EP 89 – Nicole Clark – Utilizing Data Analytics to Make Credible Decisions for Your Firm

Nicole Clark is the Founder and CEO of Trellis Research Inc. Nicole is a Litigator and practiced a lot at the state court level doing employment and class action work. She couldn’t believe how difficult it was to get information at the state court level. Often, Nicole was an associate tasked with anecdotes and making strategic decisions – it blew her away that they were making strategic recommendations based on anecdata when there is a ton of data on the judges. She talked about the gap-in-data with some software developer friends to start mining data from the courts she appeared in most often. It was a game-changer in her practice and was so valuable to her. It gave her the courage to jump from practicing to bring Trellis to other litigators because having that data was a huge competitive advantage as a state court practitioner.

Check out Trellis at www.tellis.law or reach out to Nicole directly at nicole@trellis.law or find her on Twitter at @nicole_a_clark.

On This Episode, We Discuss …

• Most Common Ways People Use Technology When They are Not Necessarily Tech-Savvy
• Other Sources and Variables of Data that are Consequential in Making Decisions
• Giving Insight to Attorneys to Understand Some of the Judges’ Niche Things
• Where is the ‘Gray Area’ Line Drawn for Public Data?
• The Ethics for What Attorneys are Required to Do

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