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Our purpose is to empower clients to deliver effective justice.

Our story

EDT was founded in Australia in 2002.

EDT is a privately owned company that has expanded organically over two decades.

We continually invest in research and development to stay at the edge of evidence management innovation. 

EDT is internationally respected in the justice sector.

Our experts have delivered solutions and advice to regulators, prosecutors, justice departments, and courts – over many years, around the world.

Our experienced justice technologists are based in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 

EDT is proudly woman-owned.

We celebrate diversity and inclusion and have a strong social conscience – we always try to do the right thing.

We build deep relationships and inspire collaboration.

We understand that delivering justice effectively requires harmony between people, processes, and technology.

We work with you to enhance workflows, foster best practice, and facilitate change using collaborative tools and methodologies.  

EDT leadership team


Jo Sherman

CEO and Founder

Jo drives EDT’s strategy and product vision. Over the past 30 years, she has been at the forefront of technology and law innovation, engaging as a technology advisor and consultant to courts, justice agencies, and international law firms as well as founding and directing three legal tech companies.

In 2002 she founded EDT, with the aim to develop specialist software to re-engineer litigation and investigation workflows.

Jo has been a strategic advisor to many courts and justice agencies, including the council of Chief Justices of Australia and New Zealand and the Canadian Judicial Council. She is also engaged regularly to speak about justice technology issues.

Jo has raised three children and enjoys endurance running with a personal best marathon time of three hours.

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Stefanie Hill

Chief Commercial Officer

Stefanie leads EDT’s commercial team with a focus on executing the business and financial strategies and championing compliance and risk management. She has been integral to EDT for over a decade.

Before EDT, Stefanie worked as a project manager and business analyst with the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General. She was the program manager for the Future Courts Program and an eTrial Business Analyst.

Stefanie is an avid cyclist and runner. She enjoys nurturing her two children, who are both talented young athletes, and competing in sporting events with her triathlete husband.


Dr Paul Hunter

Chief Data Scientist

Paul drives EDT’s product innovation, pushing the envelope towards best practice in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing.

He is a PhD–qualified mathematician who played a key role in the design, development, and popularisation of predictive coding in Australia and the United States. He speaks frequently on the application of machine learning and AI in law and was an expert advisor in the earliest reported applications of predictive coding in the Australian courts.

Paul originally studied astrophysics, completing his PhD investigating the absorption of solar oscillations by sunspots at Monash University. He enjoys the occasional break from all things digital with 35mm film photography.


Scott Morgan

Head of Engineering

Scott leads EDT’s engineering and quality assurance teams, drawing on his extensive experience working with diverse and geographically dispersed technologists. He is a highly credentialled software engineer and team leader with more than two decades of experience in the tech sector, most of that in legal technology.

He has impressive communication, leadership, and mentoring skills, and a track record of delivering commercially successful software solutions.

Scott lives in Seattle with his wife and three children. He enjoys competing in triathlons, hiking, and trail running in the Pacific Northwest.


Phil Smith

Head of Client Experience

Phil’s multifaceted role at EDT brings our clients’ perspectives to product management, data science, consulting, and business process innovation.

Phil has managed complex multijurisdictional data challenges for investigations, data breaches, and regulatory responses. He has extensive experience using machine learning and sentiment analysis technologies and developing solutions for managing emerging structured and unstructured data for regulatory investigations and litigation.

Before joining EDT, Phil worked in the global eDiscovery industry for 20 years in senior management and technical roles, including his most recent role as Associate Director eDiscovery at global law firm Ashurst.

Phil lives in Melbourne and travels extensively to engage with our international clients and team.

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Dr Allison Stanfield

Chief Legal and Operations Officer

Allison draws on 26 years’ experience as a lawyer and business owner to deliver workable solutions and strategic outcomes for EDT’s operations internationally. She also fills the role of General Counsel.

Allison has consulted extensively to courts and tribunals on the implementation of e-contracts, e-signatures, and eDiscovery within Australia and internationally. She has published extensively on electronic evidence and completed a PhD in this field in 2015. She founded litigation services company in 2000 and her own legal practice in 2014.

Allison enjoys competing in triathlons and equestrian events. She owns and runs a farm with her husband, with cows, horses, chickens, and peacocks. She is the proud mum of two teenage daughters.


Why the zebra?

The zebra is an icon for our values: 

Distinctive. Nimble. Authentic.

These values reflect the way we design our solutions and the way we interact with clients and each other.


Advisory services are a core part of our solution.

Each consultative engagement with a client is built on deep expertise in civil and criminal justice. We’ve fine-tuned our methodologies over many enterprise-wide engagements to continually improve and deliver deployment excellence.


Our technology and methodologies are flexible, configurable, and adaptable by design, to meet our clients’ unique needs and nuanced integration requirements.

We pride ourselves on our ability to respond quickly to new opportunities and work with clients to address their unanticipated challenges.

As a team, we encourage new ideas and creativity.


We collaborate with clients to become trusted colleagues, exceed their expectations, and look beyond what they want to deliver what they really need.

We communicate openly and honestly to build trusted, long-term relationships with you. We nurture understanding through clarity in our communications, our workflows, and our user interface.

We care

EDT is a zebra, not a unicorn. We’re not looking for magical returns from exponential growth or brilliant IPO yields. Our business growth comes from credible word-of-mouth recommendations from satisfied clients.

We keep a low profile to respect the sensitive, confidential nature of our client engagements and to mitigate security and privacy risks.
We respect and look after each other and we care more about people than numbers.