Clio’s Cloud Conference will kick off in Chicago next week. As part of our coverage of the conference, we’ll be featuring quick interviews with some of the speakers this week.
First up, Sarah Glassmeyer, a librarian, lawyer, and advocate of justice. Currently working as a research fellow in the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, she is a passionate believer in the idea that access to information is access to justice, and has done research covering the accessibility and openness of law on the Internet and seeks to find ways to make it more useable to the average citizen.
How did you first get into law, specifically, access to justice?
By accident, really. I’m one of those people that went to law school for all the wrong reasons – I had always done well in school, I had a general urge to do some thing “useful” in life, and I had no idea what being a lawyer really meant. I became a librarian after law school and I really didn’t get into Access to Justice until then. I was working with the people that fell through the Access to Justice gap and saw first hand the failures of the system.
What makes you so passionate about it?
What’s the greatest challenge in your work today?
What’s the one single message you’ll want to leave with the Clio Con audience members?