Proboknow Needs You!
Bridging the Justice Gap
Proboknow's goal is extremely ambitious: We are trying to solve what has been one of the most damaging and insurmountable societal issues in the U.S. – the Access to Justice problem. Over 30 million low-income Americans face non-criminal legal problems for which they are unable to find legal representation each year! Many of these individuals face hugely life-impacting legal issues such as being unlawfully kicked out of their homes, unrelenting domestic violence, or being wrongfully fired from their jobs. Nevertheless, since market rate for an attorney starts at $250 per hour, and there is no Constitutional right to an attorney for non-criminal legal issues, these millions have nowhere to turn.
Making Pro Bono More Convenient & Scalable through the Use of Technology
Proboknow is trying to address this problem through the use of technology. We are making pro bono work more accessible and convenient for every attorney who wants to give back to society, with a particular emphasis on engaging those attorneys who are in need of practical experience. By connecting experience-seeking attorneys with cases that fit their experiential goals, as well as with more experienced attorneys to mentor them through their pro bono work, we enable them to gain the experience they need through helping those in need.
With limited resources, during our brief test run alone, we were able to provide low-income clients with access to more than $100,000 in legal services in Southern California. We are looking to expand our services throughout California (and, eventually, nationwide). But we need your help!
Sign Up as an Attorney
Whether you are a new attorney at the beginning of your career, a seasoned attorney winding down your career, or anywhere in between, Proboknow is there to empower you to become a better attorney, and to make a real difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate. Click here for more information on what Proboknow has to offer attorneys.
Make a Donation
Donations are, of course, always welcome, and are always needed! Proboknow is an extremely lean organization, and funds go toward helping us scale up our efforts in narrowing the Access to Justice Gap. Proboknow is operated by Esqalate, a California 501(c)(3) non-profit, and donations are tax-deductible.
Sponsorships always interest us. We're flexible and open to considering many different forms of sponsorships. If you, your company, or organization are interested in sponsoring us, let's talk! Please send us an email to: email@example.com