At a time when the access to justice movement, and indeed the legal services sector overall is experiencing enormous challenges, I am excited to announce the appointment of two new board members. Jack Newton – CEO & Co-Founder of Clio and Frank Torres-Director of Public Policy at Microsoft, bring unique backgrounds with diverse experiences that make them an asset to Pro Bono Net’s Board of Directors and to our organization as a whole.

Jack saw an unmet need and turned it into an award-winning company that’s proven itself a market-leader in the legal community. He has spearheaded efforts to transform the practice of law, for good, and empower lawyers as they deliver their crucial services to their clients. Over the last decade, Jack has become an internationally recognized writer and speaker on the legal industry, client centricity, and the benefits of cloud computing. As the COVID-19 pandemic challenged the legal community, Jack created a disaster relief program to help law firms navigate the difficulties that lie ahead, reinforcing Clio’s commitment to serving its community.

Microsoft has been a long-time partner with Pro Bono Net, and the addition of Frank builds on its commitment to give back. His work at Microsoft focuses on the intersection of privacy and public policy. He’s led the effort to advance public understanding of the link between big data and civil rights.  Collaborating with activists, researchers, policy makers, and community and business leaders, he’s worked to create a better understanding of data-driven discrimination and the risks they present in introducing new sources of bias. Focused on the responsible development and deployment of AI, Frank is an advocate for raising the bar for corporate responsibility.

Pro Bono Net is fortunate to have its experience, knowledge and expertise significantly increase with Jack and Frank joining the board. As we continue developing cutting-edge technology solutions and fostering legal collaboration across the nation, they will help us shape the future of civil legal service delivery for years to come.

Please help me welcome Jack and Frank and visit our site to see their full bio’s and the complete board of directors’ listing.