The 2019 Innovations in Technology Conference will be held at the JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. All attendees must register using the conference registration website
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Thursday, January 10 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
I Get Diversity but What is Inclusion: The Impact of Implicit Bias in Legal Tech

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In a recent American Bar Association article by Jason Tashea titled, "Legal Tech has a Diversity Problem," the author discusses how a lack of inclusion in hiring, retention, design, and the development of legal technology may lead down a path of design bias. This interactive session will examine the impact of diversity and inclusion and explore how implicit bias may manifest in the hiring and retention of legal advocates and in the design and development of legal technology. Panelists will address how to build a sustainable approach to overcome a lack of inclusion and how to keep this conversation going. Strategies will include understanding how to recognize one’s individual biases and how to interrupt those biases in the design and development phases of the legal technology setting and beyond. Attendees will leave with a framework for how to have difficult dialogues and learn multiple approaches to building their own community of support.

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Sara Agate

Future Lawyer 2019, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Sara Agate has been embracing tech for several years in telehealth as a thought-leader on how urban communities face similar access to healthcare services issues as rural areas. She joins the legal tech space with a focus on bridging the gap between health, law, and tech. She is on... Read More →
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Andres Y. Gonzalez

Law Student, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law
Andres is a 3L at the University of Hawaii and was the ATJ Tech Fellow at LawHelpNY last summer. Moving from Cuba at the age of 20, Andres worked tirelessly to learn English and continue his college education. He received a B.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University and currently... Read More →
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Dina Shafey Scott

Legal Services Corporation, Legal Services Corporation
Dina is the Training and Technical Assistance Manager with the Legal Services Corporation. While at LSC, Dr. Shafey Scott creates, manages, and evaluates all organizational training resources and develops the new Legal Services Corporation learning platform. 
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Miguel Willis

Executive Director, Access to Justice Tech Fellows
Miguel Willis currently serves as the inagural LSAC Presidential Innovation Fellow. Where he oversees Access to Justice Tech Fellows Program, which he founded while obtaining his JD from Seattle University School of Law. The Fellows Program pairs law students with legal services organizations... Read More →

Thursday January 10, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm CST
Maurepas 3rd Floor