Speakers et al.

Additional names coming soon! Also, we're keeping a Twitter list of speakers and attendees: LITCon2019. Let @SuffolkLITLab know if we missed you.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
SPEAKERS, PANELISTS, & INSTRUCTORS
EMCEES, JUDGES, & ORGANIZERS
STUDENT PRESENTERS

KEYNOTE: Erika Rickard, Senior Officer, Civil Legal System Modernization Project at Pew Charitable Trusts

Erika Rickard leads Pew’s work to modernize the nation’s civil legal system, a project to pilot and evaluate the most promising technologies and tools to assist people without access to a lawyer. These include online dispute resolution, which brings the entire court process online, so people can resolve their cases without going to a courthouse; and legal information and assistance portals, which use interactive technology to identify legal problems and direct users to information and resources tailored to their needs.

Before joining Pew, Rickard directed field research at Harvard Law School’s Access to Justice Lab, which conducts rigorous studies on access to justice and court administration. She is also a commissioner on the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission. Rickard was the first Access to Justice coordinator for Massachusetts, where she developed and implemented new policies and programs in the areas of language access, technology, and resources for people navigating the court system without a lawyer. Rickard holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Mills College and a juris doctor from Harvard Law School.

Pew Profile | LinkedIn | Twitter

 Alphabetical List (Speakers, Organizers, et al.)

Adrian Angus, Staff Attorney, Committee for Public Counsel Services

Adrian Angus is a public defender in the Worcester Superior Court Office of the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services representing clients in the Superior and District Courts. He received his J.D. from Boston University and a B.A. (Honors) from McGill University. Prior to working for CPCS, he clerked for the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia. He was selected in 2016 to be a Massachusetts Bar Association Leadership Fellow. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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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 | LexBlog | Twitter | LinkedIn

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 | Medium | Twitter | LinkedIn

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 | Twitter | LinkedIn

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

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 | LinkedIn

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.

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Scott Kelly, President and Co-founder of Community.lawyer

Scott Kelly is president and cofounder of Community.lawyer and a member of the Legal Services Corporation's Emerging Leaders Council. Founded out of the Blue Ridge Labs social impact incubator, Community.lawyer is a public benefit company that provides two core services: a no-code toolkit for building legal apps and a platform that powers lawyer referral networks. Previously, Scott served as an attorney and policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and a legal intern at the Legal Aid Society and Human Rights Institute.

Community.Lawyer Website | LinkedIn

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 | Twitter | LinkedIn

Tobias Nteireho, Backend Developer for Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

Tobias Nteireho is the Backend Developer for CALI. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. Tobias has been working on A2J since November 2017. He is currently developing software including A2J.org, maintaining and deploying servers, and providing support to A2JAuthor Authors and A2Jviewer.

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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.

LinkedIn | University Listing

Thomas F. Officer, Design Lead and Co-founder of Community.lawyer

Thomas F. Officer is design lead and cofounder of Community.lawyer. Prior to Community.lawyer, Thomas was a user experience designer at FoundationLab, a Boston-based development agency specializing in legal technology. He has a LLB from the University of Edinburgh School of Law and an LLM from Vermont Law School.

Community.Lawyer Website | Twitter | GitHub | LinkedIn

Dyane O'Leary, Co-Director of the Legal Innovation and Technology Concentration

Dyane O'Leary graduated from Villanova University summa cum laude and earned a J.D. summa cum laude from Suffolk University Law School, where she was Associate Production Editor of Law Review. Upon graduating from law school, Professor O Leary spent approximately five years as an attorney at WilmerHale, LLP in Boston, where she practiced complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. Additionally, she clerked for the Hon. William E. Smith of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Prior to joining the Suffolk legal writing faculty, Professor O Leary was an Assistant Professor of Academic Support at Suffolk for three years. She also taught Legal Research and Writing at New England Law Boston and was an Adjunct Professor in the Legal Skills in Social Context program at Northeastern University School of Law.

Twitter | LinkedIn | University Listing

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. More from University profile »

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Martin Pritikin, Dean and Vice President Concord Law School at Purdue University Global

Martin Pritikin is the Dean and Vice President Concord Law School at Purdue University Global, the nation’s first fully online law school. He is responsible for providing academic leadership for the school’s programs, faculty, and students while advancing its mission to provide an affordable and accessible education for aspiring attorneys and others seeking to learn the law.

Since joining Concord in 2016, Dean Pritikin has overseen a revision of Concord’s entire required curriculum; established the first online law school incubator program collaboration; led the school in earning the ABA Brown Select Award for Legal Access and the Wolters Kluwer Leading Edge Prize for Innovation in Legal Education; developed the Distinguished Speaker Webinar Series, which features renowned scholars and practitioners; and forged relationships with national institutions, including the Consortium for Access to Justice.

Before joining Concord, Dean Pritikin spent 12 years as a professor and senior administrator at a brick-and-mortar ABA law school. Prior to entering academia, Pritikin was a litigator at Quinn Emanuel. He has committed his academic career to integrating theory with practice and using technology to promote innovation in legal education.

LinkedIn | University Listing

Jonathan Pyle, Contract Performance Officer, Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Jonathan Pyle is the Contract Performance Officer at Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA), where he is responsible for LSC compliance, reporting, 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 and maintains Docassemble, a free, open-source expert system platform for creating on-line guided interviews and document assembly applications.

Docassemble Website | GitHub | Twitter | LinkedIn

Vikram Savkar, VP and General Manager of International and Higher Education Markets at Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.

Vikram Savkar is Vice President and General Manager of International and Higher Education Markets at Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. He is responsible for managing operations of the market leading publisher of textbooks and other learning solutions for law schools in the United States and abroad, as well as the leading global provider of expert solutions in cross-border legal practice areas including intellectual property, cross-border tax, international arbitration, and competition law.

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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.

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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 | Twitter | LinkedIn

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 | Twitter | GitHub | LinkedIn

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

Chad Trainer, Co-Founder and CEO of Proboknow and Lowboknow

Chad Trainer is a co-founder and the CEO of Proboknow and Lowboknow - two startups that are bridging the access to justice gap through the use of technology. He is a former Marine, licensed attorney (in CA and NY), and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Chad has a diverse background in marketing, business development, sales, and management, and has prior tech startup experience. Outside of work, Chad spends his time training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, practicing zen meditation, studying foreign languages, and producing music.

Personal Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | University Listing

 Alphabetical List (Student Presenters)

TBD