Associate Departs Big Law to Create Pro Se Online Startup


Proposed cuts to legal aid nationwide spurred Dorna Moini to take a leap in October and leave Sidley Austin to launch HelpSelf Legal.
News Story (California)

Angela Morris
Law.com
January 5, 2018
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Tags: Domestic Violence, Technology

Organizations mentioned/involved: HelpSelf Legal


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It was the proposed cuts to legal aid nationwide that spurred Moini to take a leap in October and leave Sidley to launch HelpSelf Legal, an online platform for self-represented litigants to create documents and filings in routine legal matters. HelpSelf’s first product is designed to assist domestic violence victims in California. Moini expects to expand to other types of legal matters and more states.

“Hopefully, we’ll have a system that will allow people to have much greater success than they would if they were going it on their own,” said Moini, who lives in Los Angeles.