Kelechi Achinonu is a Nigerian lawyer who is passionate about the fusion of law and technology to provide access to justice for all. Her work as the Regional Head of The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL), West Africa involves designing and implementing programmes to make justice user-friendly, contributing to HiLL’s mission of ensuring 150 million people are able to resolve their most pressing justice problems by 2030.
She trained as a software engineer and has led product development efforts at the foremost legal-tech company in Nigeria. The products she has built has made it easy for lawyers to have access to digitised law reports and judgements in Nigeria.
She is also the founder of Techlawyered; a media-tech platform that advocates for more tech inclusion in law and highlights profiles of builders in the justice ecosystem in Africa. She also leads Legal Hackers Lagos, a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, designers, and technologists who develop creative solutions to the most pressing issues at the intersection of law & technology.
Kelechi is passionate about financing justice as it is only when these solutions are well-financed that they can scale to reach millions of people and grow to be sustainable businesses.