Speaker Bio

A professor of law, Ron directs the Center for Access to Justice and Technology (CAJT), a law school center dedicated to using Internet resources to improve access to justice.

The Center places a special emphasis on building Web tools to support legal services advocates, pro bono volunteers, and pro se litigants. Current projects include A2J Author, a software tool for self-represented litigants, and the Self-Help Web Center, a help desk located at the Cook County Courthouse in the Daley Center. Here, law student volunteers assist self-represented litigants in navigating the court system using technology tools developed at CAJT.

Ron’s experience includes serving as a fellow, board member, and president of the College of Law Practice Management. He has held positions on numerous boards and committees created to promote technology solutions to access justice problems. These include the ABA’s E-Lawyering Task Force; Law Help Interactive’s advisory board; the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services; the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Justice Entrepreneurs Project and its Pro Se Advisory Committee; the ABA Legal Access Job Corps Task Force; and the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services.