Business Insider today published an article highlighting Dentons’ success with rolling out Paladin, a startup that offers a tech-forward solution for managing pro bono programs. Since launch, the platform has contributed to increased pro bono activity across the board: civil rights and defense pro bono work at the firm are up 54% and 44%; work for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals have increased 80% and 38%. In addition, “During a time when the country is grappling with a renewed racial reckoning, attorneys can effectively filter for civil rights-focused pro bono work… Dentons saw a 54% increase in signups for these kinds of cases in the first half of 2020.”
Dentons US Pro Bono Partner Ben Weinberg noted: “Paladin creates an ecosystem where there’s just so much more collaboration and so much more efficiency that it becomes much less challenging to meet the need for access to justice.”
Nextlaw Labs and Dentons partnered with Paladin in 2019 to build, test and launch the world’s first pro bono management platform.