The story of us
Our success is measured by the success of those we serve.
Bridging the gap
FJTC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, funded by The Florida Bar Foundation in partnership with The Florida Bar, and established to increase access to justice through the innovative use of technology. To do this, we create online tools and mobile applications that address the many civil legal needs of Florida’s most vulnerable populations – needs such as safe and sufficient housing, employment discrimination, immigration, family matters (i.e., divorce, custody and child support), access to quality healthcare, veterans benefits and elder affairs.
Founded in 2014, we are a completely virtual organization, with independent contractors all across the country. As a result, we’re able to select the very best talent, allowing us to bring a wide-range of talent, skill and expertise to our projects and it’s reflected in the work we do. This collaborative approach is at the heart of every project and it is what enables us to provide innovative solutions to the long-standing justice gap.
How we work
Every resource we create addresses a specific need within the legal aid community, and our design is always driven by that goal.
We partner with legal aid services programs and advocates to ensure we’re meeting the needs of the communities we serve.
While our mission is focused, our resources are diverse, allowing us to provide innovative solutions to the long-standing justice gap.
We use cutting-edge technology to create better design and user interfaces, so we can deliver plain language content and clearer pathways to solutions.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
Joyce is the 2009 recipient of the Innovations in Equal Justice Award presented at the ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference for her work with technology and legal services programs.
Director of Research
Laura is a technology researcher with more than 20 years of experience in gathering data—in the business, nonprofit, and foundation worlds—and translating it into formats for decision making.
Emily earned her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and received her Master’s in grantwriting and management from Florida Gulf Coast University.
Advocate Community Engagement Manager
Alison has a BA from Florida State University in Humanities, a law degree from Florida State University College of Law, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida.
Heather works with all of our team members in a variety of capacities. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas A&M with a BA in International Studies and a minor in Japanese.
Sam is a Tampa lawyer who decided to teach himself to code, because he believes that technology can help bridge the access-to-justice gap. He’s currently pursuing his PMP designation and was a Fastcase 50 recipient in 2017.
Legal Content Manager
Jessica is our Legal Content Manager for Florida Law Help. She has an extensive background in child advocacy and just recently returned from Yemen where she was doing international aid work.
Brandon Thomas is FJTC’s newest developer. He brings more than 16 years of business analysis, analytics, and solution architecting experience to the team.
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