Paladin, PBC

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.

We are beyond thrilled to share that Mitch Oram has joined Paladin as its first Enterprise Account Executive! Mitch has a breadth of experience across industries and notably helped grow early-stage Teem through its acquisition to WeWork a few years ago. As Paladin grows, we’re excited to couple Mitch’s expertise in solving problems for clients with his dedication to helping those in need. We asked Mitch a few questions to learn more about how his past…
The Paladin team recently joined the ABA/NLADA’s Equal Justice Conference to hear the latest about how organizations are managing legal aid in the time of COVID-19. Here are a few takeaways from a powerful event: Transformation was the theme of “Innovative Pro Bono Program — The Elusive Unicorn or an Attainable Goal?” Jeff Harvey, CEO of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, with Gretchen Slusser and Beth Johnson of consulting firm thredpartners, gave us a close-up look at…
Close Deals. Increase Access to Justice. In the U.S. alone, 86% of civil legal needs go unmet. Especially in light of COVID-19 and recent racial justice related issues, legal assistance for those in need has never been more crucial. 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. We are building a team of self-starters, design thinkers, and visionary coders to…
Curious about how COVID-19 and new racial justice initiatives are affecting pro bono? Here are 5 data-backed pro bono trends from H1 2020 In light of COVID-19 and George Floyd’s death, an unprecedented number of law firms have made commitments to ramping up pro bono, general community service work, and racial equity initiatives to help close the gap for those in need. We took a look at Q1 and Q2 2020 data in Paladin to…
Today, we’re excited to announce a partnership with ChIPs, a nonprofit organization that advances and connects women in technology, law and policy. Through the nationwide disaster relief pro bono portal developed jointly with the ABA Young Lawyers Division’s Disaster Legal Services Program (DLS) and Paladin, the partnership will help ChIPs’ 3,500 members across the public and private sector connect with pro bono work in their communities. “Given how engaged ChIPs members are with current events…
In the wake of the tragic and wrongful death of George Floyd, and the countless innocent lives taken before him, the Paladin team stands in solidarity to change the deep history of injustice toward Black communities in America. We are committed to working as an ally to achieve equal access to justice, especially for the people of color, immigrants, and other communities that have been systematically excluded. As an immediate step in the aftermath of…
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been in awe of the medical professionals, first responders, cleaning crews, grocery workers, delivery men and women, public servants, and others who are on the front lines of COVID-19. Unfortunately, in addition to a health crisis, we’re now beginning to see the pandemic’s drastic legal ramifications to those in need. Individuals are having to navigate unlawful evictions, loss of wages and benefits, delays in court proceedings, and domestic violence…
Photo by Andrew Neel As a remote company, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to leverage technology to both increase pro bono work and effectively scale as a team. So as law firms, in-house teams, and legal services organizations work to transition to the new (remote) normal, we’d like to share a few tips we’ve learned to keep your pro bono program running strong: Get organized. Keeping track of what needs to get done…
At Paladin, we’re lucky to be able to work remotely with minimal impact during COVID-19, but we know many others don’t have that luxury. The outbreak might worsen pro bono clients’ economic and legal situations, the very communities we seek to serve. In light of that, we’re encouraging law firms, corporate teams, and lawyers to continue supporting access to justice from afar: Take on a remote pro bono case: Whether it’s helping veterans receive disability benefits,…
In the early days of a startup like Paladin, you’re trying to figure out who your customers are and how your product can help them. In this phase, startup engineering is often optimized for shipping code — we want to get new ideas out the door quickly to unlock new customer segments and test new value propositions. This, of course, comes at a cost. Technical debt can accrue, processes are left wanting and architecture ad hoc.…