Mike Carlson is an attorney and founder of Gray Paper Legal, LLC. Mike uses a variety of subscription and free legal research services to efficiently deliver quality research results. Mike honed his research expertise at Thomson Reuters where he served 10 years as Reference Staff Attorney. Mike was Attorney Editor of the practicelaw library at the Minnesota State Bar Association. Mike delivered CLEs and was the host of the MSBA’s Legal Business as Usual webcast. Mike built document and workflow automations using the Afterpattern platform and most recently served as Template Specialist at Lawyaw, a Clio company.

Ed: Mike has his JD from William Mitchell College of Law (2003) and his MA from Goddard College (2015 Thesis: Online Games as Institutions of Dissent: How Online Games Might Model Better Access to Justice)

Where to find Mike when he’s not in his office: A neighborhood watering hole; probably Good Times, Kyatchi, Tap Society, butter, Five Watt, or the CFPA lounge.

Armen Stromquist is founder and owner of Creative Data Solutions, LLC and partner at Gray Paper Legal. Armen builds workflow and document templates using Gavel, DocAssemble, Lawyaw, and Afterpattern, among others. Armen also created AI chatbots, data visualizations, and other custom automated solutions for businesses within and without the legal industry.

Ed: Armen has a Master of Science in Data Science with a graduate certificate in Artificial Intelligence from the University of St. Thomas.

Where to find Armen when he’s not in his office: Disc Golf course.

Karen Westwood

is Director of the Hennepin County Law Library in Minneapolis, MN.  Her background is in law firm, government and academic law libraries.  She also practiced law for a short time in a corporate and securities group.  She is passionate about meaningful access to justice, equity in our society, knitting, cooking and, of course, reading.

Ed: Karen’s J.D. is from Hamline University School of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) and her M.S. in Library and Information Science is from the University of Illinois.

Where to find Karen when she’s not at the library:  Gopher women’s basketball game, on her bike, or at a local taproom tasting whatever is currently on tap.

Disclaimer:  Karen’s opinions are her own and do not represent Hennepin County.