The uLaw history started in 2017, with a vision : after more than fifteen years’ career, of cases evolving from pro bono representations to initial public offerings, from Bar assistance units to secret conclaves, between niche firms and international reputed structures, the arcane principles underlying the system were becoming obvious and the findings even more.
The legal service industry has to move forward and said evolution will be built around humanity and transparency. While lawyers and clients should be closer than never, justice and its players appear opaque, rigid, outdated and the gap between clients and their counsel reaches levels one could never have imagined. At a moment where information has never been so accessible and where trust becomes only achievable through shared users experiences, historical opaque reputations built on marble floors and delivering technocratic advices do not convince anymore.
The expectation is not less than a revolution: reset everything to rebuild, differently, better. Challenge the system to place humanity at the hearth of the model.
uLaw’s vision was emerging, as well as its founding pillars.
Naturally, the first pillar was transparency, for lawyers as well as for clients.
For clients, through an objective rating of the profiles based on true competences and on user’s feedbacks, a useful and predictable work planning to which the client is part of, an innovating billing philosophy, real-time follow-up of the files and budget management tools.
For lawyers, a new working culture, a community where everyone has its chance and access to the same tools to manage its career. Once historical privileges aside, sharing, collaborating and learning are emerging as fundamentals in a human environment, clear of its administrative burdens and allowing free choices where humanity is key.
Said transparency would be supported by exchange and reciprocation.
Exchange of users’ feedbacks, of expertise and know-how, of resources allowing to meet the increasing complexity of demands, fixed costs requirements and to follow human’s evolution. With a workplace totally reorganized around these values.
These three pillars should evolve in a modern environment, connected, reactive, user friendly, flexible and adaptive, through an efficient structure elaborated around the needs of its users. The digital footprint would therefore be strong, but only act as a tool servicing human values.
The idea was born; it only needed to be brought to life to begin writing this new chapter of the history with you.