Technology company whose software makes it easy for people to fill out Chapter 7 bankruptcy paperwork on their own and for attorneys to review this paperwork before people file it unrepresented at their local Bankruptcy Courts.
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Organization type(s): Online, Provider



For Struggling Consumers, a Cheaper Way to File for Bankruptcy

Katy Stech Ferek
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
September 10, 2017
A nonprofit has developed an online program designed to help people prepare a chapter 7 filing without a lawyer.


Access To Justice Through Technology For 2018

Mary E. Juetten
Above the Law
December 19, 2017
2018 will be the year that we move the needle on access to justice for all citizens using technology.

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Program enables poor to more easily file for bankruptcy

Edward D. Murphy
Portland Press Herald (Maine)
January 17, 2018
Financial protection could reach more people with program that combines free online technology and training.

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Can’t afford to file for bankruptcy? A pilot program can help

Amanda Garrett
Akron Beacon Journal
January 20, 2018
Community Legal Aid — which helps poor and working-class people — is rolling out a pilot program with a tech upstart that could open a legal path for hundreds more here to file bankruptcy after a job loss, medical expenses, divorce or some other life crisis.

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Effort aims to ease filing for bankruptcy

Patty Hastings
Columbian (WA)
February 6, 2018
Lawyers program, startup partner to aid low-income residents.

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When You Can’t Afford to Go Bankrupt

Paul Kiel
March 2, 2018
There’s ample evidence many people don’t file for bankruptcy simply because they can’t pay an attorney. It’s a fixable problem.


What happens when you can’t afford to go bankrupt

Paul Kiel
Washington Post
March 2, 2018
It happens every tax season. With many more people suddenly able to pay a lawyer, the number of bankruptcy filings jumps way up in March, stays high in April, then declines.


Legal tech is opening the system to those who need legal representation the most

Shannon Farley
March 14, 2018
If technology works so well in a legal setting, why haven’t we seen a greater breadth of legal tech solutions?

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Partnership could ease bankruptcy process

Jeremy Nobile
Crain’s Cleveland Business
May 6, 2018
While the Akron nonprofit is the only group in the state partnering with Upsolve for a one-year pilot program to help low-income clients facing bankruptcy, it joins several other legal aid groups doing so across the country.

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Community Legal Aid pilot program provides virtual legal assistance in Wayne County

Jeremy Nobile
Crain’s Cleveland Business
May 16, 2018
Community Action has set up a virtual office at its Wooster location to connect low-income Wooster citizens seeking legal help with legal aid attorneys, allowing typical consultations and assistance with legal documents to be addressed.

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Bankruptcy is a powerful tool for fighting predatory bills. This app helps you do it for free

Adele Peters
Fast Company
October 9, 2018
The problem is that filing for bankruptcy can be prohibitively expensive. Upsolve wants to change that.


Nonprofit Upsolve Helps Low-Income Americans Get Out of Debt

Denver Frederick
Chronicle of Philanthropy
July 25, 2019
This edition of the Business of Giving podcast features Rohan Pavuluri, CEO of Upsolve. The nonprofit legal-services provider, founded by lawyers Pavuluri and Jonathan Petts, helps low-income Americans achieve a fresh start through Chapter 7 bankruptcy at no cost.

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3 Ways Legal Aid Attys Are Using Tech To Boost Court Access

Natalie Rodriguez
October 20, 2019
On Oct. 10, the Legal Services Corp. announced which 30 legal organizations had scored a slice of $4.2 million in grant money it was offering to fund technology projects that increase low-income Americans' access to legal help.

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