Funding legal aid services with public generosity

A Canadian crowdfunding platform called JustAccess is pioneering an innovative model to raise money for people who cannot afford legal services. “A lot of folks read about injustices in the news …[JustAccess] allows them to get directly involved in helping shape the outcomes of those cases,” says Sam Saad, a founder of JustAccess. Their current goal is to raise $10,000 through public donations on their website in order to finance three cases in November. With financial support secured, the defendants will be able to choose their legal counsel.

July 25, 2013 | Namati