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4 Reasons to Buy (vs Build) Pro Bono Tech Tools Similar to considerations with other enterprise SaaS tools, we sometimes hear from firms that they’d prefer to try building pro bono management tools internally rather than plug into an existing network. In theory, this sounds great, but more often than not, firms end up spending significantly more time and money on any pro bono internal build than the benefit received, with little wiggle room to iterate…
I’ve compiled the first public database of Justice Tech startups — I hope it’s a useful resource to build community, transparency, and scale access to justice. Over the last few years, the legaltech market has blossomed. It’s seen both a meteoric rise in the number of legal tech startups, as well as VC funding of those startups, culminating in over $1B of investment in late 2020. This influx is terrific for modernizing the legal services industry, but…
Paladin Announces a Partnership with the State Bar of Texas to Connect Volunteer Lawyers to Texans in Need Paladin has partnered with the State Bar of Texas to launch a statewide online portal designed to help lawyers find volunteer opportunities and assist Texans with their legal needs. Through the free statewide portal, volunteer lawyers and law students will have a centralized location to search and sign up for pro bono opportunities across the state. The portal will…
Paladin is thrilled to be partnering with Bloomberg Law in offering 90 days’ complimentary access to Bloomberg’s legal research platform for pro bono lawyers. With access to Bloomberg Law, Paladin’s pro bono attorneys can leverage: Full coverage of key federal and state legislation, regulations, and agency guidance issued as a result of the pandemic and economic crisis. Practical Guidance, trackers, and chart builders covering various state and federal employment laws and regulations. Litigation and transactional resources — market-leading dockets…
Remote About Paladin In the U.S. alone, 86% of legal needs go unmet. Globally 5.1 billion people lack access to justice. 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 are building a global network of attorneys and legal aid organizations to deliver pro bono services to low-income individuals at scale. Our team of builders, design thinkers, problem-solvers, and coders…
Data You Should Know About Your Pro Bono Program — Part 1. What you should be reporting on, and how Paladin can help! During such tumultuous times, access to real-time, data-driven insight into what’s happening across a pro bono program is essential in tailoring a program for maximum impact. As we wrap Part 1 of a reporting dashboard design sprint, a few key themes have emerged around employee engagement that we hope will be useful to consider, below. Part 2,…
We’re sometimes asked by other startup founders, potential funders, and our firm, corporate, and legal aid partners why Paladin chose to incorporate as a Public Benefit Corporation, and what that means for the justice ecosystem. We hope this post sheds light on how we at Paladin think about being a social enterprise and contributes to a conversation on how we can work together, leveraging diverse models and offerings, to more effectively bridge the access to…
Closing the Justice Gap in Wisconsin: State Bar Launches New Pro Bono Portal to Connect Lawyers with their Communities More low-income Wisconsinites facing civil legal challenges are expected to receive free legal help from pro bono attorneys with the development of Wisconsin’s first statewide Pro Bono Opportunity Portal, thanks to a partnership between the State Bar of Wisconsin and Paladin, a justice technology company. The portal, which launched today at probonowi.org, comes as civil…
In a time when folks are asking themselves how they can help, legal service organizations are providing the answer in a clear and consistent form that is not only easy to carry out, but inherently reformative of our system. Paladin is honored to amplify and elevate the experiences of our legal service organization partners and their work that makes our world more equitable. We turn our first spotlight to Legal Aid Chicago and its Director of…
Impacts of COVID-19 are expected to increase need for free legal services. Paladin platform aims to enhance Zurich attorneys’ ability to help communities. Zurich North America, one of the largest providers of insurance products and services to businesses and individuals, announced today that it is collaborating with Paladin, a justice tech company, to connect Zurich’s attorneys with pro bono service opportunities in a time of increasing need. Approximately 97% of respondents to a recent…