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Summary: Ten women have been added to the Women of Legal Tech list who showed exemplary tech and leadership skills.

Women are making big strides in the legal tech industry. The faculty roster at the ABA TECHSHOW this year had more women than men for the first time. The ABA Legal Technology Resource Center also had an exciting announcement regarding their Women of Legal Tech list. Since the list was started in 2015, it was grown to include over 50 women that have been influential leaders to the industry. This year they added ten more women to the list to feature 60 talented leaders.

  
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Monica Goyal – Currently an adjunct professor in Canada at the Osgoode Hall Law School, Goyal is responsible for teaching law students about legal tech and how to build an app. She is working on a course to teach technology fundamentals for law students. She is the founder of My Legal Briefcase and the founder of Aluvion Law.

Sarah Glassmeyer – Glassmeyer is currently the project specialist manager at the ABA Center for Innovation. She has also worked as a research fellow at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab and Berkman-Klein Center for the Internet. She was awarded a legal rebel and D.C. Legal hackers award last year for her work.

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Sun Kim – Kim is Special Counsel in charge of Technology Initiatives in the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program. She authors, programs, and maintains most of their 27 DIY Form document assembly programs available with CourtHelp. These forms help low-income people prepare their own court forms.

Brooke Moore – Moore started Arkansas Virtual Lawyer and MyVirtual.Lawyer, which provides simple, affordable legal help. She has also helped with the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission task force to deliver practical and ethical initiatives for attorneys to better serve legal consumers. She currently holds leadership positions for the Arkansas Bar Association.



Maura Grossman – Grossman is a research professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario for the School of Computer Science. She is the principal of Maura Grossman Law in New York. She spent 17 years with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz as a litigator.

Antonia Roybal-Mack – Roybal-Mack is a litigation and planning attorney in New Mexico. She created DivorceNM.com, a program to complete contested and uncontested divorces online. She has also created an app that makes child support and alimony worksheets using state statutes. Her project was presented to the National Association of District Courts.

Kristen Sonday – Sonday cofounded a tech-driven pro bono platform called Paladin. The program connects attorneys and law students to personalized pro bono prospects. There are about 1,500 users on the program since it was launched in January to law firms, companies, and law schools. She has been named Code 2040 Entrepreneur-in-Residence for 1871 in Chicago.

Janine Sickmeyer – Sickmeyer is the CEO and founder of NextChapter. The company helps attorneys with setup bankruptcy documents and then manage their cases all online. She is currently writing a book focused on all women wanting to build a business. It aims to help them become leaders in their industry alongside being a mom.

Ariana Tadler – After first creating an e-discovery team at Milberg LLP and a technological infrastructure over the past 15 years, Ariana spun off with Paul McVoy to create a separate litigation tech support company called Meta-e Discovery LLC. This company provides data hosting, management, and consulting services. In January she was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Yahoo Data Breach litigation pending before Judge Koh in the Northern District of California.

Rochelle Washington – A senior staff attorney and practice management advisor at the DC Bar, she helps lawyers and provides guidance through technology to improve their capabilities. She was the leader in organizing the first all-day DC Bar event, Practice 360°- A Day for Lawyers and Law Firms, which focused on practice management and technology needs of lawyers.

Are there any other notable women that you think should be eligible for this list? Tell us in the comments below.

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