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IV Ashton

President & Founder
Chicago, Illinois
IV Ashton has spent his 20-year legal career leveraging technology to increase access to justice for vulnerable populations throughout the World. Mr. Ashton began his legal career working internationally, applying technology to promote the rule of law. Mr. Ashton oversaw the development of the Kosovo War Crimes Database (documenting human rights violations in Kosovo), as well as several online tools for various Ministries of Justice throughout the Balkans, to help strengthen emerging legal systems. In 1999 Mr. Ashton co-founded Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO), a leading website in the US that provides important legal resources to pro se litigants, pro bono attorneys, and legal aid attorneys. In 2001, Mr. Ashton founded LegalServer, a web-based case management platform used by hundreds of nonprofit agencies and public defenders. LegalServer has the singular purpose of helping those who cannot afford attorneys by leveraging technology to overcome the complexities and inefficiencies of our legal system. Most recently, Mr. Ashton created houston.ai, a web-based platform applying machine learning to automate and streamline legal processes for vulnerable populations throughout the United States.