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Together we can close the justice gap. Millions of people and nonprofits need pro bono legal help, and there are 1.3 million lawyers in America who can lend a hand. We believe that by making it easier for lawyers to connect with pro bono that they’re passionate about, we can increase the impact of pro bono and make the world a more just place.

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Account Manager, Legal Services Organizations (Remote opportunity.) Access to justice is a huge, global problem. In the U.S., 86% of civil legal issues for low-income Americans go unresolved, even though there are 1.3 million lawyers to assist. At Paladin, we envision a future where a global network of attorneys and legal organizations work together to deliver pro bono services to low-income individuals and nonprofits. We are building a diverse team of dreamers, design thinkers, visionary coders…
At Paladin, we help lawyers find pro bono work that’s well aligned with their interests and background with the goal of increasing access to justice. After some 2019 number crunching, we found four data-driven trends that guide how lawyers search for and choose pro bono that should help increase engagement in 2020: If you’re looking to raise awareness of pro bono opportunities, send out emails on Wednesdays and Thursdays. At Paladin, we tested initial email digest…
ILTACON19 Women Who Lead panel: Brianna Leung, Melanie Prevost, Justice Tanya R. Kennedy, and Michele Gossmeyer The legal industry is dominated by white men, although women and diverse attorneys are entering the profession in higher rates every year. The 2019 American Bar Association Profile of the Legal Profession reports that in 2018, women comprised over 52% of entering law school classes, and people of color represented over 27%. Despite that, 85% of the legal profession…
How do you best help an existing ecosystem? How can a justice technology company best deploy technology to increase justice? Not in a vacuum, that’s for sure. This month, we’re thrilled to be releasing Paladin (beta) for legal service organizations. The culmination of over 12 months of collaborative research, consultation and design, the tool is now available to those organizations working with Paladin’s existing partners. Using a simple referral mechanism designed to aid in the recruitment…
Photo by Helloquence When it comes to pro bono, most law firms view it as a key part of their practice, but traditionally don’t invest significant technology resources since it’s not a “revenue generating” department of the firm. Accordingly, Paladin is often asked by law firm business development teams about the ROI of pro bono innovation outside of the core pro bono function. In other words: what is the “business case” for pro bono technology?…
Photo by David Kennedy During the 2018–2019 academic year, Paladin had the privilege of helping students from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law manage their pro bono work. We were blown away by their incredible engagement and asked a few of Northwestern’s Class of 2019 Public Service Stars about their most impactful pro bono experience: Post Army Deployment, Assisting an Afghan Interpreter with a Visa Application: The most impactful pro bono project I worked on, and continue…
Today, we are excited to share that Ilana Flemming has joined Paladin as its first Account Manager, working with pro bono teams across law firms, corporations, and legal services organizations to support their pro bono work. Ilana’s legal services expertise through her work with Cabrini Green Legal Aid in Chicago, coupled with her background working in non-profit policy advocacy and advocating on Capitol Hill for laws that improve the health and safety of women, brings…
Photo by Alexis Brown During the 2018–2019 academic year, Paladin had the privilege of helping students from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law manage their pro bono work. We were blown away by their incredible engagement and asked a few of Northwestern’s Class of 2019 Public Service Stars about their favorite part of doing pro bono work: Getting to know and building trust with clients: My favorite part of doing pro bono work is getting to know clients. The…
In the midst of immigrants being detained in unsafe and unsanitary conditions in record numbers, and reports of ICE raids planned across the country, many of us have been asking how we can help. Here are 3 ways you can help immigrants — this weekend and beyond: 1. Know Your Rights & Ensure Others Know Theirs Immigrants have rights, and many fantastic legal service organizations have published resources to educate immigrants on these rights and prepare them for interactions…
Northwestern Law Class of 2019 Public Service Stars on What Inspired Them to Take on Pro Bono Work During the 2018–2019 academic year, Paladin had the privilege of helping students from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law manage their pro bono work. We were blown away by their incredible engagement and asked a few of Northwestern’s Class of 2019 Public Service Stars what inspired them to take on pro bono: On making a substantive impact: I decided to…