SOURCE: Rocket Lawyer

Rocket Lawyer

November 03, 2015 08:00 ET

Rocket Lawyer and Bay Area Legal Aid Launch Pilot to Provide Legal Assistance to Bay Area Clients

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 3, 2015) - In furtherance of its mission to increase access to affordable legal assistance, Rocket Lawyer is teaming up with Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal).

Through this pilot project, Rocket Lawyer will train BayLegal's attorneys on its platform. Together, Rocket Lawyer and BayLegal will explore creative solutions to aid low-income clients solve their legal problems. The pilot project leverages Rocket Lawyer's technology and resources so that BayLegal can help more clients.

"Rocket Lawyer's technology platform is the perfect complement to the wonderful work done by legal aid organizations across this country," said Alon Rotem, Rocket Lawyer general counsel who helped to launch the pilot. "Our passion to make the law simple and affordable for everyone makes us kindred spirits with organizations like Bay Area Legal Aid, and we are proud to partner with them to expand access to justice to indigent clients in our local community."

"Bay Area Legal Aid is thrilled to partner with Rocket Lawyer to creatively transform legal services for our client community," said Alex Gulotta, executive director of Bay Area Legal Aid. "Civil legal aid ensures fairness in the justice system, and every year legal aid nonprofits are only able to serve a fraction of the need. By harnessing the power of Rocket Lawyer's platform, our partnership has the potential to amplify the number of clients we can help."

The pilot kicks off today and more information about the program can be accessed here.

About Rocket Lawyer:

Founded in 2008, Rocket Lawyer strives to make the law affordable and simple for everyone. Rocket Lawyer has developed a cloud-based platform connecting millions of people with the legal help they need, at a fraction of the traditional cost. Using simple Q&A interviews, as well as live consultations with attorneys on their mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers, small business owners, self-employed individuals and consumers can now manage a wide variety of legal situations with relative ease. For more information on Rocket Lawyer, please visit https://www.rocketlawyer.com and follow Rocket Lawyer on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

About Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal):
Bay Area Legal Aid's (BayLegal) mission is to provide high quality legal assistance regardless of a clients' location, language, or disability. BayLegal is the largest provider of free civil legal services to low-income residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, with regional offices serving seven counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco, and Santa Clara. BayLegal provides wraparound legal services in housing preservation, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, economic security, consumer protection, and healthcare access. Learn more at http://BayLegal.org.

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