An efficient system for offering experiential learning to law students

How it works for the victim (client)


1. View Process, Legal Info Free

The client visits 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


3. Consult Law Student Free & Optional

Clients can securely share their online application with law students and the lawyers supervising them. Clients can receive help from students, have secure chat or hold a secure video call without the need to install any software or exchange contact info


4. E-File Free

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many counties in Washington state and across the country have allowed case filings over e-mail or electronically within our system. LegalAtoms allows the client to send the complete package over e-mail without having to leave their home. Additionally, LegalAtoms runs the common checks which the court staff recommend to us privately so they can be sure that common fields e.g. names, contact info, dates of births, the statement are filled, and addresses are valid

How it works for the law student


1. Login to portal

A law student receives an e-mail notification that a client is seeking assistance. The student can reject a client (e.g. not suitable or available for the student) or accept them to then assist them. Accepting, rejecting or other management is simplified to a single click

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2. Talk to the client

Law student can talk to the petitioner via online chat, phone or integrated video conference. Law students don't have to disclose their personal information. 


3. Review. Consult On-call Lawyer Optional

Law students  can review the questionnaires and the final court forms produced, make corrections and/or send notes to clients for revisions. Students also have a list of on-call attorneys setup by the instructor who can be reached for assistance. 


4. E-File

The law student can then direct the client E-file (certain jurisdiction) or print and file

What's in a DVPO application

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



Here are the standard packages




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  • DVPO cases
    The initial filing of Domestic Violence Protection Order

  • Unlimited number of clients
    Law students can assist an unlimited number of clients using their accounts. They can also directly ask clients walking into law schools' pro bono programs to  create an account and log in

  • Up to 10 law students
    Up to 10 law students can keep  active profiles. For example 10 students could be using LegalAtoms in the Fall quarter and then another 10 different students could set up profile in the Winter quarter

  • Instructor console
    The instructor gets a slightly enhanced view where they can get total visibility into all client and law student interactions. We cut the burden on the instructor by e-mail notifications

  • Secure chat
    Clients can talk to law students via an integrated chat system that offers privacy to all parties

  • Phone Support
    Clients, staff members can get phone support during office hours 9am-5pm M-F.





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