Iron Tech Law Competition 2022
Welcome to this year's Iron Tech Law Competition, hosted in person on April 20th, 2022.
VIEW THE FULL LIST OF PARTICIPANT ENTRIES BELOW:
*Please note these apps are student projects that have not yet been approved for use by the public.
The Debt Collection Legal Assistance Tool assists individuals once they have been sued for a debt in small claims court. It can help them determine potential defenses against the debt collector, fill out appropriate forms, and prepare them for a hearing.
Team Members: Yuhan Zhang, Tianxiao Yu , Evan Cernea & Alex Lopez
Developed for: Legal Services Vermont & Vermont Legal Aid
Designed as the first set in a suite of apps to assist justice-impacted people, the Character and Fitness Navigator and the Driver’s License Restoration App seek to ease the burden that comes with reintegrating into society. The Character and Fitness Navigator is designed to help justice-impacted individuals who plan on applying for bar admission overcome barriers to enter the legal profession. The App asks a series of questions commonly found on a jurisdiction’s character and fitness portion of the bar application. The App provides a downloadable report, listing the states that require disclosure of this information when applying for admission to the bar, as well as additional resources to further understand each jurisdiction’s fitness requirements.
The Driver’s License Restoration App assists justice-impacted individuals in New York and Massachusetts fill out forms to restore their licenses. The App collects the information necessary to apply and populates a PDF form to send to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Team Members: Elise Widerlite, Lolade Akintunde, and Sumaia Tabassum
Developed For: Justice Impact Alliance and Unlock the Bar
The Atlanta Legal Aid Estate Planning App is designed to simplify Atlanta Legal Aid’s intake process and help Atlanta Legal Aid representatives and clients more easily complete crucial estate planning documents, including a Last Will and Testament, Advanced Healthcare Directive, and Statutory Power of Attorney.
This app was created in partnership with law students at Georgetown University Law Center.
Team Members: Mitch Howell, Mayeesha Galiba, Conor Kane, Alexa Rose Colangelo
Developed For: Atlanta Legal Aid
The DC Affordable Law Firm’s eligibility and intake application has been updated to best fit the organization’s changing workflow. These updates include (1) enhancing the screening of users through an initial eligibility assessment; (2) improving demographic data collection through an optional survey for ineligible users; and, (3) creating an automated excel spreadsheet that collects all intake information. Additionally, using the DC Affordable Law Firm as a case study, we created a user manual to empower legal service providers to maximize and maintain their own Neota Logic legal service systems as needed.
Team Members: Carly Loughran, Dominique Moise, and Emma Dozier
Developed For: DC Affordable Law Firm
The MUSC Legal Screening and Referral Tool helps social workers in the Medical University of South Carolina Health University Medical Center (MUSC) screen families in the pediatric unit for civil legal problems that are impacting the health and well-being of the family. The tool takes less than five minutes to complete, and automatically refers eligible families to legal aid providers who can help. This ensures that families can quickly get the help they need from lawyers to gain stability and prevent future visits to the hospital.
Team Members: Mia Jackson, Muyi Zhang, Michael Smith, Eleanor Newberg
Developed For: Charleston Pro Bono, Charleston Legal Access, MUSC Health University Medical Center
The South Carolina Access to Justice Legal Resource Finder is a tool to help users determine their eligibility for free legal services from 14 legal aid organizations in South Carolina. The app analyzes the user’s legal problem, income status, and geographic location to direct them to organizations across South Carolina. The app also provides self-help information for legal problems to those who are interested, regardless of their eligibility for free aid from organizations.
Team Members: Katherine Hebb, Jing Xu, and Pariss Briggs
Developed For: South Carolina Access to Justice