As lawyers across the country mobilize to respond to an onslaught of immigration and civil rights issues, some legal vendors are stepping up and offering those lawyers free access to their products and services.
These are the ones I know of. Tell me of others and I’ll add them here (ambrogi-at-gmail.com).
Casetext. The legal research company is offering free access to its full suite of premium tools, including CARA, for litigators fighting for civil rights and civil liberties. If you are an attorney working on a civil rights case, you can request free access at this link.
Clio. The practice management platform is donating free access to its software to on-the-ground immigration lawyers who are donating their time and expertise to represent those affected by the Trump administration’s immigration orders. Find details of the offer here.
Excel Esquire. This company provides Excel training to deserving public interest organizations either free or at a substantial discount. It can also provide support for specific projects as needed. To learn about hosting Excel training at your public interest organization, send an email to Excel Esquire.
Everchron. This case management platform sponsors a program called EPIC (Everchron Public Interest Community) by which it provides free use of Everchron for any pro bono cases, including work in furtherance of civil liberties. Lawyers working on public interest matters who are interested in the EPIC program can contact Everchron at email@example.com.
Fastcase. Although Fastcase has not specifically made an offer in response to the current situation, immigration lawyers who are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association get access to Fastcase as a member benefit. Non-AILA members can search case law and statutes for free on Fastcase using the iOS app. (See my write-up about the app.)
Immi. Launched in response to the Trump administration’s immigration orders, this site helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options, obtain legal information, and get referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations. It was created by the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net.
Ravel. The legal research service is providing free access to its full suite of research tools to lawyers working to help those affected by the administration’s immigration orders. For more information, email Ravel at firstname.lastname@example.org.