Meet 10 women making an impact in legal technology
The ABA Legal Technology Research Center recently released its annual Women of Legal Tech list, honoring women who are making an impact in the field of legal technology. Two of the nominees, Sarah Glassmeyer and Maura Grossman, also were featured in the ABA Journal’s 2016 class of Legal Rebels.
The 2017 Women in Legal Tech, as reported by Law Technology Today, are:
• Sarah Glassmeyer, project specialist manager at the new ABA Center for Innovation. Glassmeyer is a lawyer and law librarian who formerly worked at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab.
• Monica Goyal, an adjunct professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. Goyal was named one of the Journal’s 10 Women to Watch in Legal Tech in 2014 because of her work on My Legal Briefcase, an online legal document service.
• Maura Grossman, a research professor at the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Grossman, who was a clinical psychologist before she became an attorney, has done groundbreaking e-discovery work in the field of technology-assisted review.
• Sun Kim, special counsel in charge of technology initiatives in the New York State Courts’ Access to Justice Program. She is responsible for the state courts’ CourtHelp portal, in which pro se litigants can find do-it-yourself forms that allow them to create petitions and affidavits.
• Brooke Moore, the owner of Arkansas Virtual Lawyer and MyVirtual.Lawyer. Moore, an attorney in Little Rock, Arkansas, operates her firm virtually. She also has been part of the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission’s task force on limited scope representation, looking to use technology to increase access to justice.
• Antonia Roybal-Mack, a New Mexico attorney and developer of DivorceNM.com. Her software programs and apps allow New Mexico residents to complete family law paperwork and worksheets for divorces, custody suits and alimony cases.
• Janine Sickmeyer, the founder of NextChapter, a cloud-based bankruptcy software company for attorneys. She also is writing a book about career advancement for working mothers.
• Kristen Sonday, co-founder of Paladin, a platform that links lawyers to pro bono work that fits their qualifications and interests. Paladin, which launched in January, has about 1,500 subscribers, according to Law Technology Today.
• Ariana Tadler, a partner at Milberg and one of the founders of Meta-e Discovery, a consulting firm that provides e-discovery management for law firms.
• Rochelle Washington, a senior staff attorney at the District of Columbia Bar. She launched the first all-day D.C. Bar legal tech event, “Practice 360° - A Day for Lawyers and Law Firms.” In her work, she helps guide local attorneys in the use of legal technology in their practices.
This is the third year that the Legal Technology Research Center, which is part of the ABA Law Practice Division, has chosen a list of women in legal tech to single out. The 2017 class was selected by the LTRC board, chaired by Dennis Kennedy. This class of 10 joins 48 other accomplished honorees. The full list of women who’ve been named to LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech is available here.