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How New Developments In Legal Technology Are Shortening The Access To Justice Gap

In 2019, a Global Insights To Access To Justice survey was performed. The survey included around 100,000 people from over 11 countries. 43% of respondents revealed that their lives had been negatively affected by legal issues. Whether due to stress, legal costs, or legal penalties, the effects of legal problems can be lasting.

But, we are seeing a new effort to minimize the justice gap, and Quest For Justice is paving the way. The Quest For Justice and People Clerk merger means excellent things for equalizing the access to justice gap. Read on to find out why.

What Is The Access To Justice Gap?

The access to justice gap refers to limited legal accessibility for low-income households, homeless individuals, and migrants. 

At present, many people need financial assistance to afford legal representation. They do not have the resources or legal knowledge to navigate the legal system and represent themselves effectively. 

How can the justice system be indeed just if only a fraction of the population can access effective legal representation or even access education regarding the legal process?

You shouldn’t need a law degree or extensive savings to access justice. Quest For Justice and People Clerk are two organizations that have taken great strides towards amending the access to justice gap. They are combining forces to expand the potential for legal tech to provide more legal accessibility.

New Developments In Legal Technology: The People Clerk And Quest For Justice Merger

Both legal technology companies offer products, People Clerk and JusticeDirect, which make self-represented legal proceedings more manageable for ordinary people. 

People Clerk is a platform that allows people to store, manage, and file legal documents. Its primary goal is to facilitate self-representation for litigations and filing. The platform provides educational resources to guide the individual through the process and supplies a user-friendly and intuitive platform to simplify the process.

JusticeDirect is a similar platform, allowing people to manage their legal documents more easily. It aims to demystify legal jargon and answer any queries people might have throughout their legal process, without them needing to contact a lawyer and pay an hourly rate.

Both platforms have similar goals. By combining the innovative and ingenious minds behind both products, we may finally see some improvement in the access to justice gap. 

Binh Dang, the CEO and co-owner of Quest For Justice, in the Las Vegas press release for the merger, shared his insights, visions, and hopes for the merger:

“By welcoming People Clerk into our family, we are combining our strengths to revolutionize how self-represented litigants interact with the legal system. With the expertise and innovative spirit of People Clerk’s co-founders, Camila Lopez and Gustavo Lozano, joining our team, we are more equipped than ever to enhance JusticeDirect and create new pathways for accessible justice.”

And the CEO and co-owner of People Clerk, Camila Lopez, shared similar sentiments for the future of both companies:

“This collaboration will enable us to develop more comprehensive and user-friendly tools, significantly aiding those who navigate the legal system on their own. Together, we are setting a new standard for legal tech and access to justice.”

What Does The Future Of Justice Look Like?

In light of this merger, we can expect to see legal technology become more intuitive and user-friendly, making the legal process simple and comprehensible for all.

More people may skip legal fees for smaller legal matters and represent themselves. For instance, self-represented personal injury claims, divorces, and lawsuits may be easier for the average person to manage. 

If we begin to see more litigation due to increased legal accessibility, this will also have a positive effect on the way businesses practice and adhere to regulations – ultimately improving public health and safety.

Summary

Quest For Justice and People Clerk are legal technology pioneers carving a path for accessible justice. The justice gap is a serious problem that primarily affects low-income households. By bridging this gap, we can prevent legal issues from destroying people’s quality of life and leaving them with lasting repercussions. The future looks brighter with Quest For Justice at the helm.