Globally, 5 billion+ people have a legal problem each year.
Legal problems are disproportionately experienced by marginalised people and often result in compounding ‘life problems’ such as poor employment, housing, family, financial, health problems.
The private legal profession has significant capacity and appetite to assist on a pro bono basis, with pro bono contributions growing globally year on year. Governments and the justice sector have often failed to strategically leverage this capacity to address the global justice gap.
Pro bono ecosystems are generally disorganised and in most jurisdictions are in early stages of maturity. Only 20% of organisations that place pro bono matters with firms use a technology-supported system to make referrals.
Justice Connect’s extensive research shows there is a significant challenge in identifying people with unmet legal need and efficiently matching that unmet need with available pro bono lawyers with relevant expertise.
Our Pro Bono Portal offers an efficient, streamlined way of matching unmet need with pro bono capacity at scale.
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Since 2021, Justice Connect has been making the Pro Bono Portal available at no cost to peer legal services organisations around the world.
So far, the platform has been released in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Germany, and Hong Kong, with further releases coming soon in the Philippines, and India. 588 law firms are registered users of the Pro Bono Portal internationally.