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Attorney Kimball Parker and BYU's LawX Program Earn National Attention
January 30, 2018


Kimball Dean Parker, an associate in the firm’s Salt Lake City office, oversees LawX, a legal design lab at BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School that creates products and other solutions addressing the pressing issues relating to access of legal services. 

Each fall semester, the LawX program strives to solve a legal issue that makes the law inaccessible in Utah. The first and recently-completed LawX project, lead by Kimball and including a group of BYU law students, was the creation of SoloSuit.com, a free online tool that allows users to address their debt-collection law suits without having to hire a lawyer. 

This recent LawX project has received local and national media coverage, including the following outlets:

• Salt Lake Tribune: https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/01/30/byu-law-students-create-online-tool-to-help-utahns-fight-debt-collectors-in-court-without-a-lawyer

• Fast Company: https://www.fastcompany.com/40518321/publishing-1-24-6am-debt-lawsuits-are-complicated-this-website-makes-them-simpler-to-navigate

• ABA Journal: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/byu_law_takes_on_debt_collection_epidemic_with_new_online_tool

• National Jurist: http://www.nationaljurist.com/national-jurist-magazine/byu-law-students-launch-lawxs-first-product-solosuit

• Bob Ambrogi: https://www.lawsitesblog.com/2018/01/byu-laws-lawx-lab-releases-first-project-online-tool-address-debt-collection-defaults.html

• Legal Tech News: https://www.law.com/legaltechnews/sites/legaltechnews/2018/01/24/byus-lawx-rolls-out-complaint-answering-aid-aimed-at-debt-collection/

• Utah Business Magazine: https://utahbusiness.com/byu-law-develops-free-online-tool-solosuit-address-debt-collection-epidemic/

• Daily Herald: http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/byu-law-lab-creates-turbotax-like-product-to-help-those/article_7797e501-69e4-524a-b532-37f73e42c2a2.html