Speakers et al.
We're keeping a Twitter list of speakers and attendees: LITCon2019. Let @SuffolkLITLab know if we missed you.KEYNOTE SPEAKER
- Erika Rickard (Civil Legal System Modernization, Pew Charitable Trusts)
SPEAKERS, PANELISTS, & INSTRUCTORS
- Sara Agate (JD Candidate, Chicago-Kent College of Law)
- Bob Ambrogi (LawSitesBlog & LexBlog)
- Drew Amerson (LexLab at UC Hastings Law School)
- Nicole Bradick (Theory and Principle)
- Felicity Conrad (Paladin)
- David Colarusso (LIT Lab, Suffolk University Law School)
- Alix Devendra (Devendra Design)
- Jessica Frank (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction)
- Dan Jackson (NuLawLab, Northeastern University School of Law)
- Scott Kelly (Community.Lawyer)
- Maureen Kenealy (Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.)
- Marc Lauritsen (Capstone Practice Systems)
- Darrell Malone, Jr. (The Tubman Project)
- Irene Mo (Aleada Consulting)
- Tobias Nteireho (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction)
- Thomas F. Officer (Community.Lawyer)
- Andrew M. Perlman (Suffolk University Law School)
- Nicole Pinard (Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.)
- Keith Porcaro (Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society)
- Martin Pritikin (Concord Law School)
- Jonathan Pyle (Philadelphia Legal Assistance)
- Julia Schutt (Legal Services Center - Veterans Legal Clinic, Harvard Law School)
- Nicole Siino (ABA Center for Innovation)
- Quinten Steenhuis (Greater Boston Legal Services)
- Chad Trainer (Proboknow & Lowboknow)
EMCEES, JUDGES, & ORGANIZERS
- Adrian Angus (Committee for Public Counsel Services)
- Anthony Benedetti (Chief Counsel, Committee for Public Counsel Services)
- Sarah Boonin (Clinical Programs, Suffolk University Law School)
- David Colarusso (LIT Lab, Suffolk University Law School)
- Darrell Malone, Jr. (The Tubman Project)
- Kim McLaurin (Clinical Programs, Suffolk University Law School)
- Cynthia Mousseau (New England Innocence Project)
- Dyane O'Leary (LIT Concentration, Suffolk University Law School)
- Gabriel Teninbaum (LIT Institute, Suffolk University Law School)
- William Bean (LIT Lab Member, Suffolk University Law School)
- Chantal Choi (LIT Lab Member, Suffolk University Law School)
- Bianca Crockett (LIT Fellow, Suffolk University Law School)
- Monaie Jackson (JD Candidate, NuLaw Lab, Northeastern Law School)
- Paul Knapp (LIT Lab Member, Suffolk University Law School)
- Michelle Missigman (LIT Fellow, Suffolk University Law School)
- Jessica Promes (LIT Fellow, Suffolk University Law School)
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.
Alphabetical List (Speakers, Organizers, et al.)
Sara Agate, JD Candidate May 2019, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Sara Agate has been embracing tech for several years in telehealth as a thought-leader on how urban communities face similar access to healthcare services issues as rural areas. She joins the legal tech space with a focus on bridging the gap between health, law, and tech. She is on the hunt for innovative solutions that eliminate access to justice and health disparities. In order to achieve this, she believes a human-centered, culturally tailored, and accessible technology can play a vital role in the areas of legal aid, probono, and the judicial system. Sara will graduate from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 2019. Sara’s interests include innovation, technology, medical-legal partnerships, legislative advocacy, and tea.
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.
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.
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Drew Amerson, Director LexLab at UC Hastings Law School
Drew is in charge of recruiting startups, cultivating partnerships with law firms and supporting law students in their placements. He is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia Law School. After law school, Drew completed a fellowship with the National Center on Poverty Law and worked as a business litigator with firms in Chicago and San Francisco. More recently, he founded a legal tech company that matched freelance attorneys with companies and law firms.
Anthony J. Benedetti, Chief Counsel for the Committee for Public Counsel Services
Anthony J. Benedetti is the Chief Counsel for the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), the Massachusetts agency responsible for providing legal services to the indigent. CPCS provides legal representation to 285,000 indigent clients annually in criminal, delinquency, children/family law, and mental health cases through 725 staff, including 425 staff lawyers and 2,800 assigned private lawyers. Since being selected as the head of the agency, he has overseen rapid growth in the size of the agency in response to a legislatively mandated adjustment in how the delivery of services to clients is provided. From 1998 to 2010, he was the CPCS General Counsel, representing the agency before the executive, legislative, and judicial branches on budget and legislative issues. Prior to this, he spent five years as a public defender trial lawyer in the CPCS Brockton office where he represented hundreds of clients in the District and Superior Courts. He began his career at CPCS as an Audit Specialist in their Audit & Oversight Unit while pursuing his law degree.
He is a member of the National Association for Public Defense, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, the American Council of Chief Defenders and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). He is a long time member of the Massachusetts Bar Association House of Delegates and the Executive Management Board and a member of the Boston Bar Association. He is a former member of the Massachusetts Criminal Systems History Board and the former Chair of the Massachusetts Firearm Law Review Board.
Anthony has been an adjunct professor in the Suffolk University Criminal Justice Sociology program since 2002, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Legal Issues, Criminal Justice Policy, Child Welfare and the Development of Delinquency, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and a Seminar on the Death Penalty.
Anthony was recognized in 2005 by the Suffolk Lawyers for Justice Board of Directors for his advocacy on behalf of legislation to ensure access to justice for all and in 2017 by NACDL with the Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award for his efforts advocating for progressive criminal justice reform in Massachusetts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alix Devendra, Legal Systems Designer, Devendra Design
Alix Devendra is a legal systems designer based in Portland, Oregon. She left a career in BigLaw to focus on designing alternative legal systems to support a more conscious, post-capitalist future. She has worked with numerous legal-tech startups including Wevorce, FairClaims and Legal Robot. She also speaks internationally on legal design and related topics and facilitates Open Space conferences. Alix graduated first in her class from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree in French from Pomona College.
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.
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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.
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.
Maureen Kenealy, Director, Digital Learning & Engagement, Wolter Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US
Bio coming soon.
Marc Lauritsen, President, Capstone Practice Systems
Marc Lauritsen, president of Capstone Practice Systems, is a Massachusetts lawyer and educator with an extensive background in practice, teaching, management, and research. He helps people work more effectively through knowledge systems. He has taught at five law schools, done pathbreaking work on document drafting and decision support systems, and run several software companies. Marc is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, past co-chair of the American Bar Association's eLawyering Task Force, and the author of The Lawyer's Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools.
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.
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.
Irene Mo, Associate, Aleada Consulting, Fmr. NextGen Fellow, ABA Center for Innovation
Irene Mo is an Associate at Aleada Consulting, where she advises clients on privacy, data protection, and information security issues.
Prior to joining Aleada, Irene was a legal technology consultant. In this role, she helped organizations with project management, lean-process improvement, content creation, and community building. Irene was also an inaugural NextGen Fellow at the American Bar Association Center for Innovation, where she focused on the privacy and data security risks faced by low-income and marginalized individuals. For her work at the Center, Irene was recognized by Legaltech News as one of the "18 Millennials Changing the Face of Legal Tech,” and by the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center as one of the "Women of Legal Tech."
Irene is a licensed attorney in Michigan and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).
Cynthia Mousseau, Staff Attorney, New England Innocence Project
Cynthia is a staff attorney for the New England Innocence Project. She graduated from University of Rochester in 2005 with a degree in Biology and University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2008. Following graduation, she clerked for two years with the justices of the New Hampshire Superior Court. Following her clerkship, she joined the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Lowell, Massachusetts before moving back to New Hampshire and becoming a New Hampshire Public Defender. She joined the New England Innocence Project in February 2019, becoming the first New Hampshire staff attorney. She is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
Nicole Pinard, Executive Director Market Development, Wolter Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US
Bio coming soon.
Keith Porcaro, Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard
Keith Porcaro is the co-founder of Digital Public, a digital governance firm. Digital Public helps communities, organizations, and governments manage and protect the digital assets that matter most to them. Keith's work focuses on how technology and law frame one another, and how to help people better understand both. Keith is an affiliate at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and Duke's Center on Law and Technology, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Keith has a JD from Duke University and is licensed to practice law in California.
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.
Julia Schutt, Project Manager, Veterans Legal Clinic, Legal Services Center, Harvard Law School
Julia Schutt joined the Veterans Legal Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School to oversee the development and rollout of an online tool to help veterans and dependents self-assess their eligibility for financial assistance. She also works for the Self-Represented Litigation Network. Previously Julia was at the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law & Justice where she led multiple projects focused on access to justice through a technology lens. She also served on the Access to Justice Commission’s Ecosystem Working Group. Julia has an MA in International Human Rights from the University of Denver and spent five years focused on human rights in Colombia. She is a Board Member of the Friends of the Egleston Square Library.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Alphabetical List (Student Presenters)
William Bean, LIT Lab Member, Suffolk University Law School
Will Bean is a third-year law student at Suffolk Law School and is focusing his studies on ways that technology can improve the legal profession in the future. Will currently works as Technology Project Coordinator at Volunteer Lawyers Project in Boston, MA. In this role, he assists the nonprofit in creating guided interviews to help individuals with various issues regarding the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement, and Social Security Administration.
Chantal Choi, LIT Lab Member, Suffolk University Law School
Chantal is a 3L at Suffolk University Law School with a concentration in Legal Innovation and Technology. Chantal is also the President of Suffolk’s Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and a Note Editor of Suffolk University Law Review. She would like to pursue a career in corporate law and with her studies at Suffolk, she hopes to help improve efficiency within law firms through process improvement and project management. Chantal is originally from Hong Kong and in her free time, she enjoys cooking.
Bianca Crockett, LIT Fellow, Suffolk University Law School
Bianca is a graduating 3L student of Suffolk University Law School. She currently serves as a student attorney for the Family Advocacy Clinic and is a Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Fellow. Bianca in addition to her work in the clinic has taken various legal technology courses at Suffolk to learn about coding and project design in a legal context. Through her coursework, she has had opportunities to apply what she has learned to develop projects focusing on serving pro se litigants and those who are unable to obtain an attorney. When she graduates, she hopes to use what she has learned in the employment law field.
Paul Knapp, LIT Lab Member, Suffolk University Law School
Paul is a current Juris Doctor Candidate at Suffolk University Law School, expecting graduation in May of 2020. In addition to pursuing a concentration in Business Law and Financial Services, Paul has served for the past year as Director of Appropriations for the Student Bar Association. He stepped into the legal tech world via Coding the Law, a class taught by Professor David Colarusso geared towards educating future lawyers on how to use technology to their benefit in practice. In that class, Paul created an A.I. guided interview that would complete a form for a Massachusetts Emergency Risk Protection Order. As a result of this class and project, Paul realized the importance of updating technology in the legal world, and has continued to pursue classes relating to doing so. Paul currently works in contract review and extraction for Integreon, Inc. He received a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Oklahoma State University in 2016.
Michelle Missigman, LIT Fellow, Suffolk University Law School
Michelle is in her third year at Suffolk University Law School and works there as a Legal Innovation Technology (LIT) Fellow for the Health Law Clinic. As a LIT Fellow, she provides consulting to the clinic with the aim of improving the clinic’s efficiency. In addition to her work as a LIT Fellow, she consults and represents clients on cases related to adult guardianship and alternatives to guardianship.
During her time at Law School, Michelle has worked as a Judicial Intern at the Essex Probate and Family Court and has worked as a Legal Intern for the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare at their Boston Regional Office. Prior to Law School, Michelle graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Communication major and a Business Administration minor.
Monaie Jackson, JD Candidate, NuLaw Lab, Northeastern Law School
Monaie Jackson is a third year law student at Northeastern University School of Law with an interest in Intellectual Property. She was one of eight students who participated in the lab seminar at the law school and worked to design a web-based tool that links probation officers with updated information on available beds within local treatment centers for their probationers. She currently serves as a co-op student at the NuLawLab and has varied in-house legal experience. Before pursuing her J.D., Monaie studied Political Science at Hampton University in her home state of Virginia.
Jessica Promes, LIT Fellow, Suffolk University Law School
Jessica is a soon to be graduate of Suffolk University Law School. She is currently a Student Attorney in the Juvenile Defenders Clinic and a Legal Innovations & Technology (LIT) Fellow for her clinic. As a LIT Fellow, Jessica helped develop a just-in-time training application for future clinic students to help them during their clinic experience. Jessica grew up in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She attended Northeastern University in Boston, where she received her bachelor’s in Business Administration. After law school Jessica hopes to practice immigration.