Over the last two decades, the legal profession has made significant strides using technology to create greater access to legal information and support. Yet, the overwhelming majority of low-income Americans still do not have adequate help for their civil legal services.
With an onslaught of private technology offerings, law school programs, publicly funded projects, conferences, hackathons and more focused on addressing this issue, we still haven’t seemed to move the needle substantially. What gives?
The issue lies in law’s interface problem. To successful provide meaningful legal information and services to the public, the profession must create more impactful digital products and improve the overall system of how we deliver legal services to the masses to see change.
Nicole Bradick is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Theory and Principle, a legal technology product design and development firm. Prior to founding Theory and Principle, Nicole was a partner and Chief Strategy Officer at legal innovation firm CuroLegal. While at Curo, Nicole led the product team that built a number of groundbreaking web applications in the legal industry, including Hate Crime Help, Veterans Legal Checkup, ABA Blueprint, and LawHub.
Nicole is published and quoted in national publications, including the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the ABA Journal, Venture Beat, and more. She has spoken at countless global legal and technology events, including South by Southwest, Reinvent Law, and ABA TECHSHOW. For her work in this area, Nicole was named a 2012 ABA Journal “Legal Rebel” and named to the Fastcase 50 list of global legal innovators in 2014.