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Justice Lab

Bridging gap between citizens and lawyers for ease of access to legal advice.

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

Many people do not have access to quality legal advice from practitioners leading to poor decision making on troubling times. Justice Lab will enable them have access to legal advice eg. incase of road accident then can login to Mwanasheria and ask advice on what they should do at that specific time to be on the safe side of the law.the fact that many people mess up in matters concerning divorce, road accidents due to inaccessibility to proper legal advice. Justice lab will link citizens to lawyers to enable them get advice immediately and also help lawyers land potential clients they would represent in court.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

beneficiaries are both citizens since they will be getting legal advice and also lawyers since they stand a chance to prospect new clients to represent in court.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

Justice Lab is unique since it is tailor-made for a specific purpose and there is need for it in the society to improve access to justice

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Initial Design: I am exploring the idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

we are still in the startup stage and this is among the first ideas we have.
http://www.mwanasheria.tamam.co.ke

Expertise in sector

  • 1-2 years

Organization Filing Status

  • No, but we plan to register in the future.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

i was in a road accident and didnt know what to do or who to call. i did alot of mistakes including not taking aa picture of the accident itself as proof. the case turned on me since the other driver lied about what realy happend. if i had legal advice i could have known what to do.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

this idea will help improve acces to justice by creating great links for people to acquire proper legal advice.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

all citizens from all walks of life.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

the lawyers are willing to help and provide access to justice for all.

Geographic Focus

Kenya

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

24

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

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Hello, this is an interesting project and something of need in many parts of the world. I am curious to know how you intent to engage with the legal professionals - will you be paying them or will yo be encouraging pro bono support?
All the best with your project.
Warm regards
Claire

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