Richard Susskind said that, “In a more efficient justice system, when there is mass customization, the unit cost of individual bits of legal service will reduce and, in turn, there should be greater access to legal services and to justice.” Fair Document, seeks to drive down the cost of legal services by making the process of performing high-volume transactional legal work more efficient. Fair Document does this by automating the generation of a base set of documents and providing collaboration and workflow tools to perfect the documents. Before a client sees any legal output from Fair Document, it is reviewed by a licensed attorney. While other products exist in the market to drive efficiency through document automation, they do not involve lawyers. According to Larry Spain, a professor at Texas Tech University, “…meaningful access to justice by the poor necessarily requires access to counsel.”
Project Leader: Jason Brewster
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