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Digital Strategy Resources

Below is a suite of practical resources to support the Digital Strategy work in your community legal centre. These include:

  • Guidelines
  • Checklists
  • Templates 
  • Policy templates
  • Lists of resources
  • Brainstorming exercises on technology innovation. 

Where indicated, templates, policies and checklists are provided under a Creative Commons licence, so your centre is welcome to download these and adapt them to your centre's context.

Scroll to the bottom of this page for links to LegalTech organisations and websites. 

Downloads:

Guidelines: Technology & innovation guiding principles [PDF]

PDF icon Guidelines: Technology & innovation guiding principles [PDF]
Use this resource to: Learn about the key principles to apply when considering a digital project or technology investment; support your grants and funding request submissions and build a strong case for your proposal

Guidelines: Developing an IT plan [PDF]

PDF icon Guidelines: Developing an IT plan [PDF]
Use this resource to: Learn about what an IT plan is, how it can help your CLC and how to develop one

Guidelines and templates: Budgeting for technology spend [PDF]

PDF icon Guidelines and templates: Budgeting for technology spend [PDF]
Use this resource to: Learn about the costs of technology, and how to estimate spend for a project or CLC's operations

Guidelines and template: Selecting technology vendors and solutions [DOCX]

Microsoft Office document icon Guidelines and template: Selecting technology vendors and solutions [DOCX]
Use this resource to: Learn about the selection processes for technology products and vendors; determine your selection criteria; use Request for Proposals (RFP) and vendor reference check templates

Guidelines: Accessing free or discounted digital products and services [PDF]

PDF icon Guidelines: Accessing free or discounted digital products and services [PDF]
Use this resource to: Find out about existing sources for digital products and services for non-profits; learn what to look and watch for when purchasing new technology

Guidelines and template: Implementing a new website [DOCX]

File Guidelines and template: Implementing a new website [DOCX]
Use this resource to: Learn about what a new website implementation involves and what to consider; plan your new website and use the template to develop a brief for a website agency or developer

Checklist: Assessing your CLC's digital capacity [DOCX]

Microsoft Office document icon Checklist: Assessing your CLC's digital capacity [DOCX]
Use this resource to: Take stock of the digital and technology footprint of your CLC and assess your current capabilities; inform the development of your centre's IT plan; communicate to IT service providers an overview of what you currently have

Brainstorming exercises on technology innovation: Working out your CLC innovation profile [DOCX]

Microsoft Office document icon Brainstorming exercises on technology innovation: Working out your CLC innovation profile [DOCX]
Use this resource to: Discuss technology and innovation in your centre; identify possible challenges and opportunities related to technology innovation

Policy: Information security, data protection and privacy [DOCX]

Microsoft Office document icon Policy: Information security, data protection and privacy [DOCX]
Use this resource to: Adapt the policy to your CLC and help your team ensure they use and access systems and data in a way that protects the organisation, its staff and clients

Policy: Internet, social media and email usage [DOCX]

File Policy: Internet, social media and email usage [DOCX]
Use this resource to: Adapt the policy to your CLC and help your team make appropriate use of the internet, social media and email

Policy: Technology devices usage [DOCX]

File Policy: Technology devices usage [DOCX]
Use this resource to: Adapt the policy to your CLC and help your team make appropriate use of the devices available to them including computers, phones and tablets

Policy: Technology procurement [DOCX]

File Policy: Technology procurement [DOCX]
Use this resource to: Adapt the policy to your CLC and help your centre manage the procurement of software, systems, applications and hardware

Policy: User set up and exit [DOCX]

File Policy: User set up and exit [DOCX]
Use this resource to: Adapt the policy to your CLC and help manage staff and volunteer access to your CLC systems

List of resources: LegalTech - Useful sources for sector trends and insights [PDF]

PDF icon List of resources: LegalTech - Useful sources for sector trends and insights [PDF]
Use this resource to: Learn about LegalTech and its relevance to the CLC sector; find resources related to technology innovation for the legal sector. Direct links to websites and organisations referenced in this resource are located at the bottom of this webpage