More than 70%, or 30 million people a year in the U.S. struggle to make civil courts work for them.
People without lawyers, or pro se litigants, often don’t understand their legal rights or the process. Without this knowledge they can’t effectively represent themselves.
WHAT CAUSES IT
This is because over 80% of working families can't afford to hire an attorney in a system designed by lawyers, for lawyers.
"Those who enter the system confront a maze-like process that costs too much and takes too long. Fearing the process is futile, many give up on pursuing justice altogether."
Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System
WHAT EXPERTS SAY
WHAT WE DO
We empower courts to close the access to justice gap by unleashing the power of technology.
Guided Legal Education – Litigants answer simple questions and are guided each step of the way to better understand, stay up-to-date and resolve their disputes.
Demand Letter – Plaintiffs can use the platform to send the other side a clear demand of what they want.
Settlement Letter – Defendants can use the platform to send an offer to settle their case. The system will also help defendants craft payment plans request to increase the likelihood of settlement to keep the case out of court.
File & Serve – Plaintiffs are provided with the resources to file & serve properly which will result in less waste of court resources to reschedule cases.
Trial Presentation – All litigants can create a presentation document to explain and prove their case to the court.
Target court resources and build public trust.
Faster hearings from having
well-prepared Trial Presentations.
Reduce workload from having more knowledgeable litigants.
Get fast, affordable and effective justice.
Read real stories about how ordinary people used JusticeDirect to learn about their legal rights and take action to get the justice they deserve.
"I consulted with several lawyers who each wanted to charge me around $250 for a demand letter. I’m very happy that I was able to write a demand letter myself with JusticeDirect."
- Andrew Hanna