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Daryl Graves of Dialpad joined Sacramento Kings player Davion Mitchell to profile Sonja Ebron, CEO of Courtroom5. Dialpad is partnering with Davion Mitchell to provide free services to black entrepreneurs through its Tech for Black Founders program.
Davion introduces Sonja Ebron, CEO of Courtroom5. Sonja explains that Courtroom5 is reimagining legal services delivery. As a PhD electrical engineer with experience representing herself in court without a lawyer, Sonja saw many people unable to afford lawyers and unable to get justice. She wanted to build Courtroom5 to help level the playing field.
Sonja explains there are 7 million Americans yearly handling complex civil litigation like debt collection and foreclosure without lawyers. The procedures are difficult and they will likely lose without representation. Courtroom5 uses technology to help people mimic lawyer behavior and also hire lawyers affordably for parts of their cases. This model provides legal services at a much lower cost.
Courtroom5 has served thousands nationwide with good outcomes. Sonja invites people to visit Courtroom5.com to see if they can get help with their legal issues.
When asked about the company name, Sonja explains her co-founder is a PhD librarian who also represented herself in court. They wanted to share their learnings with others but needed a name. During a meeting, her co-founder said, “We could call this ‘courtroom’ anything.” Then Luniz’ “I Got 5 On It” came on the radio. They decided to name it Courtroom5 based on that experience.
Sonja thanks Dialpad for providing services through the Tech for Black Founders program. As Black founders without wealthy networks, programs like this help them compete. Courtroom5 has grown from 2 to 7 employees with Dialpad’s help.