The law firm Wilson Sonsini today announced the launch of SixFifty, a software subsidiary that will develop automated tools designed to make legal processes more efficient and affordable for individuals, small businesses and emerging companies.

Named to lead the new subsidiary are Kimball Dean Parker as president and Lincoln Porter as CTO.

Parker is the lawyer who developed the innovative LawX design lab at BYU Law School together with the school’s dean, D. Gordon Smith.  (I have written a number of posts about LawX, which you can find here.) Under Parker’s mentorship, the LawX lab last year released SoloSuit, an online tool to help those who cannot afford legal services respond to debt collection lawsuits.

Parker (left) with the inaugural LawX class in 2017.

At the law firm Parsons Behle & Latimer in Salt Lake City, Parker and Porter formed an innovation subsidiary, Parsons Behle Lab, where they developed GDPR IQ, a tool that generates all the legal documents a company needs to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Parker and Porter also developed CO/COUNSEL,a legal crowdsourcing website, which garnered tens of thousands of contributions and is used by law schools across the U.S. and U.K.

SixFifty’s first product, targeted for the spring, will be SixFifty Privacy, a tool for businesses to to assess and plan their compliance with California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). When it takes effect next January, the CCPA will set guidelines for the collection, use, disclosure and sale of personal information. SixFifty Privacy will provide a set of automated CCPA tools, developed based on guidance from experts in WSGR’s Privacy and Data Protection practice group.

After that, Parker tells me, SixFifty will turn its attention to a series of access-to-justice issues.

SixFifty is headquarter in Lehi, Utah.

Photo of Bob Ambrogi Bob Ambrogi

Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.