Nicole is a recent graduate of Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. 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. Additionally, she was 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 Suffolk’s 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 programs for their clients. And it was through this fellowship that Nicole discovered she wanted to be part of the legal tech industry.
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 Netflix enthusiast, she likes spending her free time binging the latest movies and TV shows. She is extremely excited to work with the American Bar Association and Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation & Technology Lab to help bridge the justice gap. You can find her on Twitter at @NicoleSiino
Vesna is a recent graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. While at Loyola, Vesna was a student practitioner in the Technology and Legal Innovation Clinic where she learned about the importance of technology in the legal field and gained experience with software coding. This experience evoked her interest in the different ways technology-driven innovations and process improvements can be used to solve real-world legal problems. She is particularly interested in America’s “justice gap” problem and researching how technology and process improvement can help us reimagine the legal industry and better deliver legal information and services to low-income Americans. During her fellowship with the ABA Center for Innovation she will be embedded with the National Center for State Courts researching how our courts operate and how to make legal information and processes more easily understood for the public.
Sandeep Purewal is a recent graduate of the Washington College of Law at American University. She also holds an M.Sc from the London School of Economics and Political Science. During law school, she served as a law clerk with the Office of Inspector General at the US Department of Transportation and as a Dean’s Fellow with the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project. She was also a Student Attorney in the Disability Rights Law Clinic in her final year of law school. During her fellowship with the ABA Center for Innovation, she will be embedded with Georgetown University’s Health Justice Alliance focusing her work on researching medical-legal partnerships and their roles in increasing accessibility to healthcare and legal services for low-income residents. You can find her on Twitter at: @spurewal2
Sarah Silins is a recent graduate of the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Before law school, Sarah coordinated outreach and community organizing efforts for the Life Without Parole Project at the Children and Family Justice Center at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Her work focused on gaining support and cultivating the voices of the families of life without parole inmates and working to organize against the extreme sentencing of youth. Sarah has a background in community organizing and ethnographic research, and a B.A in Sociology and Human Services. Sarah has a deep commitment to children, their families, and utilizing her law degree to pursue justice on their behalf. During her fellowship with the ABA Center for Innovation, she will be embedded with Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic, specifically in its Children and Family Justice Center exploring the legal needs of juvenile offenders and how the justice system might be reformed to better facilitate diversion programs and prevent recidivism among young people.
Maria is a public interest advocate and litigation attorney in Nashville and Clarksville, Tennessee. She primarily focuses on business disputes and advising nonprofits. Maria also serves as the Communications Director for Military Spouse JD Network and co-chair for the events committee of Women for Tennessee’s Future.
This California native received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and her juris doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Since moving to Tennessee, she quickly became active in many professional activities, including the Nashville Bar Association and Lawyers’ Association for Women. During her fellowship with the ABA Center for Innovation she will be working with the Military Spouse JD Network to help make it easier for attorney spouses of military service members to find opportunities to practice law and contribute to their communities.
Jason Morris is a husband, father of three, self-taught programmer and database analyst, and a lawyer with Round Table Law, a virtual law firm he operates from his home in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. Jason’s legal practice is focused on commercial litigation, wills, and mental health law. He is a part-time LLM student in Computational Law at the University of Alberta, where he studies rule-based artificial intelligence technologies for automating legal reasoning and enhancing access to justice.
Jason has been regularly asked to speak on topics at the intersection of law and technology. In his limited spare time, he enjoys watching NASCAR, playing Go, learning Super Mario Brothers music on the piano, and playing Dungeons & Dragons. During his fellowship with the ABA Center for Innovation, he plans to develop an extension to an open source legal expert system tool, called Docassemble. He hopes the software he is building will be able to predict the outcome of certain matters and explain the basis of its prediction. You can find him on Twitter at: @RoundTableLaw.