Access to justice is a big topic in the legal world right now and with technology, finding legal help for those who cannot afford it is becoming more and more plausible. Paladin is leading the way by bridging the A2J gap with its industry-leading software that makes it possible for lawyers, companies and law schools to manage their pro bono work.
"Paladin envisions a world where everyone has access to legal and other vital services. We are connecting those in need with those who have the skills to help."
Paladin is SaaS product (software as a service) that acts as "infrastructure for pro bono champions." Founded just a few years ago by Felicity Conrad and Kristen Sonday, Paladin is already generating so much buzz in the legal tech and pro bono worlds. The pair developed Paladin into what it is today, a product that matches law firms and company legal departments to pro bono work. It's essentially a "matchmaking" site for attorneys and companies interested in giving their time back. Although the matchmaking component is a big piece of Paladin, it also provides a platform for companies to manage their pro bono efforts through reporting and statistical data.
Now more than ever companies are looking to give back and maintain their social responsibility, and their legal departments on the front lines. Before a software like Paladin was available, companies were challenged to find pro bono work and even once an opportunity was found, it was difficult to mange them without dedicating a full-time staff member to do so. Paladin makes it easier for companies and large law firms across the company to find pro bono work that their associates are passionate about. And if you ask us, that's pretty amazing. Big name companies like Verizon and Lyft are utilizing Paladin to efficiently obtain pro bono cases while also tracking impact data.
A Win for Legal Tech
Paladin secured over $1.1 million in funding from venture capital firms such as Human Ventures, Hyde Park, and more! Shark Tank's Mark Cuban is also an investment partner who is very enthusiastic about the difference Paladin is making across the country. In the past many VCs and capital firms overlooked legal tech investment opportunities and it's great to see them on-board with Paladin.
Give it up for Paladin and their amazing efforts to improve lives and make it easier for attorneys to do so as well! We're in awe of their work and can't wait to see what they'll do next.