Software Developer, Stanford Legal Design Lab, Stanford Law School
Metin Eskili recently joined the Legal Design Lab as its developer and technologist. A full-stack developer who builds access to justice technology for the Lab, his first main project is in machine learning, an exploratory project that feeds into a much larger, multi-year Access to Justice/AI effort, training a machine to be able to recognize different families of legal issues, or even very fine-grained specific issues. A small initial task seeks to correctly classify official, court or legal aid self-help resources, with an ultimate aim to connect people more directly to the best legal resource to fit their particular legal issue. Toward this end, Metin has built a scraper to go through all of the court and statewide legal self-help websites, gathering guides, forms, FAQs, decision trees and other materials that have been published by courts and legal aid groups, to help people without lawyers get through court processes.