Greater Boston Legal Services
Quinten Steenhuis is a senior housing attorney, systems administrator, and developer at Greater Boston Legal Services, where he has worked since 2008. Quinten is also the founder of Lemma Legal (lemmalegal.com), a software consultancy for law firms and small businesses, and an adjunct professor at Suffolk Law School.
Quinten has practiced housing and eviction defense law since 2008, and has been a professional programmer and web application developer since 2001. Quinten’s work includes the use of technology to lower barriers for participation in the legal system for pro se tenants and to increase efficiency and ease of access for both legal aid and private clients. He is a well-known expert in and evangelist of the open source technology platform Docassemble.
Quinten is an active member of his local community, serving as an appointed member of the City of Cambridge’s Recycling Advisory Committee, serving on the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission’s working group on housing, founding a neighborhood political action group, and serving as the long-time president of a Scrabble club in Somerville, MA. He received his B.Sc. in Logic and Computation with an additional B.Sc. in Political Science from Carnegie Mellon University and J.D. from Cornell Law School.
Quinten’s technology projects can be viewed on GitHub (github.com/nonprofittechy) and on his personal website (nonprofittechy.com).