Learn how technology empowers two nonprofits to practice with a purpose.
Mission, values, and purpose can get lost in the day-to-day of helping clients, but these often-overlooked parts of law firm culture can actually unlock a more focussed practice.
In this session, two award-winning firms will discuss:
- How to leverage technology and an innovative mindset to break down barriers and provide accessible and equitable legal services—and how this helps to connect more meaningfully and efficiently clients and communities in need
- How to reflect on your passions to form or rework an existing firm mission
- How to keep staff engaged and aligned on your firm’s goals—especially in a virtual and dispersed environment
- A virtual platform for learning and engagement among legal professionals
- Hosted by Derek Bolen, featuring Ariadna Godreau-Aubert of Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico, and Brooke Weitzman of Elder Law and Disability Rights Center
- Duration: 45 minutes of panel discussion (including live audience Q&A)
- This session is part of a series: Advice from Award-Winning Law Firms: How to Make an Impact
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Co-Founder and Directing Attorney
Elder Law and Disability Rights Center
Brooke is the Co-Founder and Directing Attorney of the ELDR Center. Before founding the ELDR Center, Brooke provided legal services to veterans as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow. She worked to ensure access to justice; prevent homelessness; increase employment; and more to protect the rights of our veterans.
Senior Manager of Customer Marketing
Derek Bolen is the Senior Manager of Customer Marketing at Clio, which means he gets paid to build relationships with the greatest customers in the world. He’s proud to work with the legal community, advocate tirelessly for Clio customers, and support the incredible work they do to transform the practice of law, for good.
Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico
Ariadna is a human rights lawyer and the Executive Director of Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico. She obtained a JD from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and a Masters in Law degree in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, UK. Ariadna has worked on several access to justice initiatives, which include strategic litigation at local and international levels, the use of technology to increase legal literacy and organizing movements of lawyers. Ariadna is also an adjunct professor at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, where she teaches courses on human rights, political theory and international relations. Her academic scholarship revolves around human rights, gender, austerity and the right to protest. Her first book, which offers a feminist approach to the Island’s debt crisis, “Las propias: Apuntes para una pedagogía de las endeudadas” was published on March 2018.