There is one attorney for every 250 people in the US; but, for the poor, that ratio is one to 10,000. Even in the digital age, this chasm prevents access to justice for vulnerable populations throughout the global community. Three national leaders in legal innovation share their disruptive, crowdsourced models for providing legal justice to children and families seeking refuge from violence and persecution. With lawyers and legal services centered in urban areas, these creative approaches can further leverage technology to reach clients in rural communities or detained in remote, “off-the-grid” locations. Come discover the future of advocacy and new approaches to closing the access to justice gap.
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