What recent technological developments provide opportunities to improve the state’s indigent defense system in civil and criminal cases?

Michelle Slaughter

Judge, Place 8


There is so much opportunity to improve access to justice with technology. One example is e-filing. With e-filing, courts are much more accessible to the indigent.  Online forms and instructions can be developed to allow individuals to create their own court filings and legal documents if they want to represent themselves. In addition, through the use of video chatting apps (i.e. FaceTime), those without transportation can still appear and participate in court without fear of sanctions.