LawHelpCA's Website Fund
One of the ways we strengthen the legal aid community is by managing LawHelpCA.org, the ONLY statewide free legal resource and referral website specifically created to help low- and moderate-income Californians. This resource aims to increase overall access to justice. This past year alone, LawHelpCA had 486,000 unique users who conducted over 600,000 site visits. This was a 9.7% usage increase from the previous calendar year. Clearly, a need exists for free and reliable legal information.
LawHelpCA relies on the generosity of organizations like yours. Through your annual web dues, we maintain and improve LawHelpCA by conducting accessibility audits to ensure the site is accessible for all users, improving the quality and breadth of site resources, and enhancing user experience.
This year, your web dues are more important than ever: LawHelpCA needs to hire a new developer immediately in order to implement new usability features, such as a triage tool which will point users to the exact resource or referral they need based on information they provide in a short guided interview. This enhancement will vastly improve the user experience and provide access to justice in a more meaningful, and responsive way.
Currently, we receive funding from the State Bar of California and the American College of Bankruptcy, which we are incredibly grateful for. With the addition of your annual web dues, we will be able to improve LawHelpCA and continue providing resources for years to come. Thank you for your contribution and stay tuned for updates!