RITES Goes Local

We’re excited to announce a new collaborative venture on the Rhode Island Triage and Eviction Study (“RITES”) team. Five outstanding students at the Roger Williams University School of Law have joined the project to conduct summary eviction court observations and interview unrepresented tenant-defendants who are experiencing the eviction process themselves. These raw data, so to speak, Read more about RITES Goes Local[…]

MA Guardianship Policy Institute Event this December

The Lab’s current Guardianship Service of Process Study is going strong in the field, and we’re not the only ones actively thinking about the topic. On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute will facilitate “A National Perspective on Guardianship and Decisional Support,” a day-long conference exploring the state of both areas in several different Read more about MA Guardianship Policy Institute Event this December[…]

Law, AI, and Justice

Yesterday, Research Director Chris Griffin spoke with three other Harvard scholars as part of a HUBweek 2017 panel sponsored by the Berkman Klein Center: Programming the Future of AI: Ethics, Governance, and Justice. The four debated the promises and perils of using computer models and algorithms to guide legal decision-making. The Boston Globe‘s article about the Read more about Law, AI, and Justice[…]

A2J Lab featured in The Practice

The blog has been on a brief hiatus, but we’re back with some great news! The Center on the Legal Profession (of which the Lab is proud to be a part) publishes The Practice, a bi-monthly magazine featuring topics of interest to practitioners. If you’re looking for an engaging read over the weekend, you should Read more about A2J Lab featured in The Practice[…]

The Lab’s New Guardianship Service of Process Study Has Launched!

As of yesterday, September 5, a new A2J Lab study is in the field at the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in downtown Boston! Together with our partners at the Boston Court Service Center (“CSC”) and the Volunteer Lawyers Project (“VLP”) of the Boston Bar Association, we are evaluating (via RCT, of course) whether self-help materials can make a difference Read more about The Lab’s New Guardianship Service of Process Study Has Launched![…]

Public Safety Assessment Featured on NPR’s Planet Money

Our first RCT studying the Public Safety Assessment (“PSA”), the pre-disposition release assessment tool developed by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, is well underway in Dane County, WI. Madison is far from the only place the PSA currently is in use; this recent piece from the Planet Money podcast highlights the implementation of the Read more about Public Safety Assessment Featured on NPR’s Planet Money[…]