Friday, April 2, 2021

Three Court Tech Events of Note


My inbox received notices about three upcoming events that could be of interest to the court technology community.  They are by Microsoft partner, Pythagoras in the UK; the Online Courtroom Project; and the latest in the World Justice Challenge 2021 competition.  Additional details are listed below.


PowerAppathonLab  - 13th May, 2021 from 10:00 - 3:30 Eastern Daylight Time - USA

From the press release:

“The PowerAppathon Lab is a free, full-day event which provides a hands-on introduction to the Power Platform. During the day you’ll learn about the possibilities of the platform, find out how to plan, secure and govern Power Apps, and try your hand at building your first Power App under the guidance of our experts.

For this special edition of the PowerAppathon, we will be taking a look at the challenges, opportunities, and use cases of Power Apps within the court system.

Delegates from the USA and Canada are invited to join Microsoft and Pythagoras to learn how they can transform paper-based and inefficient processes by quickly creating purpose-built business applications.”

Registrations are limited for this event.

Webinar: The Post-Pandemic Online Courtroom: Skills and Tools for Remote Advocacy - April 23, 2021, from 1:00 to 2:30 Eastern Daylight Time - USA

  1. - 1:00 – 1:05 - Introduction of panelists
  2. - 1:05 – 1:15 – Judge Williams update on King County remote trials
  3. - 1:15 – 1:25 – Judge Bailey update on Miami-Dade and Florida remote trials
  4. 1:25 – 1:40 - Judge Grant on the development and application of the NJ system
  5. - 1:40 – 2:25 - Panel discussion with judges w/ monitored Q&A from attendees
  6. - 11:25 – 11:30 – Wrap up and conclusory remarks

 Subjects/Questions to be addressed include:

  • Biggest challenges
  • Biggest benefits
  • Unexpected outcomes/surprises
  • What have attorneys done that work best/worst in online presentations
  • Feedback from jurors on format
  • The future/what will remain after the pandemic

Details and registration information will be posted at

World Justice Challenge 2021 Finalist Regional Showcase – April 14, 2021 from 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time - USA

This edition of the Challenge is for entries from Europe, North America and Central Asia.

The press release says:

"The World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis is a global competition to identify, recognize, and promote good accountable governance practices and high-impact projects and policies that protect and advance the rule of law in this time of unprecedented crisis.

This year, the World Justice Project received over 425 submissions from 114 countries. From these 425 submissions, 30 finalists have been selected to take part in an online regional showcase event.

This event will feature an assessment of the efforts underway in countries in Europe, North America and Central Asia to “build back better” from the challenges posed by COVID-19. This portion of the program will be led by WJP’s partners for the region, the Municipality of The Hague and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, and will focus on four areas—access to justice for all, accountable governance, fundamental rights and non-discrimination, and anti-corruption and open government.

The event will also give the finalists from the region an opportunity to present their projects and share key insights into their objectives and impact as a basis to select the six winners of the World Justice Challenge 2021. After the presentations, participants will be invited to engage in a Q&A session with finalists in different breakout rooms."


  • Ted Piccone- Chief Engagement Officer, World Justice Project
  • Saskia Bruines- Deputy Mayor, Municipality of The Hague
  • Murray Hunt- Director, The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • Deirdre Carroll - Associate, Antitrust and Competition, Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

Featured Projects:

  • A Civil Campaign to End Abuse of Government Powers- Transparency International Hungary Foundation (Hungary)
  • Ability to Pay - Global Justice Solutions (United States of America)
  • Accelerate Release of Children; Protect Children from COVID-19 - Terre des Hommes Foundation (Switzerland/Global)
  • AppaltiPOP - (Italy) 
  • Civic Digital Participation in Legislation During the COVID-19 Crisis - Foundation for Public Participation (Latvia)
  • Gray Zone - Public Verdict Foundation (Russia)
  • Refugee and Immigrant Women: Expelled from the Rights Zone During COVID - Guatemalan Women’s Association (Spain)
  • Using Data to Evaluate Whether COVID-19 Relief Funds Improved Access to Economic Opportunity for those Most Impacted by the Crisis - Project on Government Oversight (United States of America)

Click here to register.




  1. DO you have any more information on this event: The Post-Pandemic Online Courtroom: Skills and Tools for Remote Advocacy - April 23, 2021

    The link did not lead to anything about it or how to sign up and searching has been fruitless.

  2. I checked today on The Post-Pandemic Online Courtroom session. We are still waiting for the online registration to be activate. I will post it here when I receive it.

  3. Here is the link to register for the Online Courtroom Skill webinar noted in the second section of the article above: