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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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!

To learn more and get involved email us at

2023 Legal Design Derby

LANC Innovation Lab partners with Duke Center in Law and Tech and NCCU School of Law Tech Law and Policy Center on Legal Design Derby. For more info, visit

Talking About the Innovation Lab on Talk Justice