In Paris, a law firm has created an app for its clients
How can the law be made more accessible and every aspect of the legal system simplified? That is the challenge that the Dehan law firm has set itself with the app Flash Avocat.
Some sectors, like banking and insurance, have worked on creating stronger ties with consumers. But one area which remains difficult to access is the law, which is still regarded as too complex, with many people hesitant to turn to experts for advice on their cases.
Having spotted this, Yohan Dehan and Allan Schinazi chose to innovate. Together they created the app Flash Avocat in order to increase interaction between clients and lawyers, with the main objective of reducing the gap between supply and demand in legal matters.
What’s the principle? The user can benefit from free legal advice after simply sending a photo. The process works in three steps: the app is opened, the client chooses the legal category, followed by the submission of some form of ID and the document in question (the offence, employer correspondence, grievance…).
A lawyer then provides a response to the question asked, or gives initial guidance on the dispute in question. This legal service has a fixed fee. Once the customer has signed up, they have a virtual platform with a record of their questions, bills and the status of their current issue. They can also ask questions using the platform’s interface.
Having won third prize in 2016 in innovation for lawyers in client relations, the future looks to be bright for the app.