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Entrepreneurship

Laura Kistemaker

COO, Uitelkaar.nl/Justice42

Netherlands

Bio

Laura Kistemaker is co-founder and COO of Justice42. Justice42 is a legal tech company that developed the online divorce platform Uitelkaar.nl. Previously, Laura worked at The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law. There she was involved in Uitelkaar.nl’s predecessor Rechtwijzer and in various other innovative legal projects. 

Contributions to Legal Tech

Laura has been a driving force behind legal tech integration into the justice system, and bringing online dispute resolution to the market for more than six years. Her company has enabled more than 2000 couples in Europe and North America to navigate their divorce in a modern, less burdensome, and less costly way – from the initial stage all the way to the end of formalisation in court. She has been pioneering way ahead of the ODR curve and is a global leading example for any court initiative to integrate technology in their procedures. Laura’s leadership has uniquely led to legal tech with all the right balances: between technology and personal care, between do-it-yourself and professional support, and between standardised technology and tailored services. 

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