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docassemble.MAEvictionDefense

A guided interview for pro se eviction defense in Massachusetts, using the project name MADE, Massachusetts Defense for Eviction. Generates an Answer form, Request for Discovery, and accompanying forms and motions.

Changelog

  • 2018-08-12 Fixed bug with MRVP
  • 2018-08-09 Language fixes
  • 2018-08-07 Language fixes
  • 2019-08-02 Language fixes
  • 2019-07-12 Language fixes
  • 2019-06-26 Added 4 new languages: Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Chinese (Traditional) and Portuguese
  • 2019-06-04 Language translation prep
  • 2019-05-28 Added question IDs
  • 2019-05-01 Improved instructions for discovery requests
  • 2019-03-25 Cleaned up instructions, bugfixes
  • Bugfix - ls_email
  • Test
  • 2019-02-18 Bugfixes (transition to new MACourt object)
  • 2019-02-14 Bugfixes
  • 2019-02-14 Resolve bugs in Spanish language version (unicode errors)
  • 2019-02-12 Fix survey link
  • 2019-02-11 Layout improvements for initial screen; bugfixes
  • 2019-02-11 Migrate to object-based MACourts module with complete court list
  • 2019-02-01 Bugfixes
  • 2019-01-20 Language improvements from court
  • 2019-01-16 Bugfixes
  • 2019-01-11 Error with late answer date calculation
  • 2018-12-27 First version with complete Spanish language translation
  • 2018-12-26 Bug fixes. Added survey email
  • 2018-12-19 Bug fixes / language improvements suggested by court staff
  • 2018-12-16 urgent bug fix with illegal characters in download filename
  • 2018-12-15 Improved language, handle compel discovery form better if user is not going to return to online interview
  • 2018-12-13 Added clinic feature, slight language cleanup and require date_received_ntq if it is known
  • 2018-12-10 Fix bug w/ landlord's attorney's name
  • 2018-12-04 Many improvements to language and workflow suggested by attorney/advocate feedback. New interpreter notice
  • 2018-11-06 Added sharing menu link, support signing on phones
  • 2018-11-04 Remove Evacuation Day -- not observed by courts
  • 2018-11-03 Account for holidays. New cover sheet designed by Rina
  • 2018-11-01 Fixed regression: restored SMS messaging, bug on nonpayment of rent cure
  • 2018-10-29 Began groundwork for Spanish translation; bugfixes and major reorganization
  • 2018-10-24 Bugfix (additional fields required but hidden)
  • 2018-10-24 Bugfix (foreclosure field required). Groundwork for separate motion to compel
  • 2018-10-19 Worked on interview flow and hid more irrelevant questions
  • 2018-10-18 Added condo conversion defense. Enhanced discovery. Language and review screen cleanup
  • 2018-10-11 Added experimental support for reviewing and editing answers (~ 80% coverage)
  • 2018-10-04 / 2018-10-05 Bug fixes-security deposit, replace URLs so not blocked by SMS spam measures
  • 2018-08-18 Explain discovery to pro se users, review initial defenses, add detail to answer
  • 2018-08-17 Email reminders, compact attachments page and wording / help improvements
  • 2018-07-08 Bug fixes
  • 2018-07-01 Added videos created by MLRI

Contributors:

  1. Quinten Steenhuis, Esq. (Greater Boston Legal Services)
  2. Rina Padua (Greater Boston Legal Services and Harvard University Phillips Brooks House)
  3. Caroline Robinson (Massachusetts Law Reform Institute)
  4. Mariah Jennings-Rampsi, Esq. (Volunteer Lawyer's Project)
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