1LAW attorney travels to Netherlands to discuss technology improving access to legal services worldwide

Tyler Todd, a lawyer from 1Law, in front of the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Tyler Todd, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — One company in St. George is using the power of technology to bridge the gap between people around the world and their access to justice and legal services.

1LAW, a personal injury law firm that started in St. George and has multiple locations in the U.S., is now an internationally known brand because of the technology it created to help those around the world get better access to justice.

Tyler Todd, an attorney from 1Law, presents at the Global Legal Forum in The Hague, Netherlands, August 2018 | Photo courtesy of Tyler Todd, St. George News

Tyler Todd, an attorney who specializes in personal injury at 1LAW and chief executive officer for 1LAW Technologies, has been a part of the movement and has been invited to speak at conferences across the world about the technology.

Todd presented at the Global Legal Forum at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, earlier this month. The forum brings together law ministries, legal academics, judiciary, law firms, in-house counsels and legal technology companies to discuss issues regarding society and the legal industry.

“In the U.S. we don’t really think about human rights violations,” Todd said. “We don’t really think about people not having access to lawyers and legal services, especially in a community like this where a lot of people know someone that might be in the legal profession. But that’s not really how it is in bigger cities or around the world.”

A team from 1LAW has created the Docubot app, where consumers can have access to free automated forms such as wills, power of attorney and medical directives. One of the features on the Docubot app generates over a thousand legal forms from multiple databases.

“It automates a lot of processes that are often tedious and time consuming,” Todd said.

Docubot users can even access lawyers through video or SMS, and the app has a chatbot technology where lawyers can interact with their clients.

Besides the Netherlands, 1LAW members have done other presentations all over the world this year, from New York to Tokyo, to make people aware of the technology and get lawyers to utilize it. Todd said the 1LAW network currently has over 1,200 lawyers from around the world using the app and its features.

“We just hope that it will bring some kind of change and address the issue of human rights violations,” he said. “It won’t solve the problem obviously, but we just believe that using our technology will at least start giving people a voice, and then having their legal rights and civil liberties protected.”

You can learn more about the 1LAW network and its app by visiting the 1LAW website.


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