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Tuesday, June 4 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Virtual Reality Training for Pro Bono Attorneys LIMITED

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Virtual reality is an effective immersive learning tool in the right contexts but to our knowledge, isn't used yet to train attorneys. We'll describe and demo a VR training we developed to prepare pro bono attorneys for a new area of law, and for working in a clinical setting that differs from their usual offices. Attendees will be able to experience our completed training, and learn how to create their own 360-degree videos. We aim to bring a 360-degree camera and engage attendees in creating a short demo video.

Issues we'll address:
- What is virtual reality and where is it useful as a training tool
- How to create and use VR trainings
- Time and expsense required, and how to integrate that into a legal aid nonprofit's resources
- Other uses for VR in legal aid

Presenters will briefly describe how a collaboration with Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School led to a study of how VR may enhance traditional training for a clinic in which attorneys negotiate settlements for tenants facing eviction. The clinic takes place in the hallways of the San Francisco Housing Court, a vastly different work environment from our volunteer attorneys’ usual work spaces. Presenters will describe how we chose typical scenarios to “show” prospective volunteers, to alleviate hesitation to take on the unknown and make them feel better prepared. With VR goggles donated from a tech company, we’re showing VR videos to some trainees, and studying whether they’re more likely to actually volunteer, achieve better results, and/or feel better equipped from receiving immersive teaching in addition to traditional talking and photos. We recently launched the VR training and will have initial observations to offer, as well as offer attendees an opportunity to try the VR experiences themselves.

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Gloria Chun

Director and Managing Attorney, Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco
I advocate for the people that the law should serve. The Justice & Diversity Center's free legal service programs help thousands of people, as well as other nonprofit organizations that serve low-income communities.
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Drew Amoroso

Founder, DueCourse
Drew Amoroso is the founder of DueCourse, a mobile platform that’s changing the way lawyers think at work, specializing in mindset training and situational skill building. Drew started his career as a senior associate at Reed Smith and was the owner of his own law firm where he... Read More →
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Jay Lee

Pro Bono Manager, Justice & Diversity Center
I help connect volunteer attorneys, law students, and other legal professionals to pro bono opportunities at the Justice & Diversity Center, one of the largest pro bono legal services organizations in Northern California.

Tuesday June 4, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT