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The pandemic poses significant access-to-justice obstacles. A Cambridge technologist is developing solutions

A burst pipe in your apartment needs emergency work, and you want to ask a court to force the landlord to take action.

In the age of the coronavirus, like nearly every other segment of local life, the state’s court system now features additional pandemic-related obstacles to addressing such a problem.

Local legal technologist Quinten Steenhuis thinks your phone can help. Or, more specifically, apps that he is developing for your phone.

Steenhuis, who is a clinical fellow at Suffolk University’s Legal Innovation & Technology Lab, has launched a project aimed at making about 30 court forms dealing with housing and family law issues available to the public online through a series of apps in a few weeks time… Read more from the Boston Globe.