The SCALES Open Justice Research Workshop

Thursday, June 15, 2023
10 am to 4 pm (CT)

Registration deadline: Thursday, May 25, 2023


All times in CT


10:00 – 10:30   Continental Breakfast


10:30 – 11:15   Welcome Remarks

11:15 – 11:45   Presentations

11:45 – 12:45   Lunch


12:45 – 1:30    Ideation Session

1:30 – 2:00     Project Selection Session

2:00 – 2:15      Break

2:15 – 3:00       Project Development Session 

3:00 – 3:30       Project Synthesis Session

3:30 – 3:45       Closing Remarks   


About the Event

The SCALES Open Justice Research Workshop is a virtual workshop for scholars across the United States in Law, Computer Science, Data Science, Journalism and Social Sciences. The SCALES OKN, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator award, aims to serve the people who research, report on, and regularly use court records.

Our goal is to bring transparency to the systems and processes of the U.S. courts, ensuring that they are fair, efficient, and accurate.

Our workshop will feature presentations from past attendees, plenary sessions between the two locations via zoom, and in-person breakout ideation sessions. You will also be given access to the alpha-version SCALES OKN web app, which contains over half a million federal case dockets, in advance of the workshop, in order to gain familiarity and work directly with federal litigation data.

Please see below for links to useful workshop info.