NosterLex is an online legal marketplace which connects legal service providers with individuals and businesses in need of legal services. Our legal service providers range from fully-fledged lawyers to paralegals, consultants, graduates and even students – anyone with legal knowledge that is capable of sharing their know-how with others. Clients can be from anywhere in the world and will have access to a database full of legal service providers, organized by ratings and reviews from past cases, and can publish their case on the Marketplace for the LSPs to bid on. This environment allows for non-lawyers to provide legal services at below market prices and compete with high-priced lawyers, opening up the legal market to a greater portion of society and making better use of the current legal market, saturated with law school graduates. Moreover, NosterLex is not only a Marketplace – it is a Community that gives value to all its members. Content shall be shared giving advice on a vast array of legal topics, helping our members with their most common problems – for free.
Over 30 million low-income Americans with civil (non-criminal) legal problems can’t find legal representation each year. Unlawfully lose your apartment, your job, or custody of your kids? If you’re a low-income individual in the US, chances are you’d be out of luck: market rate for an attorney is over $250/hour, and there is no Constitutional right to an attorney outside of criminal law. Esqalate is an Orange County-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit startup that operates a pioneering web platform aimed at bridging the Access to Justice Gap – Proboknow.com. Proboknow connects low-income clients with attorneys looking to gain practical experience; the attorneys work pro bono, and are guided through their cases by more experienced attorney mentors. The idea is to allow newer attorneys and attorneys looking to transition practice areas to gain the practical experience they need while helping those in need. New attorneys are struggling to break into the profession; close to half of them can't find full-time legal employment even 10 months after graduation from law school. So their need, just like the need of the low-income clients on our platform, is also strong. But, Proboknow is also for those attorneys who have no interest in gaining practical experience and just want to give back through pro bono - for each and every attorney interested in pro bono, we provide a much more convenient and efficient way to find and connect with pro bono clients, as well as to find the help and resources needed during pro bono representation. So far, with very limited resources (all three cofounders – two attorneys and a tech cofounder - have been working full-time on an unpaid basis), Proboknow has been able to provide roughly $85,000 worth of legal services to over 40 clients. Numbers aside, this legal representation has been hugely life-impacting - on issues ranging from child custody to wrongful eviction. Proboknow launched in beta version in 2016; the optimized version of the Proboknow platform will be launching within in a month. Esqalate is currently a startup team at UC Irvine’s Wayfinder incubator. It recently beat out 41 other startup teams to win the UC Irvine Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation’s “Designing Solutions for Poverty” startup competition, and also won UC Irvine’s “Most Potential for Societal Impact” startup award.
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AsiaLawNetwork’s mission is to enable people in Asia to make better and more confident decisions in their lives and build stronger businesses by efficiently and effectively connecting customers to the right legal advice quickly and affordably. Removing barriers and friction to connect more people with the right legal advice affordably is at the heart of everything we do. We will do this by organizing the information on a fragmented legal industry and providing anyone with better information and in doing so create a better way to get legal help.
Nyaaya is India's first legal-tech and legal-education non-profit. Nyaaya uses a legislative mark-up language, Akoma Ntoso in capturing and managing federal and state level laws of India. It also uses technology and design principles in developing simple language explainers and guides for a wide variety of Indian laws.