Change is in the wind for the legal industry.
The past few years have seen industry after industry redefine itself around serving the needs of customers. Travel, retail, and transportation now offer more services, to more people, at speeds and costs previously unimaginable.
Yet today, 3 out of 4 family law litigants in Washington state still go to court without the help of a lawyer.
The vast majority of Americans simply cannot afford an attorney's services. According to one survey, the average divorce involving minors in Washington state costs $20,000 (link), while the state's median income was $56,835 in 2017 (link). The math is simple. (We can all do that math).
Meanwhile, the world's largest taxi company (Uber) doesn't own any cars, and the fastest growing travel accomodations company (Airbnb) doesn't own any buildings. Yet some law firms still ask their clients to cover the costs of pricey marble floors and live receptionist desks.
Our model is different.
My Legal Pit Stop solutions are designed to provide fast, affordable legal help for pro se litigants (people who represent themselves in court) in a way that helps bridge this gap. We bring technology, the share economy, and the revolutionary LLLT license together to expand legal access for families.
We coach pro se litigants through the process, offering affordable doses of legal advice where they are most needed: at the beginnings and ends of our clients' own efforts. Clients use our services as much or as little as they need to, taking advantage of our legal expertise without paying for extras they don't need.
We hope the solutions we are developing help bridge the gap for people in need.