Readers of this blog have been very patient for the past 20 months, since ILAO announced that it was completely transforming its technology platform, websites and mobile apps. Well, your patience is soon to be rewarded! ILAO is in the final stretch of this big project, and will launch its brand spanking new website on July 25.
Are you dying to know what it is going to look like? Can't wait to learn how it will work? Want to learn what is in it for you? Of course you do!
You are in luck. Over the next several weeks ILAO will be hosting several 'sneak preview' sessions to introduce our transformed technology platform and new website to our closest partners and friends.
What can you expect at these live preview sessions? Hopefully nothing short of being blown away by the beautiful, new, user-friendly interface and useful new features and tools. More specifically you will see and learn:
- Why and how we consolidated 5 websites into just one site
- What the new website design looks like (a completely new look and feel)
- How ILAO will increase visitors' ability to find the help they need via new global navigation
- New user-tested, understandable topics for categorizing legal information
- More opportunities for users to interact with the site (social media sharing and more)
- How legal aid advocates can edit legal resources on the fly
- A user rating and commenting system for legal content
- New tools to make it easy for legal aid programs to share info about their work with the public, pro bono lawyers and other legal aid programs
- A spiffy new triage and referral system that directs people to the best available resource
- What the mobile version of the new site looks like (spoiler: it looks awesome!)
- An advance look at ILAO's new brand and logo
These in-person gatherings will take place at the following times and places:
- Thursday, June 16 from 12:00-1:00 pm at LAF, 120 S. LaSalle St., Room 902
- Thursday, June 23 from 12:30-1:30 pm at LAF, 120 S. LaSalle St., Room 902
- Thursday, July 7 from 3:00-4:00 pm at LAF, 120 S. LaSalle St., Room 1078
- Thursday, July 14 from 9:00-10:00 am at LAF, 120 S. LaSalle St., Room 1078
- Thursday, July 21 from 1:00-2:00 pm at LAF, 120 S. LaSalle St., Room 1078
Can't join us in-person? We've also set up some online webinars:
7/15 at 11:00-noon
7/18 at 2:30-3:30pm
7/28 at 12:30-1:30pm
Since the webinar occurs several times, please register for the date and time that works best for you at https://attendee.
Don't miss this opportunity to see what all the hype has been about. Sign up for a session now by clicking on the date in the list above. If you miss this, you may have to wait until July 25, just like the rest of the world.
Thank you for following us on this wild journey. We are looking forward to seeing you soon and showing you all that is new at ILAO.