Remote, U.S. 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…
We are thrilled to welcome Kahla Marshall, our newest Paladina, to the team! Kahla joins us as an Operations Associate and has a strong background and hospitality and ops management. She is a born and bred Chicagoan, where she resides with her adorable baby, Noah. We can’t wait for you to meet her: Kahla, we’re thrilled to have you on board! Tell us about your background. I’m ecstatic to join the team! My 10 years in…
Circa Paladin’s founding, back in 2016! When we started Paladin around 5 years ago, we knew that building technology to scale justice was a big idea, but there was no blueprint for building a justice tech company. The concept for Paladin grew from a pro bono case Felicity took on as a junior associate, where her client — a Colombian man and his family fleeing gang violence — were seeking asylum. Our idea was simple: what if we could help…
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…