An efficient system for counties to help victims secure their protection orders

How it works for the victim (client)

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1. View Process, Legal Info Free

The client visits LegalAtoms.com from any device securely and privately. The client can then check their eligibility for DVPO, the process as a series of simple steps and answers to many situational questions

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2. Create DVPO Papers Free

Clients answers questionnaires in plan language which then generates Petition and other court forms. The client sees help text and videos next to the questions prepared by lawyers & advocates

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3. Consult Facilitators Free & Optional

Clients can securely share their online application with advocates or court officials. They can even hold a secure video call without the need to install any software

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4. E-File Free

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many courts have allowed filing the DVPO online. LegalAtoms allows the client to send the complete package electronically (e-mail and within LegalAtoms). 

How it works for you (court staff)

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1. Login to portal

A clerk logs in to view all clients including new client case submissions. The clerk is assured that the applications are complete and validated e.g. minors are really under 18 based on dates of births, addresses are validated against Google maps, conditional checks (e.g. additional checks in case user is asking for surrender of firearms option) 

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2. Talk to the client

After receiving the packets, the clerk can communicate with the petitioner using secure built in chat, and video call features in LegalAtoms.

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3. Review and Correct Optional

Clerks can review the DVPO documents (MS WORD, PDF) , make corrections and/or send notes to clients for revisions. For example improve the statement or explain a protection

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4. Process the Case

The clerk can then approve or reject. Then the clerk has ability to move the case forward to the commissioner, law enforcement within LegalAtoms or using their existing system to have all capabilities in a paperless format.  

Core Features

Modules

LegalAtoms provides these modules that serve additional roles (offices) in a court. These offer richer A-la carte functionality and separation, while keeping all parties on a single uniform platform for seamlessly moving data and moving to a paperless model. 

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Clerk

This page provides the complete information for Clerk module. In summary clerks can receive court packets, offer assistance, and decisions back to the client in a secure and seamless way.

Clerks can also forward and share the client case with different roles such as Judges or Commissioner, Advocates or Facilitators

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Pro Se

Offers the general public a guided experience to prepare and file their court packets 

Features 

  • Questions posed in simple non-legal language 
  • Print correct court forms without missing required fields
  • Spanish language
  • Download court in MS WORD or PDF
  • E-file
  • Share your online cases seamlessly
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Adovcate

Clients can become aware of the court facilitators and advocates, on what they offer, and whether their situation qualifies for their help. Clients can then share their cases, and communicate with them seamlessly via integrated chat, and voice and video calls for added privacy and surveillance protection

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Prosecutor

  • Defendant and victim smart database searchable using natural language
  • Charges creation and filing
  • Create motions and auto-populate data
  • Have different accounts within Prosecutor's office with different permissions
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Judge

LegalAtoms provides a judges to view cases online, modify them, issue orders

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Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement can service documents electronically to the respondent and send updates back to the clerk

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Legal Clinics

LegalAtoms provides a academic institutions to be setup legal clinics in collaboration with court staff members

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Non profits

Non profits can setup accounts that allows them to assist clients within protection orders such as domestic violence protection orders. They get access to client questionnaires, court forms and the ability to chat or video call with clients securely without needing clients to install any software

What's in a Packet Example: DVPO

We work with your county to determine the exact set of forms and ensure our software populates them to your requirements

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Pricing

Here are the standard packages

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DVPO Professional

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DVPO Premium

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  • Everything in DVPO Professional
    All the features listed in the plan "DVPO Professional"

  • All DVPO related filings
    All filings for Domestic Violence Protection Order. This includes
    • Initial filing
    • Hearing to secure an order
    • Re-scheduling of hearings
    • (Any other filings related to DVPO)

  • Chat Support
    Clients, staff members can get immediate help with website related questions via chat app, 9am to 9pm Pacific time, 7 days a week

  • Automated Checks on E-filing
    You can specify the county-specific checks which are applied at the time of E-filing to provide immediate feedback to the client for quality document in every filing

  • Secure chat for clients-facilitator conversations
    Clients and your staff can chat online for added safety for the client(victim). Your staff members can address the questions efficiently in one go

  • Video conference
    Clients can hold video conference with your staff members securely from any device without needing to install any software

  • Invite new clients
    In case a client contacts you (phone, e-mail, walk-in etc) for help, you can send them a nice and informative introduction e-mail with a link to LegalAtoms. Your staff member can also pre-fill as many questions as you like. The client can click to begin

  • Appointment requests
    Your staff members can keep an online calendar and identify time windows where they can accept clients. They can define additional rules such as the advanced notice required (e.g. 2 hours, or 3 days), the minimum gap between or after appointments. A client can make an appointment request, and your staff memeber can accept, decline or not respond (which turns into a decline)

  • Customized help content
    A self service way for facilitators to add help content next to questions. This could be detailed articles or videos that help improve a county residents ability to self-help and file

  • Coming Soon: Spanish language
    Website and all questionnaires in Spanish

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Protection Orders Premium

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  • Everything in DVPO Professional
    All the features listed in the plan "DVPO Professional"

  • Coming Soon: All Protection Orders filings
    All filings for Domestic Violence Protection order and all civil protection orders. This includes
    • Domestic Violence Protection Order
    • Sexual Assualt Protection Order
    • Stalking Protection Order
    • Anti-harrassment Protection Order
    • Vulnerable Adult Protection Order
    • Extreme Risk Protection Order

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