The thought of having to pay large sums of money for legal services, especially when you feel you have done no wrong or have had unavoidable circumstances, can be one the most demoralising feelings. There’s no substitute for strong legal support but access to this eludes many and so many are left feeling defeated by the justice system – a feeling nobody wants to experience. If only there was a way to change this. Cue: CrowdJustice.
CEO, Julia Salasky, set up Legl after leaving the UN with a mission to make the law work better for everyone. Their flaghip product, crowdfunding platform CrowdJustice, was set up in 2015 by a team of outstanding lawyers determined to make fundraising for legal issues no longer an obstacle for those who need it the most. On the platform you can decide whether you want to make your legal issue public or private, launch a campaign within 24 hours and then begin receiving funding from the public or a private group of people. It sounds so simple and that’s because it is.
The impact of Legl’s flagship product is not only evident through the £10 million they have raised in funding so far or the 80% funding success rate of over 500 campaigns, but also through its recognition within the Legal industry, winning the Technology Product of the Year (2019), by “The Lawyer”. Once you take a look at their success stories, it won’t take you long to see why they came first.
This company is one of a few companies that make tangible progress towards SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and it is inspiring to see how many lives they have positively impacted through the funds compliantly raised on the platform and the ongoing legal support they give to those who run campaigns. Learn more about Crowdjustice and the team at Legl who make successful outcomes of the law more of a reality for those who need it most.