MetaJure Founding Director Named to Governing Council for New American Bar Ass'n Innovation Center
Smith joins thought leaders from across the US to address innovation in the profession
"The ABA's Center for Innovation is a critical step forward for the legal profession,"
Smith, a longtime advocate for innovation in the legal field (http://metajure.com/
The ABA Center for Innovation "will advance the ABA's position as the lead architect of the legal profession's efforts to increase access to justice and improve the delivery of legal services through innovative programs and initiatives,"
The governing and advisory council members include leaders from the legal profession and business community, the judiciary, and legal education, as well as young lawyers, technology experts and other legal service innovators, including non-lawyers. Andrew Perlman, dean of Suffolk University Law School, will chair the governing council. Janet Jackson, formerly the director of the ABA's Office of the President, will serve as managing director of the Center.
The governing council members include:
• Ramon A. Abadin, partner at Sedgwick in Miami
• Nathan D. Alder, attorney with Christensen & Jensen in Salt Lake City
• Chad Burton, CEO of CuroLegal in Dayton, Ohio
• Karl Camillucci, attorney at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Chicago
• Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Cisco in San Jose, Calif.
• Margaret Hagan, fellow at Stanford Law School Center on the Legal Profession
• Dana M. Hrelic partner at Horton, Shield & Knox in Hartford, Ct.
• Mary McQueen, president of the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg, Va.
• Camille Nelson, dean of the Washington College of Law American University in Washington, D.C.
• Rebecca L. Sandefur, faculty fellow at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago
• Marty Smith, founding director of Metalure, Inc. in Bainbridge Island, Wash.
• Hon. Eric Washington, chief judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Members of the advisory council include:
• Hon. Ann Aiken, district judge of the U.S. District Court of Oregon in Eugene
• Lisa Foster, director of the Access to Justice in Washington, D.C.
• Jordan Furlong, principal with Law21 in Ottawa
• Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass.
• Janai Nelson, associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in New York
• Alex "Sandy" Pentland, director at the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamic Labs in Cambridge, Mass.
• Daniel Rodriguez, dean of Northwestern Pritzker Law School
• James J. Sandman, president of the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, D.C.
• Ed Walters, CEO of FastCase in Washington, D.C.
• Denis Weil, innovation executive in Chicago
The center also will have three special advisors:
• William C. Hubbard, partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and former ABA president
• Judy Perry Martinez, attorney in New Orleans and chair, of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal services
• William H. Neukom, chairman of the World Justice Project and former ABA president
Founded by leading attorneys who were frustrated with the state of document and email management in their organizations, MetaJure (http://www.metajure.com/)
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