Jacqueline G. Schafer


Jacqueline Schafer is the Founder and CEO of ClearBrief, a platform transforming how participants in the justice system interact with litigation documents in order to improve the quality of writing and case outcomes. Jacqueline was recognized by VentureBeat as one of four semi-finalists for the 2020 Women in AI Rising Star award for founding ClearBrief, as well as for her law review article describing how AI and natural language processing (NLP) will transform government social services. Before joining the startup world and founding Clearbrief, Jacqueline served as Senior Director, Program Counsel for the national child welfare nonprofit Casey Family Programs, advising on Casey’s data-informed consulting and agreements with state agencies across the country. Prior to that role, she served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Washington and Alaska Attorney General’s Offices, where she specialized in appellate practice and complex litigation. Jacqueline began her career as a litigation associate at the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison, which is recognized as the #1 U.S. litigation firm. She is a founding board member of the Washington State CASA Association, which trains volunteer advocates for foster youth, and a board member of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. She also serves as an advisor to two AI organizations focused on social impact AI innovation, Microsoft-backed startup X4Impact and Think of Us.

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Tech Company Project Management Techniques that Litigators Should Steal

We’ve all had times where we’re scrambling to make a litigation deadline–trying to incorporate those last comments from the client, finding that exact line in the transcript to support your argument, and building in enough time for your paralegal and legal assistant to clean up the formatting. Project management was never taught in law school, […]

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