The Legal Services Corporation’s 2020 Innovations in Technology Conference is being held January 15-17 at the Portland Hilton Downtown, 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204 . All attendees must register using the conference registration website.
Thursday, January 16 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
A2J Startups Panel: #RealTalk from the Founders of New Startups Working to Improve Access to Justice

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In this session, hear from the founders of four new startups working to improve access to justice. What was their inspiration to start their company? How did they fund their startup? How did they get their first clients and develop successful partnerships? What obstacles did they face and how did they overcome them? What advice do they have for future startups working to improve access to justice?

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Joseph Schieffer

Founder, A2J Tech Store
Joseph Schieffer is the founder of A2J Tech Store. Joseph can be found collaborating with advocates to develop user-centered solutions. Joseph has presented at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association Conference, the Legal Services Corporation Innovations in Technology Conference... Read More →
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Kevin Gillespie

CEO, Text A Lawyer, Inc.
I march to the beat of a different drum. I do have a JD, but I never took the bar (signed up to take it Feb 2020). I was an entrepreneur before law school, so Text A Lawyer was a natural result afterwards. I am also working on other projects:- Fast Expunge - a scalable, virtual law... Read More →
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Ericka Garcia

CEO & Co-Founder, Collaborative Justice Partners
Ericka Garcia is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collaborative Justice Partners. CJP works with non-profits striving to reduce the justice gap by building collaborative relationships and breaking down barriers to promote social, racial, and economic justice to uplift communities. Ericka... Read More →
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Dorna Moini

Founder, Documate
Dorna Moini is the CEO of Documate, a no-code, powerful document automation software. Documate can be used for internal automation, or to build public-facing web applications that gather data and generate complex PDF and Word documents. Prior to starting Documate, Dorna built an online... Read More →
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Nick Rishwain

VP of Business Development, Experts.com
Formerly a local government employee, Nick was frustrated with the inefficiency and bureaucracy that plagues government at all levels. With a passion for law and technology, he took a position with a legal tech company where he has been able to use his legal education to make litigation... Read More →

Thursday January 16, 2020 2:30pm - 3:45pm PST
Council Suite 3rd Floor