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Friday, December 8 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Collaboration in Technology Projects

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Legal services organizations around the country are engaging with digital technologies in new and exciting ways. From developing hands-on training programs for staff less comfortable with digital tools to conducting robust data analysis using public and proprietary data to classifying court documents with cutting-edge machine learning algorithms, our field’s use of technology is racing ahead. The great success of these efforts is multiplied when these ideas are shared, iterated upon, and improved by motivated lawyers and coders throughout the country. This workshop will use a series of “Lightning Talks” to encourage greater cross-pollination of technology ideas, resources, and projects. Presenters will offer brief explanations or demonstrations of projects and then lead an open discussion among attendees to build on the contributions of others.


Rachel Blake

Associate Director, Regional Housing Legal Services
Rachel Blake is the associate director at Regional Housing Legal Services (RHLS). Rachel’s work is currently focused on issues at the intersection of housing and health. Her career has spanned several states and has taken multiple forms, but it has always focused on issues related... Read More →

Cynthia Conti-Cook

Staff Attorney, Special Litigation Unit, Legal Aid Society
Cynthia Conti-Cook is a staff attorney in the Special Litigation Unit of The Legal Aid Society in NYC, where she supervises the Cop Accountability Database, leads impact litigation and law reform projects on policing, data collection, risk assessment instruments, and the criminal... Read More →

Michael Gilbert Hollander

Supervising Attorney, Community Legal Serv of Phila
Michael Hollander is a supervising attorney in the Employment Unit at Community Legal Services. His work focuses on the barrier to employment posed by criminal records as well as wage theft, especially for immigrant workers, through a combination of direct representation, community... Read More →
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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... Read More →

Caroline Nobo Sarnoff

Assistant Director of Data Outreach, Measures for Justice
Caroline Nobo Sarnoff is the assistant director of data outreach at Measures for Justice. Before joining MFJ, she was a senior analyst at Abt Associates, Inc., working with clients such as the Executive Office of the White House, the National Institute of Justice, the NYPD, and the... Read More →
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Joseph Schieffer

Project Manager, Florida Justice Technology Center
Joseph is a management consultant and certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He is an innovator in leading information technology projects, and has attained the Certified Scrummaster designation. He holds a M.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida... Read More →
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Matthew Stubenberg

IT Director/Staff Attorney, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Inc.
Matthew Stubenberg graduated cum laude from Maryland Law School in 2013. He is the current IT director and staff attorney for the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS). He has created a number of successful legal apps including MDExpungement.com, an automated expungement website... Read More →

Nate Vogel

Director of Law and Technology, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Nate Vogel is Director of Law and Technology at Community Legal Services (CLS) in Philadelphia. His work focuses on integrating data and technology into CLS’ legal and policy advocacy. Before joining CLS, Nate served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Gerald Austin McHugh of... Read More →
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Rebecca Widom

Chief Data Scientist, The Bronx Defenders
As Chief Data Scientist, Rebecca equips advocates with new tools to manage and evaluate direct services and discover opportunities for systemic change. MIT’s program in Women’s Studies started Rebecca on a lifelong path of using data for social and economic justice. She has managed... Read More →

Miguel Willis

Founder & Director, Access to Justice Technology Fellows Program
Miguel Willis is the founder and director of the Access to Justice Technology Fellows Program, which provides emerging legal innovators with interdisciplinary skills training and hand-on experience while developing cutting-edge technologies and innovative methods aimed to improve... Read More →

Friday December 8, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Congressional Ballroom B Ballroom Level