The team at CrowdJustice are super proud that our founder and CEO Julia Salasky has won an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2019!
Meet Julia Salasky
Julia began her career as a commercial litigator at Linklaters and later moved to work at the United Nations in Vienna and The Hague. She worked on a major project focusing on online dispute resolution to improve cross-border access to the legal system.
This experience gave Julia insight into how difficult it can be for people to afford access to a lawyer and protect their legal rights. Julia believed that a tech solution could help more people access legal services, better understand their rights and engage with the legal system.
In 2015, she set up CrowdJustice - an online fundraising platform specifically designed for people with a legal issue. In four years, CrowdJustice has raised £10m for over 500 legal matters, made up mostly of modest donations from over 200,000 backers.
What achievements do the Legal 500 awards recognise?
In addition to legal practice awards, presented to law firms, chambers, solicitors, barristers and in-house lawyers (congratulations to all the winners listed here!), the Legal 500 gives out a few Outstanding Achievement awards.
This year, the awards recognise women who are either still working in private practice (or who originally came from private practice), who are making a real difference to the legal profession through their work. Julia has been recognised with an award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Services.
Congratulations to Julia, and to all of the other winners and nominees!
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