幸福康拉德'13要关闭正义差距用法律高科技

康拉德的启动,圣骑士,目的在于连接律师无偿的情况。

In her very first time in court, Felicity Conrad ’13 represented a Colombian man and his family seeking political asylum in the United States. “They were getting deported to a dangerous situation, and because of our representation, they were allowed to stay in this country. And that to me was an incredible thing, that even as a private lawyer at a private law firm, I could do pro bono work, making meaningful changes in people’s lives,” Conrad says. The experience of working on that particular case inspired Conrad to leave her job as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom to found 武士,一个法律技术初创寻求与连接有关,他们最关心的问题公益律师的情况。

圣骑士的目标是使它更容易为130万周的律师在美国,以满足无偿法律援助的巨大需求。与两个律师事务所,法律学校,企业合作与内部的法律部门,该方案符合律师适合自己的技能和兴趣的情况。骑士目前正处于测试阶段,康拉德和她的律师和法律援助组织的团队工作,以确定如何使平台尽可能有用。

“有没有在公益律师工作的许多技术人员,也没有非常多的公益律师谁充分了解高科技的世界,”康拉德说。 “所以这是一个挑战,但同时我们这里有这个令人难以置信的机会弥合这些世界带来很多价值成深深的重要空间。”

作为一个法律系学生,康拉德没有进入法律技术领域的意图。申请法学院之前,康拉德曾实习于国际刑事法院的美国非政府组织联盟,并选择了纽约大学的法律,她说,因为她对国际法的兴趣。康拉德充分利用了纽约大学法律全球产品的:她曾担任国际仲裁协会的会长,与教授玛格丽特萨特斯韦特在全球正义的诊所工作,通过 澳门葡京的交流计划在巴黎的巴黎政治学院度过了一个学期,并与教授科恩的帮助下,实习在北京一夏。

Relic Sun ’13, Conrad’s roommate in Beijing, recalls that even as a law student, Conrad did not shy away from venturing into unfamiliar territory. “When we were in Beijing, I had found a local place for us to stay—we weren’t living in an ex-pat area. We were living amongst local Chinese people, with local supermarkets, and there was no one around us speaking English. I speak Chinese, and for me I already felt like it was a struggle,” says Sun, who is now an associate at Outten & Golden. “But Felicity took it all in stride. I never heard her complain. She managed to go to the grocery store, continue her vegetarian meals (which is not easy in China), make it to and from work, and complete her internship. And she was perfectly seamless and graceful about it all.”

现在,康拉德带来同样的积极精神,她在骑士工作。 “幸福是一个伟大的概念思想家,非常明亮,并且不休亲切,”克里斯汀sonday,共同创始人和圣骑士的首席运营官说。 “她也导致与我们的使命真诚的爱和希望可以帮到别人。”

康拉德学分纽约大学的校训,“公共服务私立大学,”为她在骑士工作的灵感。 “最终,我们在做什么,正在努力建立桥梁,帮助私营机构般的律师事务所,法律学校,企业与公众利益的法律部门工作。私营部门是非常强大的,而且我相信它可以成为很好的和关闭帮助司法差距的有力工具。”

张贴2016年11月10日