How to Get a Home with Lawyer Robot Help
Created by a student 20 years, the program makes life easier for those who need to get justice for housing, health and even to protest against an unfair penalty. Hiring a lawyer is far from being a chance for people in social vulnerability. Who just lost their home to a repossession or eviction has no head or resources to pursue their rights in court. But what if all this could be done automatically and for free?
This is the proposal of the English entrepreneur Joshua Browder. At just 20, he is the founder of chatbot – a robot like Siri, Apple – legal assistance, DoNotPay. The site became famous for helping people to automatically appeal against traffic tickets in New York and London – and the calculation is that, in total, this has led to savings of US $ 4 million…
Advocate robot helps homeless people to get a home
Through the site, Browder began to receive messages from people with housing problems. A woman in the United Kingdom said that he was afraid of being discharged from the hospital where he was undergoing treatment, because he was about to be evicted from his apartment. In the country, people who have just lost their homes are entitled to housing allowance and can get on a waiting list to get live in residential complexes government. The problem is that the process is bureaucratic and confusing – unable to afford a lawyer, people end up giving up.
Because of this email, Browder programmed the DoNotPay to assist with cases of eviction and repossession. The user registers, answers questions about your case and the robot automatically generates the necessary paperwork so that they ask their benefits. If necessary, it is also able to ask questions via chat. And the program is quite clever: he is able to rearrange the letter according to the most vulnerable points of each case – if the person has a physical or mental health problem, for example, that becomes the focus of the document, optimizing chance the request is fulfilled by the government.
Assist people who lost their roof recently is just one of the tool’s functions, which in addition to the fines, also helps airline passengers who suffered delays. The site offers a form, the client says that service needs and tells a bit about the case – whether the fine, whether the flight. Soon after, the robot tells you if the user is eligible to appeal against the fine or receive an airline’s compensation. The DoNotPay still generates the document to automatically appeal, with all the necessary information.
Finally, the site also helps patients with HIV. In some British and American states, they need to prove that their sexual partners are aware of the disease, or they may be prosecuted and imprisoned. The DoNotPay sends a statement via SMS to the partner to confirm that he knows of HIV and this certificate is sent to a central data anonymous.
law firms have made proposals for partnerships to use the platform in their work and to acquire customers. It is the opposite of what Browder want: he does not want to work with lawyers but replace them. Automating these small and paperwork, the student of Stanford hopes to replace what he calls “25 000 explorers” – without charging fees.