Excerpt from Techstars blog The Line:
Three of every four civil cases in the United States includes at least one person who is unrepresented by a lawyer. In the majority of such cases, these unprepared citizens have to fight their opponent’s lawyer to get a fair hearing in the case. Founded by Sonja Ebron and Debra Slone, Courtroom5 is the end-to-end legal toolbox for people in this situation. Courtroom5 completed the Techstars Kansas City Accelerator in 2020.
Millions of people today are facing the economic consequences of the pandemic, Sonja says, including court summons for debt collection, foreclosure, workplace issues, and other finance-related problems. “Most of them will face corporate lawyers without a lawyer on their side. Courtroom5 provides them with an opportunity to present their cases and be heard.”
Sonja and Debra bootstrapped the company to a minimum viable product and a few customers before deciding to apply to Techstars Kansas City 2020.
“We knew an accelerator could have an impact on our trajectory,” Sonja says. “And we chose Techstars because we knew the reputation, we’d witnessed its impact on several North Carolina companies, and we believed in the power of mentoring.”