|Left to Right: Xander Karsten, Claudia Johnson, |
and Liz Keith of Probono.net
One of our good friends in the court/justice technology business, Ms. Claudia Johnson of ProBono.net was recently interviewed.
The interview was conducted by Mr. Stanley Ramdhany, a senior at Columbia University majoring in Sociology with a particular interest in the field of law and society.
“In the field of public interest work, Claudia Johnson is renowned as one of the first law professionals to address the union between technology and legal aid. On the topic of how she first entered the field, Claudia stated, “I decided to go to law school at U Penn, and there I fell in love with public interest work, by working with DV victims in Northern Philadelphia. At this point, I was very interested in national origin discrimination and LEP advocacy, so I did my Skadden Fellowship on language access for Medicaid/disabled communities with focus on LEP groups.” It was there that Claudia first focused on the union of legal services and technology: “I wanted to have a way to track patterns by health care plan, zip code, and client demographics. So I was looking for a relatable multidimensional database—in 1997. That did not exist in legal services, so we had to build our own.”
Click here for the full in-depth interview (and in my opinion it is a good read to learn about this amazing lady)