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.

Remote Write Code. Fight for Justice. In the U.S. alone, 86% of civil legal needs go unmet. Every day, individuals and families in our communities are battling issues of housing, immigration, food insecurity and racial justice without the legal representation they need to help them secure their rights. In the last year, COVID-19 and the ensuing economic crisis have made this need more critical than ever. At Paladin, we envision a future where a global network of…
Photo by Giammarco on Unsplash Executive Summary: This report analyses how a sample of stakeholders within the pro bono ecosystem and justice community think about and measure pro bono outcomes, and recommends the development of a strong, interoperable outcomes framework that is built on client-centered metrics. The methodology comprised interviews with 32 pro bono stakeholders within law firms and legal services organizations, a review of 22 Legal Services Corporation pro bono client impact stories, and…
I recently sat down with Rachel White-Domain, Director of the Women and Survivors Project at the Illinois Prison Project. Rachel has worked extensively with incarcerated women and specifically focuses on representing survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and sex trafficking. She is a leading expert in trauma-informed legal advocacy, and we had a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation about trauma-informed lawyering, how trauma impacts legal outcomes, and how to get started in using a trauma-informed…
How Pro Bono Technology Produces ROI Across Departments While pro bono is typically a priority at law firms, it is traditionally a low priority for tech investment since firms can view it as non-generating. 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 full scope “business case” for pro bono technology? Now that…
Remote About Paladin Paladin is a justice technology company serving the 5.1 billion people globally who lack access to justice, especially immigrants, minorities and women. Now in light of the COVID-19 and racial justice movement, legal assistance for those in need has never been more crucial. At Paladin, we are building a global network of attorneys and legal aid organizations to deliver pro bono services to low-income individuals at scale. We’ve built the first SaaS platform…
Current Issues at the Intersection of Tech and Justice With news breaking at the pace of your Twitter feed, it can be a challenge to keep up with all the important topics impacting our communities today. We asked each Paladin team member to take a moment for learning and reflection by choosing a brief article on a topic related to justice and technology, and to share their thoughts. Read on to see what we learned and…
Oftentimes, we’re told by in-house teams that they use existing company CSR software to manage their legal pro bono programs. While that might be convenient, general volunteerism platforms don’t manage engagement, legal nuances, and risk inherent in legal pro bono that they should to elevate your work. Here are 4 ways your CSR software could be hurting your legal pro bono program: Your Team Is Missing Out on Well-Aligned, Available *Legal* Pro Bono Opportunities in Real Time…
We often hear our firm partners express a desire to cultivate and expand connections with legal service providers — so we’ll be spotlighting some great LSOs using Paladin’s free referral tools, that you can partner with directly via Paladin, to make your pro bono program more robust and successful. For our first spotlight, we will take a deeper look at the work of National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) through the words of Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney…
Welcome Maya, Paladin’s Director of Product! We are thrilled to welcome Maya Bielinski, our newest Paladino, to the team. Maya joins us as Paladin’s Director of Product and brings a wealth of experience in law, product and data, hailing most recently from fellow legaltech company ROSS Intelligence. Residing in Toronto, Ontario, she is Paladin’s second Canadian (can you guess who the other canuck is?). We asked Maya a few questions to get to know her a little better!…
We are so pleased to welcome Eric Krawczyk, our newest Paladino, to the team. Hailing from Detroit, Eric is our third Midwesterner and first Michigander! He joins us as a Senior Software Engineer with a full stack portfolio — building user-facing functionality as well as backend infrastructure to help solve problems for our customers and partners. We asked Eric a few questions to learn more about him. Welcome Eric! Tell us about your background. Thank you, I’m thrilled…