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ANIKA

Free online legal advice for vulnerable community members

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Project details

Suggested by: Daniel

Project partner: Moonee Valley Legal Service

Budget

$199,795.00

Votes

1,138 votes received

ANIKA improves access to justice by harnessing the power of legal education.

Each year, 490,000 Australians don’t receive the legal help they need. Meanwhile, law students are desperate for practical training. ANIKA connects people who desperately need legal advice with law students from partner universities.

Community members will submit their legal problem on anikalegal.com. The matter is assigned to a law student who drafts the advice. This is reviewed and amended by an ANIKA lawyer and then sent to our user.

Our online model allows users to get quick, free legal advice - no exorbitant fees or huge turnaround times.

The law is complex. Legal fees are unaffordable. Legal aid funding is scarce. Each year, 170,000 Australians are turned away from community legal centres.

This grant will enable ANIKA to develop as a project of Moonee Valley Legal Service, to provide community members with the legal help they desperately need.

Further, this single investment in ANIKA’s development means that it can be rolled out state-wide. Our university partners will pay a fee-per-student enrolled in the ANIKA unit, so ANIKA will be financially independent, providing free legal advice on an ongoing basis, to those who need it most.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Daniel

Project partner: Moonee Valley Legal Service

Budget

$199,795.00

Votes

1,138 votes received

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Taj

15 Aug 2018

What a great initiative, well done ANIKA team!

wzhong

15 Aug 2018

Finally!!! This needs to exist!

Dylan

15 Aug 2018

Great stuff! This is an invaluable addition to the legal industry

gport000

14 Aug 2018

Love it! Would 100% use this.

Matthewmolloy5

14 Aug 2018

Exactly what the legal industry needs!

Matthewmolloy5 > Matthewmolloy5

14 Aug 2018

And legal education!

GD

14 Aug 2018

Excellent idea! I have been wondering when we might see something like connect the supply and demand for legal services! So glad we have the innovative support and infrastructure in this city to make these great initiatives possible!

Nick

14 Aug 2018

Great initiative and a cost-effective way of delivering a greater volume of targeted, timely legal services to more people.