It’s no secret that women are often excluded and underrepresented in a number of industries. Law is no different, and neither is the niche of legal technology.
One of the American Bar Association’s core values is a commitment to diversity, which the Law Practice Division aims to reinforce in the legal tech sector. This year, approximately 30% of the ABA TECHSHOW faculty were women, and nearly half of the TECHSHOW Planning Board is comprised of women.
From tech founders and CEOs to small business owners, women are making a big impact on legal tech in every field.
In keeping with the spirit of progress, the Legal Technology Resource Center is proud to present its inaugural “Women of Legal Tech” for 2016. Our goal is to celebrate the women currently in the legal tech space, and to encourage more women to join the ranks.
This year’s “Women of Legal Tech” includes a set of 50 talented and influential women, based upon an initial list of 40 created by Law Technology Today contributor and practice management advisor, Heidi Alexander, in 2015. The new ten women of this year’s list were selected by the LTRC Board.
LTRC congratulates the first “Women in Legal Tech” class and looks forward to highlighting even more talented women in 2017.
2016 LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech
Alma Asay (@AlmaAsay) | Founder and CEO of Allegory Law.
Monica Bay (@MonicaBay ) | Fellow at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics; freelance journalist and co-host of Law Technology Now.
Andrea Cannavina (@AndreaCan) | Founder/CEO of LegalTypist and creator of DAFT organizational process.
Jeena Cho (@Jeena_Cho) | Founder and author of The Anxious Lawyer.
Kelly Erb (@taxgirl) | Senior Editor at Forbes and owner at taxgirl.
JoAnna Forshee (@InsideLegal) | CEO at InsideLegal and Envision Agency.
Mary Juetten (@maryjuetten) | CEO and Founder of Traklight.com and Co-Founder of Evolve Law.
Jules Miller (@HaeJules) | Co-Founder of Hire an Esquire and Evolve Law.
Stacy Stern (@stacystern) | President of Justia and Co-Founder of FindLaw.
Meredith Williams (@mlwilliams77) | Chief Knowledge Management Officer at Baker Donelson.
Haley Odom Ackerman (@HaleyOdom) | Founder of Odom Ackerman Consulting and blogger at Odom Ackerman Consulting Blog.
Nicole Black (@nikiblack) | Director of Business Development and Community Relations at MyCase, blogger at Sui Generis, and author of Cloud Computing for Lawyers and Social Media for Lawyers.
Nicole Bradick (@NicoleBradick) | Chief Strategy Officer at CuroLegal (@CuroLegal) and founder of Custom Counsel.
Joyce Brafford (@Joyce_Brafford) | Practice Management Advisor and Assistant Director of the Center for Practice Management for the North Carolina Bar Association.
Debra Bruce (@LawyerCoach) | President of Lawyer-Coach LLC.
Lee Burgess (@Leefburgess) | Founder of Amicus Tutoring and co-founder of Trebuchet Legal (@TrebuchetLegal), Bar Exam ToolBox (@BarExamTools), and Law School Toolbox (@LawSchoolTools).
Stacey Burke (@StaceyEBurke) | Founder of Stacey E. Burke, P.C. and blogger at Business Solutions for Law Firms.
Laura Calloway (@LCalloway) | Director of the Practice Management Assistance Program for the Alabama State Bar Association.
Ruth Carter (@rbcarter) | Attorney, blogger at Carter Law Blog and The Undeniable Ruth and author of The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers and Flash Mob Law: The Legal Side of Planning and Participating in Pillow Fights, No Pants Rides, and Other Shenanigans.
Emma Durand-Wood (@emmaewood) | Web Content Strategist at Stem Legal Web Enterprises and blogger at Stem’s Law Firm Web Strategy blog.
Diane Ebersole (@DianeEbersole) | Law Practice Management Advisor for the Michigan State Bar’s Practice Management Resource Center.
Carolyn Elefant (@carolynelefant) | Founder of MyShingle (@myshingle) and author of Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanter to Be and Social Media for Lawyers.
Jennifer Ellis (@JLE_JD) | Attorney, blogger at JLEllis.net, and author of WordPress on One Hour for Lawyers.
Katie Floyd (@KatieFloyd) | Attorney, blogger at KatieFloyd.com, and co-host of the Mac Power Users podcast on the 5by5 network.
Debbie Foster | Partner at Affinity Consulting Group (@affinitytech).
Peggy Gruenke (@PeggyGruenke) | Founder of Legal Biz Success.
Shawn Holahan (@LouisianaBar) | Practice Management Counsel for the Law Office Management Assistance Program of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Natalie Kelly (@NatalieRKelly) | Director of the Law Practice Management Program of the State Bar of Georgia.
Stephanie Kimbro (@StephKimbro) | Fellow at Stanford Law School Center on the Legal Profession and Co-Director of the Center for Law Practice Technology, and author of multiple books, including Online Legal Services for the Client-Centric Law Firm Virtual and Limited Scope Legal Services: Unbundling and the Self-Help Client.
Carole Levitt (@CAROLELEVITT) | Founder of Internet for Lawyers and author of multiple books, including The CyberSleuth’s Guide to the Internet, Internet Legal Research on a Budget, and Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers.
Susan Cartier Liebel (@SCartierLiebel) | Founder of Solo Practice University (@SoloPracticeU)
Adriana Linares (@AdrianaL) | Founder of LawTech Partners and host of New Solo podcast on the Legal Talk Network.
Sofia Lingos (@SofiaLingosEsq) | Attorney and owner of Lingos Law LLC.
Britt Lorish (@blorish) | Partner at Affinity Consulting Group (@affinitytech).
Beverly Michaels (@OreLawPracMgmt) | Law Practice Management Advisor for the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund and blogger at Oregon Law Practice Management.
Alison Monahan (@GirlsGuidetoLS) | Founder of The Girls Guide to Law School and co-founder of Trebuchet Legal (@TrebuchetLegal), Bar Exam ToolBox (@BarExamTools), and Law School Toolbox (@LawSchoolTools).
Gwynne Monahan (@econwriter5) | Frequent blogger and contributor on legal technology topics, previously the editor of Law Technology Today.
Caitlin Moon (@inspiredcat) | Blogger at Inspired Law Blog.
Betsy Munnell (@BetsyMunnell) | Owner of EHMunnell and blogger at The Uncommon Sensei.
Sharon Nelson (@sharonnelsonesq) | Co-founder of Sensei Enterprises, blogger at Ride the Lightning, co-host of The Digital Edge and Digital Detectives podcasts on Legal Talk Network, and author of multiple books, including Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers and The 2016 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple.
Catherine Sanders Reach (@catherinereach) | Director of Law Practice Management and Technology for the Chicago Bar Association.
Victoria Santoro (@TheLimberLawyer) | Attorney and blogger at The Limber Lawyer.
Allison C. Shields (@allisonshields) | Founder of Legal Ease Consulting and author of multiple books, including How to Do More in Less Time, LinkedIn in One Hour For Lawyers, and Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers.
Lisa Solomon (@lisasolomon) | Owner, Lisa Solomon, Esq.: Legal Research & Writing.
Martha Sperry (@advocatesstudio) | Attorney and blogger at the Advocate’s Studio.
Merrilyn Astin Tarlton (@astintarlton) and Joan Feldman (@joanhfeldman) | Managing editors and bloggers at Attorney at Work (@attnyatwork).
Julie Tolek (@ThinkPinkLaw and @legallyblondbos) | Attorney at ThinkPinkLaw.
Pegeen Turner (@pegeenturner) | President of Legal Cloud Technology.