs may help the user.

New York City Earned Sick Time Advisor - Provides clear and easy guidance to New York City employees to help them determine if they qualify for sick leave under the New York City Earned Sick Leave Act and, if so, how much sick time they have earned.

Pennsylvania Children’s Medicaid Appeals Advisor - Helps parents with minor children navigate the Medicaid appeals process after their coverage provider has denied, reduced or terminated their services.

Triage and Intake Assessment System - Helps potential clients determine whether they are eligible to receive Virginia Legal Aid's assistance and provides referral resources.

The Unemployment Benefits Hearing Coach - Serves as a coach to users  preparing for unemployment benefit hearings at the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings, and provides targeted guidance regarding the evidence users should present.

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Georgetown University Law Center
Room 200, McDonough Hall
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

NOTE:

This is the fourth Iron Tech Lawyer Competition. More information about the competition is available at irontechlawyer.com.

Media interested in attending should e-mail mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.

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