We start brilliantly this Monday.

I was standing on a rooftop in the heart of downtown Seattle past midnight in the rain.

Miguel Willis and a few of his law school comrades were concocting a plan to merge the world of tech and law to become much more meaningful to the next generation of attorneys involved in the work of social justice.

We’ve stayed in touch. Miguel often rents me office space at Seattle University whenever I’m in town and need to get work done for periods of time.

Miguel recently won $10,000 from the Social Venture Partners’ Fast Pitch Competition for his latest venture, The ATJ Tech Fellows Program. The fellowship provides law students a 10-week summer internship with civil legal aid organizations to assist in developing new models of user-friendly, accessible, and engaging legal services through the use of technology.

He’s working hard to level the playing field by increasing services to lower-income communities and undocumented peoples. This level of innovation is challenging and transforming the practice of law in the age of intellectual property and technology-fueled regulation.

We’ll do well to follow the trends.

Let’s get to it.
Sherrell

 

 

 

 

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