b'PROVIDING ACCESS TO JUSTICEAMID A SHUTDOWN(continued)webinarsattendedbyaboutadvocatescoveredissues facing immigrant families, eviction and housing rights, and protective orders and family law developments.Even as courts start to reopen to the public, the pandemic and the need for help navigating the court system will go on for the foreseeable future, said Laura \x08al, a task force memberandtheSupervisoryAttorneyfor\x07amilyLawat \x0fortheast Legal Aid.To expand access, the task force collaborated with the Suffolk UniversityLawSchoolsLegalInnovationandTechnology Lab. With more than 1 volunteers from around the world, thelabconvertedexistingcourtformsmostofwhich litigantswouldhavetoprintout,fillin,andmailtothe courtinto a fillable, online format. \x08iven the diculties of accessing a printer or postage or even an envelope, having these forms in a mobile-friendly platform, which, at least during the pandemic, can be filed automatically by emailwas transformative.In so many respects, we all feel pretty overwhelmed, and we wonder what we can do to help during the pandemic. \x03y working on these projects, this group of amazing, dedicated people has been able to impact how self-represented litigants are accessing justice at this time, Sue said.Though \x0bill was able to get legal services help in an urgent situation at the beginning of the pandemic, many litigants mustfendforthemselves.Asthecourtsystemcontinues to adopt the task forces technology recommendations and improve communications with the public, self-represented litigantswillhavebetteraccesstojusticethroughoutthe pandemic and long after.26 2020'