Anika Legal is a free online legal service that helps Victorian renters make rental repair and COVID-19 rental relief applications, using the research skills of law students supervised by a qualified team of lawyers. Created at the Melbourne Global Legal Hackathon, Anika’s 6 founders were then selected to participate in the final of the New York Global Legal Hackathon in 2018. Since Anika’s launch in 2019, the platform has helped over 120 tenants obtain rental repairs, 115 people negotiate rental relief due to COVID-19, and have hired 34 law students. To find out more, head to https://anikalegal.com
Upsolve was founded by Rohan Pavulari and Jonathan Petts as a way to assist low-income families who can’t afford legal fees to file for bankruptcy in the USA on their own. A not-for profit funded by government and donors such as Harvard University, Upsolve uses an online web app that was built and designed using the expertise of bankruptcy attorneys. Upsolve’s nonprofit tool guides users through the process of filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy forms, whilst providing free educational resources and support services along the way. To learn more, head to https://upsolve.org/
Founded by Australian legal tech rockstar Stevie Ghiassi, Legaler Aid is a non-profit initiative of Legaler.com that aims to address the 5 billion people who live without access to justice. Legaler Aid does this by crowdfunding legal fees on behalf of self-represented litigants in social justice legal battles and enables them to connect and engage with passionate, experienced lawyers to obtain the much needed access to justice they require. Legaler Aid does this by making it simple and easy for everyday people to donate to legal cases fighting social justice matters. Head to https://legaleraid.org to find out more.
Created from a place of grief after losing her mum in her final year of University, Founder and CEO of Airloom.co, Sally Coldham, is launching a platform that guides people through the complex and difficult process of preparing for death whilst still living. Through a series of guides and questionnaires, Airloom.co helps you to organise and collate all the important information your loved ones will need to know when you die, from caring for your pet, to passing on you assets, to accessing your bank accounts, or converting your social media accounts to legacy profiles, Airloom.co has you covered!