Aalok Subedi, Santosh Giri, and Sanjaya Singh, co-founders of SiliconHire have been working to simplify legal terminologies
"A few youths in Nepal have initiated a legal technology venture which aims to make the legal services more accessible to everyone."
A few youths in Nepal have initiated a legal technology venture which aims to make the legal services more accessible to everyone. Aalok Subedi, Santosh Giri, and Sanjaya Singh, co-founders of SiliconHire have been working to simplify legal terminologies and provision for the general public. Their companies are named SiliconHire LLC in the US and SiliconHire Pvt. Ltd. in Nepal.
The venture develops legal technology software, provides legal process services and outsourcing, and develops legal literacy among people from different fields. Their products include AutoPAF®, Smart Law 2.0, MeroAdda.com, and WageCounty.com. MeroAdda.com has been launched in Nepal and is functioning actively. MeroAdda has been designed to bridge the gap between general people and lawyers. Through this online portal, anyone can share and get answers from the lawyers from respective domains for free. It also simplifies the articles and legal concepts not only in the constitution but also in all other existing Acts and Laws through its posts to bring legal literacy among social media users. They explain the legal provisions in layperson terms through its Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter and Viber Group.
MeroAdda also provides professional services including company registration for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups and facilitates Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for SMEs. Besides, they work on company amendment, company closure rental agreement, design/patent/ trademark, and social welfare council registration
They also have a YouTube program called 'Law Kura Garaun’ . The host discusses the details of different articles in the constitution and law thoroughly. They plan to introduce the program to national broadcast.
Q &A with lawyers
The general public can share their legal queries with lawyers for free just by logging in to Meroadda.com. They can search for lawyers in a district who hold certain specialization. The questions can be regarding anything which involves legal issues. The notification of the queries will be sent to the lawyers via email. They answer the question as per their expertise. For example: if somebody shares their queries related to the e-Commerce policy, ICT lawyers will be answering the questions.
In the long run, the team is planning to develop more advanced legal tech products. But their plan has to be backed by strong policy from the government. Some recent plans are paid services like DIY contracts, automated systems to track legal professional services, and Case Management Systems for Law Firms.
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