LegalDefender

LegalDefender

Ikeja, NigeriaIkeja, Nigeria
Year Founded:
2015
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

LegalDefender hope to connects low income citizens network of lawyers that delivers the ‘Legal’ requirement of the subscriber.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if this service provide millions of Nigeria around the globe access to professional legal services they couldn’t otherwise afford.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Legaldefender aim to bridge the gap between the civil legal needs of low-income people and the legal help that they receive.The difference between the level of legal assistance available and the level that is necessary to meet the needs of low-income Nigerians is the justice gap. Less than one in five low-income persons get the legal assistance they need.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The proposed solution is to provide affordable legal services to low income citizen. They will have access to network of professional lawyer that delivers the ‘Legal’ requirement of the subscribers.

Awards

None
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The subscribers will have access legal support services and legal resources. With proposed mobile app we will provides access to legal resources and human rights education to subscribers at all time.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

This innovation is still in the startup stage, so their is no impact yet. In the future, it is expected that this project will provides access to network of lawyers, legal resources and human rights education to subscribers at all time. It will inform the users of what to expect during the pre-trial, trial and post-trial process through a friendly and simple medium of instruction. The users will be allow to ask legal and human right questions from lawyers for advice.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

We hope to do publicity (such as radio/television talk show, sms,voice sms etc), social media, mobile app, whatsapp broadcast through sponsorship, and grants. Our hope is that the propose project will spread and reach across the rural areas and entire country.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Our solution financial sustainability depends on membership annual subscriptions and sales of magazines which will be published in various local dialect. We will encourage low income citizen to increase the subscription rate.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

No one is addressing the problem yet
Team

Founding Story

As a child brought up in a poor family, i found that low income citizen are unable to afford legal representation, access to the court system and the right to a fair trial. I believe to create a network of lawyers that will defender ordinary citizen will help in creating a community legal clinics that will deal with cases for individuals who are entitled to legal aid. We intend to provide millions of Nigeria in the urban area with access to professional legal services they couldn’t otherwise afford.The users will be allow to ask legal and human right questions from lawyers for advice on Land rights, Civil rights, Conflict resolution, Mediation, Intercultural relations and Freedom of Info.

Team

Gabriel Akinremi, Barr. Ben Odeh, Barr. Anuoluwapo Cardoso, Barr. Tobi Asekun And Adesola Ajayi