Excerpt from Attorney At Law Magazine:
Since 2015, the number of tech solutions for the legal industry has jumped from 70 to about 3,000, according to Maya Markovich, executive director of the Justice Technology Association (JTA). Law schools at Campbell, Duke NCCU, UNC and UC Hastings all have legal tech incubators nurturing and supporting developers.
The JTA was formed earlier this year to support early-stage, consumer-facing legal tech companies worldwide. The founding companies are People Clerk, Courtroom5, Hello Divorce and Easy Expunctions.
While cases involving LegalZoom, Upsolve, and AVVO nudged open the door for online legal service providers with regulators, the justice tech industry still has an uphill battle.
“There are two issues that we tend to face in common on the regulatory side,” said Sonja Ebron, co-founder of Courtroom5. “The primary one is unlicensed practice of law enforcement by state bars. We felt that by banding together, we would have an opportunity to share information about the sector and consumer demand to regulators at large collectively rather than as one-offs, and to have a common voice on advocacy around regulatory reform.”
Courtroom5 is a low-cost AI-driven service that helps people represent themselves in complex civil cases.
— Bob Friedman for Attorney At Law Magazine