Episode 32 - Legal Technology and Access to Justice

What role could technology play in Access to Justice?

This week we are joined by Miguel Willis and Simon Boehme to explore the relationship between Access to Justice and Legal Technology. How are Social Justice and Access to Justice related? What steps can we take to ensure that we build inclusive technology? 

 The blog post we keep referring to was written by Miguel in March 2018 and is one of the catalysts for having this conversation:

The "Technology to Improve Access to Justice" Fallacy by Miguel Willis  Read Part 1 and Part 2

ATJ Tech Fellows

Legal Win

Beyond Access to Justice: Challenging the Neoliberal Roots of Hyper-Gentrification  

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Want even more info about tech and the future of dispute resolution. We chatted with Jonathan Askin back on Episode 23 - Legal Hackers

What excites you in the Access to Justice and Technology space? Tell us about it @overconflict Talk Soon!

Miguel Willis

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Miguel Willis is the founder and Director of the Access to Justice Technology Fellows Program. The tech fellows program equips tomorrow's lawyers with interdisciplinary skills training and hand-on experience developing  technologies and innovative solution aimed to improve the civil justice system. Miguel is the inaugural LSAC Presidential Innovation Fellow where he advises LSAC on diversity and other strategic initiatives. Miguel also currently serves as the Legal Technology Coordinator for Alaska Courts System’s Justice For All Project.

Miguel obtained his BA' in Political Science from Howard University 12' and his JD' from Seattle University School of Law 17'. While in law school, Miguel organized several legal hackathon events, collaborated on a number of justice technology projects and frequently presented on topics at the intersections of justice, technology and data. 

Find him online @MiguelElCapiTon

Simon Boehme

Simon Boehme is the Co-Founder and CEO at LegalWin. LegalWin generates demand letters and small claims lawsuits instantly. He is also a mediator with Conflict Intervention Service in San Francisco, where he developed a landlord-tenant online dispute resolution platform. Simon is a member of the U.S. Department of Education's National Advisory Committee for Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). He lives in San Francisco, California. 

Simon recently wrote about these topics on Medium The Future of Access to Justice? Look to Dispuite Tech

Find him online @SimonBoehme

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