By Irene Mo • February 08, 2017•Careers, Nonprofits and the Public Interest, Issues, Mentoring and Networking
**UPDATE** February 22, 2017 -- Missed the live-stream of #MSULawLT4A2J? Here's the recording of the event.
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In August 2016, I was selected as 2016 Ms. JD Fellow. I applied with the hopes of establishing a platform to promote women, especially women of color, to enter the legal technology field.
As my fellowship project for Ms. JD, I am hosting an access to justice panel focused on using legal technology to help marginalized and low-income individuals on a large scale. The event will be live at MSU College of Law's campus but I will also be live-streaming the event. Here is the Facebook page and the live-stream link. (Note: There will be nothing on the live-stream link until 5 minutes before 12:00pm on 2/14.)
Joining us for the panel will be:
- Tracy Davis, Product Director at Court Innovations, @tracyedavis
**Unfortunately, MJ Cartwright’s, CEO of Court Innovations, schedule will not permit her to join us anymore.
- Tiffany Graves, Executive Director at Mississippi Access to Justice Commission, @tiffmgraves
- Vedika Mehera, Legal Solutions Architect at DWT de novo, @vedikamehera
- Angela Tripp, Project Manager at Michigan Legal Help, @angtripp27
I had two goals when selecting panelist for this event: 1) to keep the panel entirely women and 2) to have at least one woman of color. Angela Tripp and MJ Cartwright are based in Michigan and have collaborated with LegalRnD in the past. To find women of color utilizing legal technology to increase access to legal services, I issued a nation-wide call in the legal technology community. Before this nation-wide call, I did not realize only about ten women of color were known in this field. After receiving recommendations, I was excited Tiffany Graves and Vedika Mehera were available to participate. For a more detailed background about how I used Twitter to assemble my panel, please read my previous blog post.
Hope you can join us in-person or online! #MSULawLT4A2J
This event is sponsored by:
- LegalRnD – The Center for Legal Services Innovation, @LegalRnD
- MSU Law Diversity Services Office
- MSU Law Women’s Law Caucus, @wlcmsu
- MSU Law Public Interest Law Society
- Ms. JD, @msjdorg
- MSU Law Student Bar Association, @MSULawSBA
Irene Mo grew up in Metropolitan Detroit and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with Distinction, from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Since beginning law school, Irene’s passion for increasing access to legal services has grown. As a third-year law student at Michigan State University, she is an Innovation Assistant for LegalRnD - The Center for Legal Services Innovation and a student in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute, a litigation-certificate program. During Summer 2016, Irene was a Legal Intern for the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. In the future, Irene plans to practice in information privacy and security law, focusing on advising clients and resolving disputes through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and, when necessary, litigation.