An issue that thwarts trust and positivity in a fair legal system is a lack of accountability. A client in need may give $5,000 to retain a lawyer for services. The money will run out even if the case is not resolved, but the client won’t know what services have been accomplished in their favor. This leads to distrust and uncertainty about the moral reliability of lawyers in general. Lawyers also find themselves lacking confidence in the system when they encounter error-prone gatekeepers in the delivery and acceptance of documents. If something is lost or a document is incorrectly rejected, there is little recourse. A want for accountability exacerbates the poor reputation of the legal system.
Most of us have a negative opinion about lawyers and the legal system, but what is it about the legal industry that gives rise to this opinion? After delving into the major issues of accessibility and accountability that plague our current legal system, we’ve found a solution that leverages artificial intelligence to increase clients’ access to legal help and increase accountability within the legal process. We aim to make the legal system accessible, trustworthy, and accountable.
Authored by Jason Velez, Esq., CEO and Founder of 1LAW.
Mr. Velez is an accomplished personal injury attorney and leading tech innovator for the legal industry across the world. He believes in equality and justice for all. This belief fostered an inspiration to make justice accessible to anyone, anywhere! He is known for creating the Cochran App, an app which the Cochran Firm (a legacy of Johnnie Cochran) uses nationwide to receive referrals, communicate with clients and staff, and leverages document automation which allows for efficiency in reaching and aiding more clients. 1LAW is currently extending their horizons to Asia by working with the Singapore Academy of Law to promote their goals of an efficient and electronic means of practicing law.