Who We Are

Internetbar.org Institute (IBO) was founded to be a bar organization for the Internet. Traditionally, bar associations connect, educate and define professional standards for those who are members (lawyers). Because the Internet is global and involves a multi-faceted set of participants, all contributing to the normative behavior of online interaction, IBO includes anyone – activist, lawyer, technologist, advocate, student, entrepreneur – who wants to be a part of making the Justice Layer become a reality through education, prevention, access to tools, and empowerment of the individual in the justice system through arts and culture.

As a bar organization for all committed to access to justice work on both the grassroots and policy levels, IBO relies on membership dues, sponsors and donors to help us develop, implement and scale our projects. IBO members are an integral part of our ongoing work, not only financially but as active partners in our initiatives.

If we want to do more than witness the process unfold, we must consciously and actively build the justice layer of the Internet. ~ Jeffrey Aresty, IBO President

OUR VISION :

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Justice for all through leveraging technology and global community collaboration.

THEORY OF CHANGE :

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The Justice Layer will become reality through education, prevention, access to tools, and empowerment of the individual in the justice system through arts and culture.

OUR MISSION :

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To build the Justice Layer of the Internet as a community of equals.

INITIATIVES

Tech For Justice®is an initiative to accelerate the development of technology applications and processes that improve access to justice in human rights, legal aid, and the environment. We aim to support those who need critical help more efficiently, and change processes that no longer serve the people. Technology provides communities with the ability to gather around targeted problems.

PeaceTones® recognizes that musicians play a powerful role in local community building, which in turn contributes to global peacemaking. We enable musicians to develop and disseminate their art by bringing crucial legal, technology, and business skills to historically unheard musicians, empowering them as leaders and shapers of positive social change.

Launched in the Summer of 2013, the Center for Innovative Justice and Technology’s mission is to improve global access to justice by providing a platform for people to access technology news, take cutting-edge courses on online dispute resolution, and participate in creating innovative solutions to growing justice issues. The Center connects members with a network of organizations and websites that use technology to promote justice in the legal and dispute resolution fields.