| design thinker | legal tech enthusiast | A2J researcher | legal educator.
Nicole Aylwin is a research fellow at the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she was the past co-director. Nicole currently sits on the Steering Committee of the Action Committee for Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters and is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where she teaches courses on access to justice, legal innovation and technology and legal services design. She is also a part-time Tribunal Member of the Condominium Authority Tribunal in Ontario.
As a passionate advocate for access to justice, Nicole spent two years as the Executive Director of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ), a national not-for-profit that works on issues of access to justice and civil justice reform and has led several local and national research projects that examine the cost, affordability and effectiveness of the civil justice system in Canada; she remains a Senior Research Fellow at the CFCJ. Her current work explores how human centered design can be used improve the delivery of legal services and examines the impacts of legal technology on the legal profession and access to justice.