In September, Rocket Lawyer became the first national company approved to participate in Utah’s regulatory sandbox, a pilot program for licensing new and alternative forms of legal providers and services. For Charley Moore, who founded Rocket Lawyer in 2008, it was yet another step in his quest to deliver high-value legal services at an affordable price.
A former U.S. Naval officer who served in the Gulf War before becoming a lawyer, Moore started his legal career as an internet and business lawyer with Venture Law Group in Menlo Park, Calif., where his clients included the-then fledgling startup Yahoo! He went on to start and sell another company before founding Rocket Lawyer, with the goal of providing small businesses and individuals with an alternative to the high cost of obtaining legal help.
In this episode of LawNext, Moore recounts the founding and development of Rocket Lawyer and its expansion into Europe starting in 2012. He also explains why he wanted the company to participate in the Utah sandbox and what he expects to happen there. Finally, as one of the few Black CEOs in legal tech, Moore discusses his thoughts on expanding diversity in the industry.
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