Don’t you wish you can get some legal assistance online? That would be such a convenient option for those who don’t know any lawyer and needs to consult one for some legal problems. Well, now that service is available in the Philippines, right on your fingertips with the LexMeet app.
Personally, finding a lawyer that you can ask to clarify things that need legal expertise is not easy. I remember when I needed to clarify how to go about with my birth certificate issue so I can get a passport. It took some time because I don’t know a trustworthy lawyer who will not cost an arm and a leg just to ask some questions.
Imagine if I had a bigger problem? Legal problems that are not readily resolved usually end up being bigger problems. Many Filipinos who need legal help often feel helpless as getting a trustworthy lawyer is a luxury they cannot afford. Not to mention those fake attorneys in social media that victimize clients in dire need of legal service.
The World Justice Project Report showed that approximately 80% of legal problems in the Philippines do not receive legal assistance. Filipinos, especially OFWs and PWDs, find it extremely troublesome to deal with legal issues in the Philippines because they think it’s inconvenient, expensive and intimidating to deal with legal issues at a lawyer’s office. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are also in need of legal assistance also lack access to affordable legal help.
This dilemma can now be solved in just a click with LexMeet- the first legal solutions mobile app in the Philippines that aims to bridge the gap between clients and lawyers. With just a click of the LexMeet APP on a smartphone or a computer, LexMeet can give you quick access to legal services that are both competent and affordable.
LexMeet gives Filipinos legal service accessibility anytime, anywhere. Clients can receive legal assistance online, legal documents and legal remedies online, at their own convenience. LexMeet creates legal tech products that allow clients and lawyers the ability to complete an entire legal case, from assessment to execution of judgment.
LexMeet’s New Products
LexMeet’s three new products for legal assistance online are grouped into Assist, Consult, and Everyday Law.
ASSIST – a FREE legal crowdsourcing platform for initial assessment of a client’s legal problem. This is where a client could determine if he/she really needs a lawyer or if he/she really has a case to file in court or not.
CONSULT – a PREPAID online legal consultation platform using video conference with the lawyer-client matching algorithm. Clients can comfortably request the date and time of the online legal consultation with the lawyer. They meet the selected lawyer face-to-face in LexMeet’s own video chat consultation platform where they could directly ask questions and make clarifications as well as upload additional documents for review. The lawyer chosen is informed in advance of the client’s legal problem with the attached documents. Follow-up legal consultation can be conveniently made by the client and/or they can easily arrange for another lawyer’s second opinion or advice.
EVERYDAY LAW – Free legal information and knowledge through blogs/vlogs.
Lawyers also benefit from LexMeet because it gives them a chance to reach a larger market and improve their individual standing.
LexMeet’s latest data as of February 13, 2020, shows a total number of 29,784 clients served by a pool of 452 lawyers solving a total number of 26,525 legal problems.
The Beginnings of LexMeet
LexMeet Inc. was one of the big winners during the fourth season of “The Final Pitch,” a business reality show. Atty. Marlon Valderama, founder and President of LexMeet Inc. “pitched” his idea for a mobile legal app called LexMeet to an esteemed panel of investors who were hoping to own a piece of “the next big idea”.
Mega Global Corp’s CEO, Mr. William Tiu Lim who was a judge/investor for the show saw the potential of LexMeet and offered to invest in LexMeet Inc. He said: “Lexmeet’s goal to help Filipinos who do not have legal access appealed to us. Mega Global Corporation has always been about nation-building and enriching the lives of every Filipino”.
With Mega Global Corp’s investment, Atty. Valderama says: “We will be able to make LexMeet known to more people. We will also add more features to our existing products based on the feedback and learnings from our users. Using the fund, we will also start to develop two of our other products, (Lex)Docs, a chatbot legal document assembly and (Lex)Notary, a prototype electronic notarial system with blockchain component. We’ve also decided to put up a Singaporean holdings company called Lex Prime Holdings Pte. Ltd. in preparation for our possible expansion in Southeast Asia in the near future”.
LexMeet is the technological realization of a lawyer’s dream to provide Filipinos all over the globe with an affordable, convenient and simple solution to their legal problems. There are a lot of practice areas handled by LexMeet. Here are some of the common cases:
- Employment Law
- Annulment and Family Law
- Estate Planning
- Property Law
- Banking & Debt Finance Law Renters and Tenants Rights
How to get legal assistance online with LexMeet?
- Step 1: First, download LexMeet on App Store or Google Play Store; or visit the website www.Lexmeet.com.
- Step 2: Sign Up and create a profile
- Step 3: After creating a profile, one can seek legal advice by providing the details of their legal needs using the Submit Legal Problem button. The client needs to have sufficient credits needed to have a consultation with a lawyer.
LexMeet legal assistance online is priced at Php500 per 15-minute online consultation with the lawyer matched to a client’s situation. Atty. Valderama said that time is enough to discuss legal matters being inquired about. Topping up or adding credits to an account is easy and convenient too as it can be done via Dragon Pay (Online Banking, OTC/ATM Banks, Remittance Centers, GCash), Paypal, and Coins.ph.
The good thing about the process is that legal questions are already submitted to LexMeet’s platform along with the related documents. That gives the assigned lawyer ample time to review submitted information before the meeting which happens online. This saves time and money.
There’s also nothing to worry about fake lawyers because LexMeet’s Lawyers List have been screened for their professional credentials. LexMeet requires lawyers to submit their Integrated Bar of the Philippines Identification Card. This information submitted will also be verified with the IBP, confirming compliance of their Attorney’s license.
With the decision to create an app, LexMeet made it possible for every Filipinos to have access to legal assistance online even without access to a computer. With mobile technology, everyone can seek assistance anytime, anywhere. With LexMeet, legal help is now just a click away. For more information, please visit www.lexmeet.com and/or download the app on AppStore or Google Play Store.