The beginning – Legalforall – Medium
Dear New York,
Today marks the launch of Legalforall, a website that shows you where you can find free legal assistance in New York.
A close friend and I started Legalforall.
Of all places, we met through LinkedIn.
He a software engineer by day and software entrepreneur by night.
I an individual interested in both law and tech, with deep exposure to the former.
Back in the day, I was a somewhat active volunteer in a pro-bono legal clinic.
One case in particular had left an emotional imprint on me.
It wasn’t the tragic details of the case.
Nor was it the way in which the client presented her predicament.
It was the integrity and nobility shown by the attorney who decided to take on the matter.
In particular the pride in which he practiced his craft and leveraged his knowledge to correct a blatant injustice.
It made me realize the impact an excellent lawyer could have on a person’s life.
And, at scale, how many people could benefit from the skill of an excellent lawyer.
If only they knew where to find them.
It took several iterations of several different products before we arrived at Legalforall.
Every misstep brought us closer.
Every mistake a point of learning.
At this point, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my co-founder for believing in my vision and accepting my flaws. My occasional indecisiveness, extreme nit-pickiness, and so on.
I’d also like to thank my family (including my dog) for their eternal support, especially my brother, who helped design the Legalforall logo.
If you are someone who is currently in need of legal assistance and cannot afford a lawyer, I hope Legalforall allows you to find the legal assistance you need.
All feedback is appreciated, for it is you, the user, that justifies our existence.
To send us feedback, send us a message on Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your humble observer of the law