The goal is to enable people to access quality legal information and affordable legal services through an online Legal Protection Platform.
This Platform bridges people to legal services needed to be included as a person and to legally protect their property, housing, business, work, and family relations.
The Platform targets:
- The end-users with:
- legal information on basic legal needs related to documents and procedures to enjoy the rights and entitlements as a person in a state and to property and housing, to run a business, for employment and family relations.
- Legal aid by a qualified registered lawyer / legal professional (called advocate, attorney, solicitors/barristers depending on the country of operation) to prepare the needed legal documents and legal procedures. The Platform connects the end-user to an attorney who has committed him/herself to provide the legal service for an affordable price.
The target groups of the legal services are people who normally have no access to quality legal aid and victims of humanitarian disasters, often displaced.
- The qualified lawyers with:
- Legal know-how and models
The target group are young, starting lawyers who lack legal guidance/training by experienced colleagues and who have difficulty to build up a client base.
Value added of the Model
- Standardization/ digitalization and upscaling throughout the country in collaboration with th existing legal services infrastructure of the country (law society and ministry of justice) and other local legal players.
- Microjustice is complementary to existing free legal aid that focuses on criminal justice and conflict solution but not on preventive legal protection services. In addition, the MJ model may help the free legal aid system to be set up in a similar way.
- Financial sustainability: the costs of setting up and maintaining the platform are relatively low and serve an important basic government responsibility of protecting its population. The costs should be covered by the public sector.
- Upscaling worldwide of legal protection programs globally through Civil Justice Index (see Civil Justice Index note) allows for comparative development of legal protection institutional framework of countries.