The legal aid community has a long and rich tradition of ensuring equal access to justice for low-income and disadvantaged individuals seeking the protections of our legal system. We are proud that hundreds of legal service providers trust LegalServer™ as the vehicle to achieve their core mission: improving access to justice in their community. Whether managing cases, volunteers, documents or grants, agencies that implement LegalServer™ are able to efficiently provide superior legal assistance without the burden of supporting complicated technology.
Understanding that pro bono attorneys provide vital legal services to thousands of the most vulnerable residents in their community, LegalServer™ continues to advance the important goals of volunteerism. In addition to legal aid agencies, pro bono organizations throughout the world use LegalServer™ to effectively manage and communicate with their volunteer base. With over over 20,000 pro bono attorneys managed with LegalServer™, agencies effectively track caseloads, time, expenses and donations through a single unified system. Additionally, volunteers avail LegalServer™ to share knowledge throughout their community and generate important documents with minimal effort.
Universities and Law School Clinics continue to play an increasingly important role in the delivery of legal services to those most in need. With modules written specifically to assist professors and students, LegalServer™ is utilized by some of the largest universities in the United States. In addition to managing the daily operations of a law school clinic, professors use LegalServer™ to manage student participation and activities; legal research and writing; as well as measure academic outcomes.
Nonprofit immigration clinics provide critical services to vulnerable low-income immigrants who (often) desperately need assistance navigating the complexities of our legal system. Increasingly, organizations are turning to LegalServer™ as they represent clients in immigration courts, the Department of Homeland Security, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the federal courts. In addition to the typical benefits and efficiencies gained by using this web-based system, LegalServer's™ immigration-specific tools (such as automated immigration form generation) dramatically increase the number of families that clinics are able to serve.
In the last three years, numerous funders have taken a comprehensive, system-wide approach towards improving access to justice by investing in LegalServer™ as a means of connecting agencies within the larger legal aid community. Utilizing the flexibility and robustness of LegalServer™, states like Florida, Washington and Illinois have seamlessly integrated their legal service delivery system by incorporating valuable tools to facilitate a wide variety of functions, including: electronic case transfer between agencies, aggregate (statewide) reporting to funders and geographic representation of case and outcome data. Additionally, agencies are incorporating statewide resources such a unified documents, document assembly templates and self-help materials directly into LegalServer™. By taking this "system-wide" approach, funders are leveraging their limited resources to close the collective gap in services by focusing on objectives that are best achieved within an integrated community.
LegalServer™ is not just for legal service providers anymore! LegalServer™ is now being utilized by funders such as IOLTA agencies and bar foundations to manage their funds as well as the communities they support. IOLTA programs use LegalServer™ to connect to the banks which pay interest on legal trust accounts while bar foundations use the system to solicit and accept donations. By using LegalServer™ to manage grants and information about grantees, funders are embracing the same technology used to integrate the agencies they fund.