Kristen Sonday


Kristen is the co-founder and COO at Paladin, whose mission is to increase access to justice while helping legal teams run more efficient pro bono programs. In her role, she works with law firms, in-house teams, and bar associations to leverage technology to streamline their pro bono work.

Kristen also co-chairs the Legal Services Corporation's Emerging Leaders Council, which focuses on raising awareness of the value of legal aid. In her free time, she also speaks and writes extensively about diversity in the legaltech and access to justice communities.

As a result of her work, Kristen has served as a Fellow for Stanford’s Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program, a Google for Entrepreneurs Code2040 Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and was named an ABA Legal Rebel and Fastcase 50 honoree.

My Sessions

Bridging the Justice Gap: AI and A2J

Grand Ballroom B

AI promises to provide legal solutions to the millions of consumers who cannot afford attorneys. What are the tools available now and what can we look forward to? This session includes both the practical – what you can use in limited scope representation situations – and pie-in-the-sky ruminations.

Artificial Intelligence