Initial version of HotDocs Component Generator is now available

The HotDocs Component Generator for Google Sheets is now available in the Chrome Web Store. This is an evolution of a few techniques I’ve discussed on this blog that is more user friendly than PowerShell and doesn’t require you to learn JavaScript. Read more about it here: http://nonprofittechy.com/projects/hotdocs-computation-generator/.

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The WriteClearly Google Docs add-on is now available to the public

The WriteClearly team at Urban Insight has finished work on the public version of the Google Docs add-on. WriteClearly is a plain language tool. It helps lawyers write documents that most people can understand. I worked on a draft version of this at the TIG Hackathon this past January. Check it out and start using […]

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WriteClearly: Developing a Google Apps Add-on to Promote Plain Language in the Legal Community

I recently was sent by my employer, Greater Boston Legal Services, to a legal technology hackathon at the TIG 2017 conference in San Antonio, Texas. Our team created a tool that helps legal aid lawyers do a better job of writing for the general public. Statistics show that the average reading level in the United States is […]

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Randomized Meal Planner

A few years ago I was home with my son several days a week, and I was in charge of most of our family’s meals. I had developed a library of recipes that I turned to again and again–nothing fancy, but meals that I could make and our family enjoyed. The only tedious part for […]

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