Docacon is the annual conference for the user community of docassemble, the free, open-source platform for the development of web-based expert system and document assembly applications.
Docacon 2019 will take place at Brookyln Law School on Friday, June 21, 2019.
Partner, King & Spalding
Founder / CEO, Documate
Design Lead, Community.lawyer
Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Friday, June 21, 2019
8:30 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:10
9:10 - 10:00
Thomas Officer, Toby Grytafey, Jonathan Pyle
This session will provide a nuts-and-bolts tutorial on the basics of creating guided interviews in Docassemble.
10:00 - 11:00
Dorna Moini, Robert J. Hudock
This session will describe how users can build Docassemble interviews that are useful in the law firm context while being financially sustainable. We’ll cover examples of business-to-consumer (B2C) Docassemble web apps, how those apps have affected revenue and client-retention, what integrations are essential to form a complete app, and how to build stakeholders within a firm.
11:00 - 11:10
11:10 - 12:00
This session will walk through the elements that make a large Docassemble interview maintainable: logical separation of interview blocks and files, the use of Python modules to encapsulate logic, appropriate editors, and more. The session will also touch on related issues briefly, such as testing, ways to solicit user feedback, and development/production protocols. This session will contain content appropriate for both new and experienced developers.
12:00 - 1:40
Claire Johnson Raba, Linda Tvrdy, Mike Carlson, Everett Pompeii, Quinten Steenhuis
How are people using Docassemble? This is an informal “show-and-tell” series of short presentations of different guided interviews that people have created. Lunch will be provided.
1:40 - 2:30
Much of the attention and measurement of legal technology is intended to improve one of law's roles, decision-making in dispute resolution, while less attention is paid to the communicative role of law, which sets norms and behavioral baselines. Improvements in communication depend on our ability to speak the same language in standard ways across jurisdiction. This session will introduce and discuss different methods and topics to standardize the way we discuss law, such as the NSMI, DMN, LKIF, L10n, and other methods. The session will involve a group discussion about the potential and the obstacles of these methods in promoting a broad understanding of law.
2:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 3:45
Whether you're building a free app for pro se litigants or trying to create the next “TurboTax for X,” actually developing the software is only half the battle. This session will discuss how to market and promote consumer facing legal applications built on Docassemble. From content marketing and drip campaigns to community outreach and stakeholder buy in, we’ll investigate what user generation strategies will work best for your application.
3:45 - 4:45
How can the Docassemble community create its own “GitHub” for Legal—a place where lawyers, courts, and advocates can come together to discover and collaborate on the next generation of legal technology? This session will explore the challenges to making this a reality and how Community.lawyer is working to overcome them. The presentation discusses how two key issues—tools and incentives—are at the heart of unlocking a new wave of Docassemble-powered legal service delivery.
5:00 - 7:00
The conference will take place on Friday, June 21, 2019.
It will take place at:
Brooklyn Law School
Subotnick Center, 11th Floor
250 Joralemon St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
There is no registration fee.
Coffee and bagels will be provided in the morning and lunch will be provided at noon.
If you can't make it in person, we will be streaming the conference on YouTube Live. Watch the live stream.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about Docacon 2019.