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Public Interest legal aid markup

From: Margaret Hagan <mdhagan@stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 11:01:53 -0700
To: public-schemaorg@w3.org
Message-ID: <etPan.5e7a4b11.2d8f9516.e54@stanford.edu>
Hi!

I’m working with various legal aid groups and other ‘public interest/non-profit’ legal groups on marking up their online resources.

I am running into a few limitations/areas for help.` If you have any thoughts, edits, reactions — I’d really appreciate it!  Best, Margaret


1) Organization Type: Should we be tagging a non-profit legal information/services as an ‘NGO’ or as a ‘Legal Service’? The ideal is that we are communicating to the public that the sites are:
- public interest and free
- offering info + services related to legal problems

Ideally there would be another category like ‘Non-profit Legal Service’ or ‘Legal Aid’

2) Issue Expertise: What’s the best way to label the areas of law that a legal aid or free legal info site might help a person with? For example, to let people know they have help with domestic violence; child custody; landlord-tenant problems; migrant worker problems, etc? 

Right now, we are using ‘knowsAbout’ and then linking to a URL with a taxonomy entry for that legal problem. 

Has anyone used any other strategy for this?


3) Jurisdiction Coverage: Ideally we could label the organization and services very precisely with what cities, counties, or states their info/services apply to. For example, some of the housing law pages are only for certain cities, while some family/child custody are only for people in a certain state. 

We are currently using Administrative Area and listing these different city/county/state units as text entries — but ideally we could be more precise than text. Has anyone used other strategies for communicating the jurisdictions that particular rules or services apply to?

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For more detail, here are some of the sample drafts of markup that our groups are working on.

{
  "@context": "http://www.schema.org",
  "@type": "LegalService",
  "name": "Idaho Legal Aid Services",
  "url": "https://www.idaholegalaid.org/",
  "description": "Idaho Legal Aid Services is a nonprofit statewide law firm dedicated to providing equal access to justice for low income people through quality advocacy and education.",
  "logo": "https://www.idaholegalaid.org/sites/idaholegalaid.org/files/ilas-logo-100.png",
  "address": {
    "@type": "PostalAddress",
    "streetAddress": "1447 S. Tyrell Lane",
    "addressLocality": "Boise",
    "addressRegion": "ID",
    "postalCode": 83706
  },
  "areaServed": [
    {
      "@type": "AdministrativeArea",
      "name": "Idaho"
    }
  ],
  "telephone": "208-746-7541",
  "openingHours": [
    "Mo 08:30-17:00",
    "Tu 08:30-17:00",
    "We 08:30-17:00",
    "Th 08:30-17:00",
    "Fr 08:30-17:00"
  ],
    "isAccessibleForFree": true,
  "knowsAbout": [
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/HO-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/FA-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/IM-13-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/BE-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/MO-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/NA-00-00-00-00",
    “https://taxonomy.legal/term/BE-07-00-00-00”,
    “https://taxonomy.legal/term/FA-15-00-00-00”
  ],
}


{
  "@context": "http://www.schema.org",
  "@type": "LegalService",
  "name": "Legal Services of North Florida",
  "url": "https://www.lsnf.org/",
  "description": "LSNF is a not-for-profit legal services organization serving only low-income individuals and families in sixteen counties across Florida’s central and western panhandle. LSNF’s priority areas are cases involving Family Law, Housing, Public Benefits, Employment, Education, and Health Care issues. It does not help with traffic tickets, car injuries, or defending criminal actions.",
  "logo": "https://www.lsnf.org/wp-content/themes/LSNFtheme/assets/images/Logo.png",
  "alternateName": "LSNF",
  "telephone": "(850) 385-9007",
  "address": [
    {
      "@type": "PostalAddress",
      "streetAddress": "2119 Delta Boulevard",
      "addressLocality": "Tallahassee",
      "addressRegion": "FL",
      "postalCode": “32303”
    },
]

"areaServed": [
    {
      "@type": "AdministrativeArea",
      "name": "[“Bay County, FL”, “Calhoun County, FL”, “Escambia County, FL”, “Franklin County, FL”, “Gadsden County, FL”, “Gulf County, FL”, “Holmes County, FL”, “Jackson County, FL”, “Jefferson County, FL”, “Leon County, FL”, “Liberty County, FL”, “Okaloosa County, FL”, “Santa Rosa County, FL”, “Wakulla County, FL”, “Walton County, FL”, “Washington County, FL”]"
    }
  ],

    "isAccessibleForFree": true,

  "openingHours": [
    "Mo 09:00-17:00",
    "Tu 09:00-17:00",
    "We 09:00-17:00",
    "Th 09:00-17:00",
    "Fr 09:00-17:00"
  ],

  "contactPoint": [
   { "@type": "ContactPoint",
    "url": "https://floi.legalserver.org/modules/matter/extern_intake.php?pid=38&h=757e8c",
    "contactType": "Online Intake",
    "areaServed": "Florida"
  },
]


  "availableLanguage": [
    {
      "@type": "Language",
      "name": "English",
      "alternateName": "English"
    }
  ]

"serviceLocation": [
{
    “@type”: “LegalService”
    “name” : “Legal Services of North Florida: Pensacola office”,
    “telephone” : “(850) 432-8222”
      “address”: {
 	"streetAddress": "118 South Baylen Street",
      	"addressLocality": "Pensacola",
      	"addressRegion": "FL",
      	"postalCode": 32502
	}
    },
  {
    “@type”: “LegalService”
    “name” : “Legal Services of North Florida: Quincy Office”,
    “telephone” : “(850) 875-9881”
      “address”: {
 	"streetAddress": "121 North Jackson Street",
      	"addressLocality": "Quincy",
      	"addressRegion": "FL",
      	"postalCode": 32303
	}
    },

{
    “@type”: “LegalService”
    “name” : “Legal Services of North Florida: Ft. Walton Beach”,
    “telephone” : “(850) 862-3279”
      “address”: {
 	 "streetAddress": "133 Staff Drive, NE",
      	"addressLocality": "Ft. Walton Beach",
      	"addressRegion": "FL",
      	"postalCode": 32548
	}
    },
{
    “@type”: “LegalService”
    “name” : “Legal Services of North Florida: Panama City office”,
    “telephone” : “(850) 769-3581”
      “address”: {
 	"@type": "PostalAddress",
      	"streetAddress": "211 East 11th Street",
    	"addressLocality": "Panama City",
      	"addressRegion": "FL",
      	"postalCode": 32401
	}
    },
{
    “@type”: “LegalService”
    “name” : “Legal Services of North Florida: Tallahassee office”,
    “telephone” : “(850) 385-9007”
      “address”: {
 	"@type": "PostalAddress",
      	"streetAddress": "2119 Delta Blvd.,
    	"addressLocality": "Tallahassee",
      	"addressRegion": "FL",
      	"postalCode": 32303”
	}
    }
]

}


{
  "@context": "http://www.schema.org",
  "@type": "LegalService",
  "name": "Law Help NY",
  "url": "https://www.lawhelpny.org/",
"description": "Access to legal information and free legal help for New Yokers in need of legal assistance.",
  "image": "https://www.lawhelpny.org/files/B23B29BF-0DED-F7B9-2149-1DB14E1A7DE5/images/LHNY%203_20.png",
  "logo": "https://www.lawhelpny.org/files/B23B29BF-0DED-F7B9-2149-1DB14E1A7DE5/images/LHNY%203_20.png",
  "isAccessibleForFree": true,
"areaServed": [
    {
      "@type": "AdministrativeArea",
      "name": "New York"
    }
  ],
  "knowsAbout": [
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/DI-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/FA-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/CO-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/HE-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/BE-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/HO-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/WO-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/MO-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/ES-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/GO-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/VE-00-00-00-00",
    "https://taxonomy.legal/term/RI-00-00-00-00"
  ],
  "description": "Legal information for New Yorkers who cannot afford an attorney.",
  "availableLanguage": {
    "@type": "Language",
    "name": [
      "English",
      "Spanish",
      "French",
      "Korean",
      "Russian",
      "Polish",
      "Vietnamese",
      "Haitian; Haitian Creole",
      "Arabic",
      "Italian",
      "Tagalog"
    ]
  },
  "email": "info@nylawhelp.org"
}
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