Innovation Lab

Innovating Access to Justice

Human Centered, Collaborative, Transformative Services


The mission of the Lab is to engage in transformative innovation that improves the delivery of legal services, expands access to justice and addresses inequity in the delivery of legal services in rural areas.


A dedicated hub for identifying and implementing new solutions for bridging the justice gap.


The Lab will bring together clients, community partners, law schools, staff, and justice tech experts to pursue projects that integrate technology and design best practices into legal service delivery that improves access to justice.

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Scheree Gilchrist, Chief Innovation Officer

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Samantha Pittman, Program Manager, Engagement, Development, and Grants

Lidya Vincent, Innovation Fellow

Advisory Board

Jeff Kelly, Advisory Board Chair

Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

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Jeff Ward, Advisory Board Member

Duke Law

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Sonja Ebron, Advisory Board Member

PhD electrical engineer and former college professor

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Diane Littlejohn, Advisory Board Member

North Carolina Central University School of Law

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Pegeen Turner, Advisory Board Member

Legal Cloud Technology

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Caitlin Moon, Advisory Board Member

Vanderbilt Law School

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Maya Markovich, Advisory Board Member

Justice Technology Association

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Camille Stell, Advisory Board Member

Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services

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Natalie Knowlton, Advisory Board Member

Founder of Access to Justice Ventures

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Warren Savage, Advisory Board Member

Lawyers Mutual

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Joseph Garner, Advisory Board Member

American Bar Association

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Matt Miller, Advisory Board Member


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Partner with us

At our Innovation Lab, we believe in the power of collaboration to drive meaningful change and progress. Companies and individuals alike have the opportunity to partner with us to harness the latest technologies and creative thinking to tackle complex challenges and explore new possibilities.

Whether you’re a startup looking to scale, a corporation seeking innovative solutions, or an individual with a passion for innovation, we invite you to sign up using the form below.

Internship Opportunities

Legal Aid of NC is expanding its MLK program to include an opportunity for an intern to work alongside Legal Aid of NC’s Chief Innovation Officer in LANC’s Innovation Lab (LIL). The law student intern will work work with our Chief Innovation officer and program staff to identify and design new solutions and best practices that improves our delivery of legal services.

Our unique service model combines innovations with local, accessible offices that are staffed with passionate and talented attorneys, paralegals and support staff who are experts in their practice area.

This approach ensures that every vulnerable North Carolinian has access to the best advocacy possible. But we cannot do this alone!

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LawNext: How One Legal Aid Program Is Creating A Culture Of Innovation To Enhance Access to Justice

Talking About the Innovation Lab on Talk Justice