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I’m Amanda Brown.

The legal industry is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Let me help you innovate your legal services delivery.

Downtown New Orleans, Louisiana and the

About

My Background

Young lawyer and #LegalTech geek.

Status-quo defector.

Passionate about helping people and doing things differently.

 

My Experience

Background & Expertise

 

Founder + Executive Director,

Lagniappe Law Lab

June 2019 - Present

Recognizing a need for a centralized technology resource center, I formed Lagniappe Law Lab to serve Louisiana's civil justice system. This organization provides direct technology consulting and project management services to legal service providers and justice community members across the state. Through the use of technology, design thinking, and operations principles, Lagniappe Law Lab aims to put people at the center of the legal process,  bringing a more streamlined legal service experience to Louisiana’s underprivileged populations.

Legal Technology Consultant,

Louisiana Bar Foundation

August 2018 - June 2019

To improve accessibility, effectiveness and efficiency of legal services in Louisiana, the Louisiana Bar Foundation has retained me to spearhead their efforts to adopt an integrated civil legal aid service delivery portal that leverages artificial intelligence and subject matter expert contributors. 

Legal Innovation Advisor + Counsel,
Innolegal Services, PLLC

August 2018 - January 2019

In this role I enjoy working with in-house clients, law firms, and legal aid organizations to evaluate and explore revisions to their internal workflows, legal operations department structures, and resourcing models to drive efficiencies in the business and practice of law. 

Microsoft NextGen Fellow,
ABA Center for Innovation

August 2017 - August 2018

During my time at Microsoft on behalf of the ABA Center for Innovation, I worked intimately with an in-house team of engineers, developers, and designers to ensure the success of the Legal Services Corporation's Access to Justice Statewide Portal Project. Simultaneously, I worked closely with a data science team to lead the design and implementation of an internal business insights tool and contributed to various contract intelligence projects. I also had the opportunity to research and explore emerging legal issues related to artificial intelligence and blockchain, and performed legal industry market research. 

Louisiana Bar Foundation Flood Recovery Fellow,
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

November 2016 - August 2017

My experience at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services taught me how to engage with clients with compassion and empathy. Here, I helped survivors of the August 2016 Southeast Louisiana Flooding navigate the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) appeal process, and worked diligently to address a widespread issue: proof of home ownership. This issue required not only performing "suits on the ground" successions and other title clearing work, but also advocating for and educating the public on this issue through local media and outreach events. In addition, I worked closely with the ABA Center for Innovation and other stakeholders to design, test, and provide content for an iOS and Android triage application project ("Flood Proof") that is now expanding into other disaster-affected US states and territories.

Full CV available upon request.

 

Education

What I’ve Learned

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

August 2013 - May 2016

Honors and Activities:

  • Cum Laude

  • Warren E. Mouledeaux Professional Responsibility Award

  • William L. Crowe Memorial Scholarship 

  • Selection Chair, Loyola Moot Court

  • Member, Loyola Maritime Law Journal

  • Member, St. Thomas Moore Inn of Court

  • Highest Class Average:

    • Ethics and Professional Responsibility​

    • Constitutional Law: 1st Amendment

    • Legal Technology Clinic

Juris Doctor, Civil Law Concentration

Louisiana State University

August 2008 - December 2012

Honors and Activities:

  • Member, Residence Hall Association Judicial Committee

  • Member, Committee Chair, Delta Sigma Pi 

Bachelor of Science, Economics

Speaking Engagements

  • Bridging the Gap on Legal Tech Proficiency at Law Schools, CALICon, June 2018

  • Building Resilience through Community: Disaster Legal Services, National Bar Association Annual Conference, June 2018

  • From Lawyer to Legal Tech Geek, American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Conference, August 2018

  • ABA Center for Innovation NextGen Fellow Showcase, ABA Annual Conference, August 2018

  • Artificial Intelligence + The Law, AI World, December 2018

  • Rethinking Intake, MIE National Conference for Legal Services Administrators, January 2019

  • The Justice Gap: Measuring and Addressing Access to Justice, ABA Young Lawyers Division Conference, May 2019

  • Transforming Access to Justice, Louisiana Justice Community Conference, October 2019

  • Legal Technology + Design Thinking, LSU Law Apprenticeship Program, January 2020

  • Statewide A2J Services, Louisiana Self-Represented Litigant Summit, January 2020

  • Upcoming: Integrating Technology in Recruitment, Training, and the Delivery of Legal Services, Disaster Response Symposium, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, February 2020

  • Upcoming: Obstacles and Opportunities in Long-Term Disaster Recovery, ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference, May 2020

 
 

"There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original"

Joseph Haydn

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