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Tiny Chats are bite-sized annotated videos that touch on specific access to justice topics and court operations.

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Tiny Chat 140: Justice Innovation Fellowship

In the future, every court has a Judicial Innovation Fellow (JIF) - a smart, technologically adept changemaker embedded in the court to help create new tools and processes to help courts improve. To find out more, Danielle and Zach traveled back in time to meet with Jason Tashea, JIF Founding Director, to hear about some of the great work in progress and how other courts can benefit from these efforts.

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Tiny Chat 139: Build a Chatbot with Us!

A chatbot on your court website can increase access to justice, decrease burdens on court staff, and help ensure trust and confidence in the courts. But how do you build one well? At NCSC, we have some guidance on that, and our Tiny Chat hosts Zach Zarnow and Danielle Hirsch are pleased to announce that, in partnership with Law Droid, we will build a chatbot for one selected court—for free! Be sure to watch this episode for more information. Apply now!

Read "Court Chatbots: How to Build a Great Chatbot for Your Court’s Website"

Tiny Chat 138: Sea of Junk

What does trustworthy information look like? When facing a legal problem, desperate for guidance on navigating the legal system, can we blame individuals for gravitating towards anything that appears authoritative? Will artificial intelligence (AI) help or hinder? Can the court community harness this new technology to develop useful tools? Can we modernize the court system to anticipate the influx of AI-generated documents and potentially misleading advice? How do we identify and address less-than-helpful resources before they cause harm?

These are complex questions without easy answers. However, our NCSC Tiny Chat hosts, Zach Zarnow and Danielle Hirsch, have penned an engaging story and even illustrated it using AI. Like many AI-generated creations, it may not appear perfect at first glance. Nevertheless, tune in as they discuss procedural protections, website best practices, and strategies for distinguishing reliable resources from misleading ones when individuals seek assistance.

Read and share the "Sea of Junk" story.

The Tiny Chats Team