See below for a list of Tech For Justice Hackathon+ ABA TECHSHOW Chicago Collaborators:
Kulsum Ameji – Legal Assistance Foundation, Project Prospera
Alicia Aiken – The Confidentiality Institute, NNEDV Safety Net
Jane Zhi – New Mexico Legal Aid
Daniel Rainey – Internetbar.org Institute
Lauren Miller – Metropolitan Family Services
Kaitlin Ramsey– is a Women’s Advocate at Sarah’s Inn, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations. She also provides counseling to children at Casa de Esperanza on a weekly basis.
Ericka Maya– is a Domestic Violence Court Advocate at Mujeres Latinas en Accion, an agency that looks to empower Latinas by providing services which reflect their values and culture, and is an advocate on the issues that make a difference in their lives.
Yolanda Avellaneda– is a Domestic Violence Counselor at Mujeres Latinas en Accion, an agency that looks to empower Latinas by providing services, which reflect their values and culture, and being and advocate on the issues that make a difference in their lives.
Lorena Ramos– is a Bilingual Counselor and Intake Coordinator at Between Friends, a non-profit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and building a community free of abuse. She provides individual, group and family counseling services.
Janet Rosas– is a Service Member Fellow at LIFT, a non-profit that looks to break the cycle of poverty for good. She conducts one-one, goal oriented, client centered meetings which focus on mental health, housing, employment and basic needs services. She is also involved in the management and implementation of trainings for volunteers.
Alicia Aiken– is the Executive Director of the Confidentiality Institute, the only place that provides technical assistance to help an agency handle its most significant confidentiality and privacy challenges. She has over 15 years of experiences as a legal services attorney and has taught legal issues surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault at several distinguished institutions.
Sally Kolb– is a Senior Staff Attorney at Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance, a non-profit corporation that provides free civil legal services to low-income persons and senior citizens in 65 counties in central and southern Illinois. She is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.
Kulsum Ameji– is a Senior Attorney at LAF, a non-profit corporation that provides free legal services in non-criminal matters to people living in poverty in metropolitan Chicago. She is also the founder of Project Prospera, a collaboration of artists, designers, attorneys and technologists who come together to address social issues by combining art, design, law, technology, and popular education.
James Champlin– is a Supervising Attorney with the Domestic Violence Courthouse Project, a volunteer group that monitors and evaluates Cook County’s Domestic Violence Court to help promote accountability, transparency and adherence with the Illinois Domestic Violence Act. He was also formerly a Volunteer Attorney at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic.
Gwendelyn Daniels– is a Technical Director at Illinois Legal Aids, an online website that helps Illinois residents solve their legal problems. She is also an experienced software developer and architect.
Glenn Rawdon– is a Program Counsel at Legal Services Corporation, the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low income Americans in the nation. He is responsible for helping legal services programs with their technology efforts and with the administration of the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) program.
Ed Marks– is the Executive Director at New Mexico Legal Aid, the largest provider of free civil legal services to eligible and low-income individuals and families in New Mexico. He was previously the Deputy Director for Advocacy at Legal Aid of Western Ohio. Additionally, Marks is a member of the New Mexico Commission on Access to Justice.
Jane Zhi– is a Staff Attorney at New Mexico Legal Aid, the largest provider of free civil legal services to eligible and low-income individuals and families in New Mexico. She is also a family and domestic violence attorney in Albuquerque, NM.
Julia Morelli– is the President of Holistic Solutions, a corporation that caters to public and private sector clients in consulting, conflict management, and training. She has over 20 years of experience as a mediator, facilitator, manager and consultant. She is also the Director of Operations for the George Mason University Instructional Foundation.
Dan Rainey– is a Principal in Holistic Solutions, a corporation that caters to public and private sector clients in consulting, conflict management, and training. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the dispute resolutions programs at Creighton University, Dominican University and Southern Methodist University and on the Board of Directors at InternetBar.Org (IBO).
Vince Morris– is the Associate Director of Technology and Justice Projects at the Arkansas Legal Services Partnership, a non-profit law firm that provides free legal representation in civil matters to low income persons in Arkansas. He focuses on developing innovative methods of distributing legal resources and advice through various mediums. He is also the Justice Technology Advisor at InternetBar.Org (IBO).
Jeff Aresty– Jeff is the founder/current President of Internetbar.org, Inc., which aims to shape the emerging online justice system. Mr. Aresty has been involved in international business law and the role of technology in the transformation of the practice of law for almost three decades. He is a past chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s Information Services, Technology, and Data Protection Committee and currently the deputy program chair and has volunteered in other capacities for the ABA and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Hannah Hubbard– is the Director of Operations at IBO, an organization that wants to use the Internet to promote legal and economic justice for all people. She works with justice leaders throughout the world to develop models for online collaboration, education and innovation to increase access to justice.
Kulsum Ameji – Legal Assistance Foundation, Project Prospera
Dan Linna – Legal RnD, LexHacks
Glenn Rawdon – Legal Services Corporation
Ed Marks – New Mexico Legal Aid
Jeff Aresty – Internetbar.org Institute
Megan Rose – Battered Women’s Network Chicago
Mark Marquardt – Executive Director of the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
Alexandria Antonacci – Pro Bono & Community Service Initiative at DePaul’s College of Law
Lisa Colpoys – Illinois Legal Aid Online
Catherine Sanders Reach – Chicago Bar Association
John Mayer – The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
Kevin Wei – Microsoft Chicago Civic Tech Fellow