Women of Legal Tech: Nicole Black

Nicole “Niki” Black describes herself as a “lawyer, author, speaker and analyst.” Black, 46, is based in Rochester, N.Y. where she is the legal technology evangelist at MyCase, which offers law practice management software.

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In the latest episode of Legaltech News’ series, “Women of Legal Tech,” Black discusses her career, including how she overcame sexist judges and took good risks.

For example, after graduating from law school, Black took an unpaid internship at Monroe County Public Defender’s Office in 1995 (while working as a waitress a the Olive Garden to make ends meet). She drafted the appellate brief, argued the appeal and won—reversing a murder conviction. She was hired in 1996, as an assistant public defender.


Read the profile here. (Registration required, but free.)

Monica Bay is a Fellow at CodeX and a freelance journalist. She is a member of the California bar.  If you know an inspiring women in legal tech, ping me at mbay@codex.stanford.edu. Twitter: @monicabay.

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