Speakers et al.
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SPEAKERS, PANELISTS, & INSTRUCTORS
EMCEES & ORGANIZERS
Alphabetical List (Speakers, Organizers, et al.)
Bob Ambrogi, Publisher, LawSitesBlog.com; Editor-in-Chief, LexBlog
Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division. At LexBlog, he oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network.
LawSites Blog |
Nicole Bradick, Founder and CEO of Theory and Principle
Nicole Bradick is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Theory and Principle, a legal technology product design and development firm. Nicole and her team work with clients to create custom web and mobile applications exclusively related to law and justice.
Prior to founding Theory and Principle, Nicole led the product team that built a number of groundbreaking web applications in the legal industry, including Hate Crime Help, Veterans Legal Checkup, ABA Blueprint, and LawHub.
Nicole has been published or quoted in several national publications, including the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the ABA Journal, Venture Beat, and more. She has spoken at countless global legal and technology events, including South by Southwest, Reinvent Law, and ABA TECHSHOW. For her work in this area, Nicole was named a 2012 ABA Journal “Legal Rebel” and was named to the Fastcase 50 list of global legal innovators in 2014.
Theory and Principle Website |
Sarah Boonin, Associate Director of Clinical Programs and Clinical Professor of Law
Sarah Boonin teaches in the areas of mental health and disability law, women's reproductive health, and legal ethics. She designed and teaches Suffolk's first Health Law Clinic. The Clinic provides students with an opportunity to hone their legal skills under close supervision through live client practice in the areas of guardianship, Social Security disability practice, and healthcare benefits. Professor Boonin and her clinical students specialize in serving clients with complex mental health needs. Professor Boonin serves as the Associate Director of Clinical Programs. She is a member of the Access to Administrative Justice Sub-Committee, which advises the Supreme Judicial Court's Access to Justice Commission.
LinkedIn | University Listing
Felicity Conrad, Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin
Felicity is the Co-founder and CEO of Paladin, which helps legal teams streamline their pro bono programs with a mission to increase access to justice. Before founding Paladin, Felicity was a litigator in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. An alumnus of NYU Law, McGill University and Sciences Po Paris, she previously worked at the United Nations on International Criminal Court issues, and has worked in international law around the world. Felicity was named a 2017 ABA Legal Rebel and FastCase 50 legal innovation honoree.
Paladin Website |
David Colarusso, Director of the Legal Innovation and Technology Lab, Clinical Fellow
David Colarusso is the Director of Suffolk University Law School's Legal Innovation and Technology Lab. An attorney and educator by training, he has worked as a public defender, data scientist, software engineer, and high school physics teacher. He is the author of a programming language for lawyers, QnA Markup, an award winning legal hacker, ABA Legal Rebel, and Fastcase 50 honoree. In 2017 he was named one of the ABA's top legal tweeters.
Personal Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | University Listing
Jessica Frank, A2J Author Project Manager for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
Jessica Frank is the A2J Author Project Manager for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). She oversees the development team for A2J Author and provides community outreach, technical support, and training resources to the automated document development community. Jessica joined the A2J Author team in 2012. She has a BA in History and Political Science from Marquette University and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
A2J Author website |
A2J Twitter |
Personal Twitter |
Dan Jackson, Executive Director of the NuLawLab at Northeastern University School of Law
Dan Jackson directs the NuLawLab at Northeastern University School of Law, an interdisciplinary innovation laboratory working to merge creative arts and law to create new models of legal empowerment. Dan is a 1997 graduate of Northeastern Law and a 1990 graduate of Northwestern University. Following a postgraduate clerkship with The Hon. Hugh H. Bownes at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Dan worked for 13 years with the law firm of Bingham McCutchen, ultimately serving as the firm’s director of attorney development after practicing in the employment law group. Prior to law school, Dan worked as a designer for theater. He continues to do so, most recently with the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival and The Provincetown Theater.
Darrell Malone Jr., Director of the Tubman Project
Darrell Malone is a cutting edge technologist, software engineer,and changemaker. Co-founder of crypto-currency distributor CoinValut ATM and legal tech innovator. Darrell has always found himself breaking new ground. Darrell moved to Austin, TX in 2007 as an unknown with nothing to his name. In a few short years, he had become a prominent figure in the startup community by assisting in the development of multiple new software companies. Darrell is a blockchain software engineer who has worked primarily with financial technology. He is currently a lead developer of Factom and the Executive Director of the Tubman Project.
Tubman Project Website |
Kim McLaurin, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, Director of Clinical Programs and Clinical Professor of Law
Kim M. McLaurin received her undergraduate degree from Hampton University and she is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School. Following law school graduation, Professor McLaurin accepted a position at the Legal Aid Society of New York City and was employed in various legal positions within the Legal Aid Society until June 2008. Professor McLaurin most recently served as the Attorney in Charge of the Juvenile Rights Division within the Queens Office of the Legal Aid Society. In this position, Professor McLaurin was responsible for the operation of an interdisciplinary trial office of approximately forty staff members. Professor McLaurin was directly responsible for the office’s representation of children involved in Family Court matters, including juvenile delinquency and child protective cases.
Andrew M. Perlman, Dean, Suffolk University Law School
Dean Andrew Perlman is a nationally recognized voice on the future of legal education and law practice. Dean Perlman was the chief reporter of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Ethics 20/20, which was responsible for updating the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct to reflect changes in technology and increased globalization. He also served as the vice chair of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, which produced projects and recommendations designed to improve how legal services are delivered and accessed. Most recently, he was appointed by the president of the American Bar Association to serve as the chair of the governing council of the ABA’s new Center for Innovation.
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Jonathan Pyle, Contract Performance Officer, Philadelphia Legal Assistance
Jonathan Pyle (github.com/jhpyle) is the Contract Performance Officer at Philadelphia Legal Assistance, where he is responsible for regulatory compliance and implementing new uses of technology to analyze, streamline, and expand service delivery. Before joining PLA, he practiced law in the areas of class action defense and government investigations, and served as vice-president of a management consulting company. In his spare time he develops free, open-source software for legal applications.
Docassemble Website |
Nicole Siino, NextGen Fellow at the ABA Center for Innovation
Nicole is an American Bar Association NextGen Fellow and recent graduate of Suffolk University Law School. During her time in law school, Nicole was part of the Women’s Law Association and a Content Editor on the Journal of High Technology Law. She was also a Student Attorney in the Juvenile Defender Clinic during her last year of law school. In addition to representing juveniles in their delinquency matters, she was also the Legal Innovation & Technology Fellow in her clinic. As a law student, Nicole created a website app that contains a comprehensive list of youth programs & resources in and around the Boston area which allows users to filter through to find the perfect program. It was through this fellowship that Nicole discovered she wanted to be part of the legal tech field. As a NextGen Fellow, she is now expanding her app to include adult criminal justice resources throughout all of Massachusetts.
Nicole grew up in Albany, New York. She attended Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, where she received a bachelor’s degree in History. A film buff and travel enthusiast, she likes spending her free time binging the latest movies & TV shows and traveling around the world. Nicole is extremely excited to be working with the American Bar Association and Suffolk Law's Legal Innovation & Technology Lab to help bridge the access to justice gap. You can find her on Twitter at @NicoleSiino.
Jules Rochielle Sievert, Creative Director of the NuLawLab, Northeastern University School of Law
Jules Rochielle Sievert is currently a Creative Placemaking Policy Fellow at Arizona State University through the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. She is also the Creative Director at NuLawLab at Northeastern University School of Law. Her most recent artist residencies have been with Center for Artistic Activism at Art Action Academy at the Queens Museum, with the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs and Department of Cultural Affairs in New York, Women With Wings Artists Residency in Boulder, Colorado, and with California State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana. Her scholarship has been published in the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, and in Engaging Publics/Public Engagements published by Auckland Art Gallery & Auckland University of Technology in 2015. She has earned awards for her teamwork and collaboration with Nulawlab from the Kresge Foundation, 3 Tier 1 Awards from Northeastern University, two awards from the Legal Services Corporation Technology Innovation Grant Program and a Hiil Innovative Idea Award from Innovating Justice at the Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law. Her work has been mentioned in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and, The Los Angeles Times.
Personal Website |
Quinten Steenhuis, Senior Housing Attorney and Network Administrator at Greater Boston Legal Services
Quinten Steenhuis is a senior housing attorney, systems administrator, and developer at Greater Boston Legal Services, where he has worked since 2008. Quinten has practiced housing and eviction defense law since 2008, and has been a professional programmer and web application developer since 2001. He speaks at area law schools and blogs frequently on the topic of legal technology. In addition to systems administration and individual representation of low income tenants, he currently works on projects addressing social justice and access to justice with technology focusing on the topic of housing and evictions. Quinten is an active member of his local community, serving as an appointed member of the City of Cambridge's Recycling Advisory Committee, serving on the Access to Justice Commission's working group on housing through the Justice for All initiative, founding a neighborhood political action group, and serving as the long-time president of a Scrabble club in Somerville, MA. He received his B.Sc. in Logic and Computation with an additional B.Sc. in Political Science from Carnegie Mellon University and J.D. from Cornell Law School.
Personal Website |
Gabriel Teninbaum, Director of the Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology & Professor of Legal Writing
Gabe Teninbaum is a professor and legal technologist at Suffolk University Law School. He serves as Director of the Institute on Legal Innovation & Technology (“LIT”), the LIT Concentration (akin to an undergraduate major), and the LIT Certificate (an online program for legal professionals). During his time at Suffolk Law, he has taught more than 10 different courses (including classes held in Hungary, Sweden, and at MIT) and published more than 30 law review pieces and other articles. In addition to his work at Suffolk Law, Prof. Teninbaum has also - simultaneously - held appointments as a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, as a Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Lab, and as a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project.
He is the founder of an educational technology startup, SpacedRepetition.com
, which was named one of the Top 20 Legal IT Innovations in the world by ALM/Legal Week Intelligence; is a former trial attorney at Sugarman in Boston; and, before law school, protected dozens of dignitaries – including two sitting U.S. presidents—while serving as an Operations Support Technician in the U.S. Secret Service.
He has been named to the FastCase 50, which "honors the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders,” and called “perhaps the most tech-savvy law professor in the country” by the ABA Journal, which named him to the Web100 (the top 100 legal professionals to follow on social media).
Twitter | LinkedIn | University Listing
Alphabetical List (Student Presenters)