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Navigating Complexity in the Pursuit of Public Interest Technology

September 7, 2016    

The idea of public interest law was first noted in a famous speech by Supreme Court Justice, Louis Brandeis in 1905. In that speech Brandeis argued that, “able lawyers have to a large extent allowed themselves to become adjuncts of great corporations and have neglected their obligation to use their powers for the protection of the people.” He essentially felt that lawyers had largely failed to utilize their skills in the protection and promotion of social good and that a significant refocus and cultural shift was needed. READ POST

Trying to Do Good with Tech

August 31, 2016    

It’s not easy to make social change with technology. I knew that going into my fellowship at Blue Ridge Labs, but my experience here has given me a clearer idea of why. These are the themes that kept coming up for me as I worked with 16 other fellows on the problem of access to justice (A2J) for low-income New Yorkers. READ POST