Freelance for Law, an on-line platform that connects regulation companies with authorized professionals who can deal with quite a lot of duties, gained through a win the Startup Alley pitch competitors on the ABA Techshow 2021 on Monday morning.
The fifth annual occasion was the kickoff of the primary all-virtual Techshow, which runs by Friday and is being hosted in a distant style due to COVID-19.
Brian Bedard, CEO and co-founder of Freelance for Law.
Freelance for Law offers regulation companies and authorized practitioners with entry to on-demand expertise who can help with short- and long-term tasks.
This allows companies and authorized departments to save lots of on the bills intertwined with hiring full-time attorneys and assist workers, in line with a video that Freelance for Law produced for the pitch competitors.
The platform additionally offers every consumer with a built-in apply administration suite. Since its launch in August 2020, Freelance for Law has grown to function a group of greater than 1,000 authorized professionals from throughout the nation, mentioned CEO and co-founder Brian Bedard through the startup competitors.
Follow together with the ABA Journal’s protection of the ABA Techshow 2021 here.
“Our mission is to give law firms of any size access to the talent they need to effectively scale their practice,” Bedard mentioned.
In a cellphone interview afterward Monday, Bedard mentioned Freelance for Law’s inclusion on its platform of paralegals, authorized assistants and regulation clerks, amongst different assist workers, has helped differentiate it from rivals.
He additionally mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic has probably sparked interest in Freelance for Law’s choices and helped the corporate get off to a quick begin.
“I would assume that is a big reason why people are looking for alternative forms of employment online,” Bedard instructed the ABA Journal. “In my opinion, moving forward, you are not going to be limited to one law firm for employment. We are seeing people can get connected to two, three, four law firms to handle their legal practice.”
Freelance for Law’s different co-founder is Tanya Taylor.
Freelance for Law bested 14 other startups that participated within the competitors, together with a number of corporations that target contract overview and administration.
44th Street Technologies, which affords a case evaluation software program for legal professionals, took second place. Della, an AI-powered contract evaluation and overview instrument, took third place.