JusticeHub Innovation Lab
Nearly all legal tech innovation has been focused on the ability for lawyers and corporate legal departments to deliver legal services to their clients more effectively, and failed to address access to justice shortcomings among communities who need it the most. Except for the legal aid communities hackathons and annual meeting efforts, a concerted global effort to capitalize upon the unique innovation talents of the legal aid technologists does not yet exist. The raison d’être of JusticeHub Innovation Lab is simple but compelling: the legal aid community and the legal community generally, desperately need a way to take the fragmented, stovepiped efforts to bring technology into legal services to one easily discovered virtual location.
The Tubman Project
The primary goal of Project Tubman is to create a Public defender AI; an open sourced tool that can be used by public defenders to help them defend their clients. This tool will be designed to take some of the load off of the public defenders who are often tasked with more cases than it is humanly possible to take on.
This project is about making ‘the Invisibles’ visible, through the creation of legal digital identities for stateless refugees utilizing blockchain technology and a self sovereign identity system. According to data collected by The UN Refugee Agency, there are approximately ten million “stateless”, people without personal identification, who have been denied a nationality and access to basic rights such as education, healthcare, employment and freedom of movement. This is ten million refugees around the world who could benefit from the Invisible project and gain access to basic services, education and employment. Read our white paper here.