Advanced Project Planning: Strategies, Systems, and Technology to Manage Your Hardest Tasks
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Advanced Project Planning:
Strategies, Systems, and Technology to Manage Your Hardest Tasks
An MIE Webinar with:
Joyce Raby, Executive Director, Florida Justice Technology Center
Nate Vogel, Director of Law and Technology, Community Legal Services
December 12, 2018
2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT
MIE will present a 90 minute webinar on December 12, 2018.
Managing a legal aid organization and providing legal assistance for our clients and their communities goes far beyond direct individual representation. We must also conduct strategic planning, set up new performance management systems, open new offices, launch new practice teams, and on and on. Approaching these tasks as projects can support our work for clients and make our work overall more effective.
This webinar will explore advanced techniques and technology to design and manage legal aid projects more effectively. We will include a brief overview of fundamental project planning principles, but we will focus on developing and using technology and tools to help us be more efficient and achieve better results.
In addition to improving services, projects are also occasions to provide leadership opportunities and experience for non-management staff, helping them to develop skills and experience to prepare them for other future leadership.
Our speakers for this webinar are: Joyce Raby, Executive Director of the Florida Justice Technology Center; and, Nate Vogel, Director of Law and Technology at Community Legal Services (CLS) in Philadelphia.
This webinar will address a variety of issues and strategies to effectively plan and implement projects. In this webinar you will learn:
- The importance of proportional planning for projects;
- How to set goals based on your staffing and resources;
- The risks of not establishing clear line of decision making & authority;
- How technology can help track results and generate reports;
- Alternative approaches to project planning (Waterfall vs. Agile);
- How to use communication tools to manage staff and deal with the inevitable bumps in the road;
- The need to effectively budget your time – Who knows where the time goes?; and,
- Why technology is great, but it won’t save you if you don’t manage the work and the people!
Joyce Raby is the Executive Director of the Florida Justice Technology Center (FJTC), a statewide technology organization she helped create with the access to justice community of Florida. FJTC partners with legal aid organizations, the courts, the clerk’s offices, the private bar, law schools, and others to increase access to justice through the innovative use of technology. Joyce was an independent consultant working at the intersection of access to justice and technology and spent eight years with the Legal Services Corporation co-founding the TIG program. She is a 2009 recipient of the Innovations in ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Award. Joyce has a graduate degree in Public Administration from American University and is PMP Certified by the Project Management Institute. She is the Co-Vice Chair of the State Bar of California’s Task Force on Innovations in Legal Services. Joyce lives in a log cabin in the West Elk Mountains of Colorado.
Nate Vogel is Director of Law and Technology at Community Legal Services (CLS) in Philadelphia. His work focuses on integrating data and technology into CLS's legal and policy advocacy. Before joining CLS, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Gerald Austin McHugh of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as Legislative Counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union.
Eugene R. King is the former director of the Ohio Poverty Law Center and a career legal aid lawyer and manager. He was also the board chair of the Committee On Regional Training (CORT) for 25 years, developing and presenting trainings for legal aid staff and programs. He now consults on staff development, executive recruitment and policy advocacy with legal aid programs and nonprofit advocacy groups. Gene will facilitate this webinar.
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