We are proud to announce that our very own Josh Blandi was featured in a two part Forbes interview with Mary Juetten earlier this week. In part one of the interview, Josh and Mary covered several topics ranging from what it’s like to be a legaltech founder to favorite startup stories and more.
Here are a couple of the questions and answers from the interview:
Mary Juetten: What problem are you solving?
Josh Blandi:The problem is that court records are siloed and each court does things their own way. Each court stores and organizes records differently, uses different technologies, and has its own nomenclature. Retrieving data from the various courts is a cumbersome, time-consuming, and expensive. We’ve created an automated solution to aggregate and standardize court data across jurisdictions.
Simply put, we’re organizing court records to make them universally accessible and useful. We’re connecting businesses and consumers to the records they need and enable them to tap into the mountain of public data generated daily for analytics, business intelligence and development, background checks, research and many other innovative uses.
Juetten: Often people say you need to be an attorney to run a company in legal tech. What are your thoughts?
Blandi: From our experience, to run a LegalTech company, you don’t need to be an attorney. Domain expertise is less important than problem-solving, and engineers are good problem solvers. In Silicon Valley, physicists and engineers rule, and that will be the case one day soon in the LegalTech sphere, which underscores the importance of having people who know how to work with lots of data and are good problem solvers.
You can read the full interview here on Forbes.
We are also excited for part two of the interview, which focuses on the topic of access to justice. UniCourt is dedicated to improving access to justice in the legal system, and firmly believes in the importance of providing easy to access to meaningful court data and legal analytics along with the tools needed to track and proactively search for the cases that matter.