Effort aims to ease filing for bankruptcy


Lawyers program, startup partner to aid low-income residents.
News Story (Washington)

Patty Hastings
Columbian (WA)
February 6, 2018
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Tags: Bankruptcy, Technology

Organizations mentioned/involved: Upsolve, Clark County Volunteer Lawyer Program (WA)


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A new partnership aims to tackle some of that bankruptcy paperwork and make filing more efficient, allowing the volunteer lawyers to help more people. Upsolve, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based startup, uses software that collects the information needed to file for bankruptcy. It’s similar to filing taxes online; the software asks filers questions and then uses the answers to populate standardized court documents, which are then reviewed by a volunteer lawyer.