Erika Rickard is the Associate Director of Field Research at the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School. Before joining the Lab, Rickard worked in the Massachusetts courts as the state’s first Access to Justice Coordinator, developing policies, programs, and technology to improve access to justice for underserved communities. She previously represented MA state agencies in trial and appellate practice as an Assistant Attorney General, clerked on the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and worked as a Judicial Administration Fellow in the California court system. Ms. Rickard received her B.A. with honors from Mills College, and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.