This best practice benchmarking study of 163 legal services websites was conducted in December 2019 and released at the Legal Services Corporation’s 2020 Innovations in Technology Conference.

Summary

  • WordPress and Drupal power 66% of legal services websites
  • 80% of legal services websites use responsive design
  • 32% of legal services websites…

Introduction

A recent survey found that 24% of legal services websites do not offer any search capabilities on the website and 41% offer only basic website search. Most websites should feature a website search.

Implementing certain best practices are necessary to make for the website search for effective for legal services…


This best practice benchmarking study of 164 legal services websites was conducted in November and December 2018 and released in January 2019 at the Legal Services Corporation’s Innovations in Technology Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Summary

  • Open source platforms power 60% of legal services websites
  • 80% of legal services websites…

The Drupal for Legal Aid Websites (DLAW) initiative started in 2008 to build an open source template for statewide legal aid websites supported by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). DLAW has evolved into a platform to power public information websites for legal services organizations and other non-profits.

DLAW includes features…


This best practice benchmarking study of 167 legal services websites was conducted in December 2017. The results were presented on January 10th, 2018, at the Legal Services Corporation 2018 Technology Initiative Grants Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Summary

  • Open source platforms power 59% of legal services websites
  • Over half of…

Many organizations provide health, legal, and other social services to people in need. If organizations can publish information about the services they provide in a common format, this data can be aggregated and searchable so that people needing assistance can find right organization for their needs. …


Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 3:26pm

This best practice benchmarking study of 167 legal services websites was conducted in December 2016. The results were presented on January 11th, 2017, at the Legal Services Corporation 2017 Innovations in Technology Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Best practice benchmarking is “the…


Published on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 12:30pm

Texas Crime Victim Legal Assistance Network website

There are hundreds of non-profit organizations in Texas whose mission is to assist survivors of crime with their legal needs or provide other supportive services. But finding the right service provider is a challenge for victims of crime. Matching a crime surviver…


Published on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 10:15am

OpenAdvocate ReadClearly is a free tool that enables website visitors to look up explanations for complex legal terms on your website. ReadClearly’s pre-built glossaries are designed to assist with improving the readability of legal services websites.

It’s easy to add ReadClearly to…

Abhijeet Chavan

@legalaidtech

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store