DURHAM, NC—Four early-stage legal technology companies with a core mission of expanding access to legal services have been selected to participate in Duke Law Tech Lab’s summer 2020 pre-accelerator program. In keeping with the Duke Center on Law & Tech’s commitment to technology that democratizes the law, this year’s cohort includes four startups focused on access to legal services: Don’t Get Mad Get Paid, JusticeText, People Clerk, and Yo Tengo Bot. Each received an initial $1,000 grant and will have the opportunity to showcase their product and compete for additional prize money at the program’s culmination, a virtual Demo Day.
“Each of these teams represents important opportunities for technological innovation in law,” said Jeff Ward, Associate Dean for Technology & Innovation at Duke Law and Director of the Duke Center on Law & Technology. “Even more, though, each of these founders represents the right attitude. Law can do better. Law must do better. And these are the visionaries who will help get us there.”