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Access to Justice Tech with Amanda Brown of Lagniappe Law Lab -LegalTechLIVE - Episode 088 LegalTechLIVE

    • Technology

We committed to doing at least one episode a month on the topic of #accesstojustice. This is one of those episodes. The way Amanda Brown came to our attention was her incredible hustle to improve access to justice for consumers in Louisiana. She definitely encompasses the entrepreneurial spirit, even though she works in the #legalaid field. Amanda Brown's personal website refers to her as "young lawyer and #legaltech geek." Legaltech geek? That's our entire demographic! Amanda recognized a need for a centralized technology resource center, so she formed Lagniappe (LAN-Yap) Law Lab to serve Louisiana's civil justice system. Her organization, she is the founder and Executive Director, provides direct technology consulting and project management services to legal service providers and justice community members across the state. Through the use of technology, design thinking, and operations principles, Lagniappe Law Lab aims to put people at the center of the legal process, bringing a more streamlined legal service experience to Louisiana’s underprivileged populations. After continually seeing amazing efforts by Amanda, Nick Rishwain asked her to join and share about her innovative solutions to civil justice problems. During the recent COVID-19 crisis, Amanda went to work using document automation service, Community Lawyer, to create several simple solutions for those impacted by the crisis. She created a rent relief "letter generator" where consumers could input their data and have a professional letter drafted, which they could then send to their landlord asking for a rent reduction or other relief. Soon thereafter, Amanda noticed the need for some guidance with the economic impact navigator related to the CARES Act stimulus program. Being proactive, she created a simplified version to help marginalized populations discover if they could expect any stimulus money. There was only one co-host to be chosen for this episode. Diego Alcala, a past guest-host, assisted Amanda in creating the Spanish-language version of the rent relief tool. We hope you enjoy this episode and Amanda's proactive efforts to better serve consumers in her state. More about Amanda Brown & Lagniappe Law Lab: Amanda Brown on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-le.... Amanda Brown on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BDashAmBrow. Amand's personal website: https://www.amandaleighbrown.com/. Lagniappe Law Lab: https://lagniappelawlab.org/. More about Diego Alcala, Esq.: Diego Alcala on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diegoalcala/. Diego Alcala on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DiegoAlcalaPR. Diego Alcala's law firm: https://www.defensorialegal.com/. More episodes available: https://legaltechlive.com/.

We committed to doing at least one episode a month on the topic of #accesstojustice. This is one of those episodes. The way Amanda Brown came to our attention was her incredible hustle to improve access to justice for consumers in Louisiana. She definitely encompasses the entrepreneurial spirit, even though she works in the #legalaid field. Amanda Brown's personal website refers to her as "young lawyer and #legaltech geek." Legaltech geek? That's our entire demographic! Amanda recognized a need for a centralized technology resource center, so she formed Lagniappe (LAN-Yap) Law Lab to serve Louisiana's civil justice system. Her organization, she is the founder and Executive Director, provides direct technology consulting and project management services to legal service providers and justice community members across the state. Through the use of technology, design thinking, and operations principles, Lagniappe Law Lab aims to put people at the center of the legal process, bringing a more streamlined legal service experience to Louisiana’s underprivileged populations. After continually seeing amazing efforts by Amanda, Nick Rishwain asked her to join and share about her innovative solutions to civil justice problems. During the recent COVID-19 crisis, Amanda went to work using document automation service, Community Lawyer, to create several simple solutions for those impacted by the crisis. She created a rent relief "letter generator" where consumers could input their data and have a professional letter drafted, which they could then send to their landlord asking for a rent reduction or other relief. Soon thereafter, Amanda noticed the need for some guidance with the economic impact navigator related to the CARES Act stimulus program. Being proactive, she created a simplified version to help marginalized populations discover if they could expect any stimulus money. There was only one co-host to be chosen for this episode. Diego Alcala, a past guest-host, assisted Amanda in creating the Spanish-language version of the rent relief tool. We hope you enjoy this episode and Amanda's proactive efforts to better serve consumers in her state. More about Amanda Brown & Lagniappe Law Lab: Amanda Brown on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-le.... Amanda Brown on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BDashAmBrow. Amand's personal website: https://www.amandaleighbrown.com/. Lagniappe Law Lab: https://lagniappelawlab.org/. More about Diego Alcala, Esq.: Diego Alcala on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diegoalcala/. Diego Alcala on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DiegoAlcalaPR. Diego Alcala's law firm: https://www.defensorialegal.com/. More episodes available: https://legaltechlive.com/.

41 min

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