AI-powered tool helps domestic violence survivors file restraining orders


When a domestic violence survivor files the legal paperwork for a restraining order against an abuser, the process is often complicated, emotional, and time-intensive.
News Story (California)

Rebecca Ruiz
Mashable
December 16, 2017
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Tags: Domestic Violence, Technology

Organizations mentioned/involved: HelpSelf Legal, Family Violence Law Center (FVLC) (Oakland, CA)


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While there’s no shortcut to make that experience less painful or nerve-wracking, Dorna Moini, a lawyer who’s represented numerous survivors pro-bono, wants to make it more efficient. That’s why she launched HelpSelf Legal, a fee-based site that uses artificial intelligence to enhance the process of filling restraining order paperwork.

“It would be nice to have everyone have a lawyer to help them through the process,” says Moini, “but the reality is that there aren’t enough lawyers.”