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.

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.…
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…