Women of Legal Tech: Nicole Clark Explains That, If You Want a Seat at the Table, You Might Have to Make the Table Yourself

There’s a shortage of women in science, technology, engineering and math. But within the legal tech community, there are many women with thriving careers. Legaltech News presents our latest “STEM Cell” profile. Alma Asay recently interviewed Nicole Clark.

This profile is a continuation of the Women of Legal Tech series originally published by Editor Monica Bay “in order to inspire girls, women (and men).” From July through September, we’ll feature women who have founded legal tech companies.

What is your name and role?

Nicole Clark, CEO of Trellis

What is your company’s origin story?

I was a litigator practicing in state trial courts and couldn’t believe how difficult it was to access information on state trial court judges or get better insights on opposing counsel’s prior cases. I began aggregating data in the courts across California in which I was appearing. Armed with this data, my motion win rate improved dramatically. It became obvious that I had stumbled upon a massive opportunity. I jumped from practice in 2018 to devote my full-time effort to building Trellis—a single, structured, unified system to search and gather insights across the US State Trial Courts.

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