The LawWurk marketplace allows those who need justice but cannot afford an attorney easy access to locating a licensed or registered professional in their state, and engaging them through the platform for a trusted experience and transaction.
In 2005 and 2009, LSC published studies measuring the justice gap. Both were consistent in finding that about 50% of people who approached LSC-funded legal aid organizations for help did not receive help because of insufficient resources. Our platform allows potential clients to search licensed or registered nonlawyers available to assist them in their state, discuss the project, negotiate reasonable fees, set milestones and pay through the platform. Paraprofessional freelance providers do not get payment until the client has selected they received the completed project. The platform has a dispute resolution system built in to handle any disputes. We are a trusted provider to handle these transactions for all parties involved.
Anyone can seek access to nonlawyer assistance in their state, as provided by law. Currently only California, Utah, Arizona, Washington, and Nevada have laws pertaining to nonlawyers providing legal services to the general public. Other states are innovating and reviewing regulations to increase access to justice, which includes creating nonlawyer licensing/registration to assist the general public.
The Law Wurk marketplace allows those who need justice but cannot afford an attorney easy access to locating a licensed or registered professional in their state, and engaging them through the platform for a trusted experience and transaction. As the states approve and continues to add nonlawyer roles for assistance to the public, LawWurk will be able to continually expand to provide service in those states.