How Court Buddy Promotes Social Justice and How You Can Help

How Court Buddy Promotes Social Justice and How You Can Help

Patty Lamberti
 | 

In late May, protests erupted across the country in response to the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade

 

So many Americans have joined the fight against the mistreatment of Black Americans by law enforcement and the legal system.  Active alliances have formed across racial and socio-economic lines, and from diverse industries including tech

 

We hope that you take a moment to learn more about how Court Buddy is trying to build a society in which everyone has equal access to wealth, opportunities, legal rights and privileges.

 

We’ve also listed some ways you can get involved and work for social justice – either in person or virtually.  

 

What Court Buddy Does

 

We founded LawChamps to close the Access-to-Justice gap, the space between those who need legal help and who work with lawyers.

 

Our goal is to help those who can’t afford to pay a lawyer traditional rates in traditional law firm settings.  On average, lawyers charge upfront retainers in the thousands and hourly fees ranging from $250 and $550, depending on how much experience they have, who their clients are, and the specific case they are working on.

 

Our research has found that 80% of those in poverty, and approximately 65% of modest and moderate-income Americans, receive inadequate civil legal assistance.

 

In more than 75% of all civil trial cases in the United States, at least one litigant does not have an attorney representing them. Judges struggle to dispense “justice” when confronted with crowded dockets and unrepresented parties. 

 

More than 80% of criminal defendants say they cannot afford a private attorney, straining the capacity of the criminal justice system to provide them an effective attorney in keeping with their constitutional rights.

 

We have found a way to change things. LawChamps makes finding a top, experienced lawyer easy and affordable. We also help manage the cases and support our clients throughout the process.

 

Over 10,000 lawyers have committed to using our online platform. All of them provide legal help to people for affordable rates. 

 

Having an attorney in court is invaluable. 90% of tenants try to go without an attorney when they have a dispute with their landlord, and they usually lose. However, one study found that when tenants go to court with a lawyer to fight eviction, they win or settle their cases 96% of the time. 

 

The take-home message? The assistance of an attorney can make a huge difference in a legal situation.

 

Tips on How You Can Help Work for Social Justice 

 

If, like us, you have grown tired of watching brutal and unjust systems wreck the promise of our democracy, we have some ideas about how you can help:

 
  • Tell others what we do. Perhaps they – or those they know – could use affordable legal services. 
  • Protest, peacefully and safely. Think about whether you’re an ally or an activist and act on your beliefs.
  • Challenge those in your personal and professional circles when they promote racist attitudes or behaviors (whether they do so consciously or unconsciously).
  • Perform an internet search for “ways to end racism.” Chances are, you’ll quickly find a way to pitch in, whether that means helping a local business clean up after looting or buying goods from Black-owned businesses. 
 

Social Justice Organizations to Consider Supporting Right Now

 

Unfortunately, there is still no way to prevent or treat the Coronavirus.

 

We realize that staying at home and staying safe from Covid-19 is important – and in many cases, required – for a large number of people who want to help. 

 

That’s OK. You can still make a difference from home. Here are some ideas:

 
  • Use digital tools, like social media and email, to raise awareness and pass along information. 
  • Write elected officials and others in power, demanding they do something actionable and measurable to fix broken systems. 
  • Consider supporting, financially or through virtual volunteering, the following organizations with social justice missions.

This article is intended to convey generally useful information only and does not constitute legal advice. Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author, not LawChamps.
Patty Lamberti

Find Me My Lawyer Now

It's free to match, fast and easy to use. Please select your legal need & case type:
Business/Employment

Business/Employment

Family/Personal Injury

Family/Personal Injury

Criminal Defense/DWI

Criminal Defense/DWI

Real Estate/Housing

Real Estate/Housing

Estate Planning/Probate

Estate Planning/Probate

Review & Rating Images LawChamps
LawChamps Reviews

"I was able to find just the right lawyer for my case. It was easy to use."

Lucy Coutinho

Client

Review & Rating Images LawChamps
LawChamps Reviews

"Very easy for me to get connected with an experienced attorney."

Robert Knox Jr

Client

Review & Rating Images LawChamps
LawChamps Reviews

"It was super easy. It was super fast and I got connected pretty quickly."

Lenasia Smalls

Client

Client Testimonial - Triso Valls
LawChamps Reviews

"It’s easy to register and match with a lawyer according to your legal [need]."

Triso Valls

Client

Ready To Get Started?

Find Your Lawyer NowLawChamps Arrow Icon

Related Posts

Should you ask people to sign a liability waiver before...

Niki Brown | 20 November, 2020

You may be thinking about your Labor Day plans.  As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, many people are leaning towards hosting small backyard parties.  A...

Read More Arrow Icon

Why Some Universities Allow Protests and Others Don’t

Monique Bolsajian | 20 November, 2020

Some college students across this country have moved into dorms and are planning on attending classes in person.  Others are still living at home, taking classes ent...

Read More Arrow Icon

List of Eviction Moratorium Expiration Dates By State a...

Trang Nguyen | 23 November, 2020

The CARES Act, passed by Congress on March 27th, included language that prevented landlords from evicting tenants in any housing that receives government subsidies or f...

Read More Arrow Icon

Related Posts

Hire One, Help Another

LawChamps donates a portion of our revenue, investing it back into funding justice reform organizations and subsidizing the legal fees for those who cannot afford them.
Learn More