Startup Stories: Justice Technology Association
New associations launch to fill a void in their sector
Starting point. The Justice Technology Association (JTA) sees there’s a lot of injustice when it comes to the legal system.
For example, those who can’t afford an attorney often suffer.
“The fact is 80 percent of folks that need help can’t get money for a lawyer,” said Maya Markovich, executive director of JTA. “In 75 percent of matters, at least one party is self-represented. They are dealing life-altering civil matters like evictions, debt collection, domestic violence, immigration, employment, and there is no right to counsel, so they are trying to represent themselves.”
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