Justice For Me (JFM), whose purpose is to close the Justice Gap, today announced it will be accepting clients in Florida. JFM will be offering affordable legal loans to the Sunshine state from now on.
Florida is the 3rd biggest state by population and the 4th largest in terms of the number of attorneys according to the American Bar Association’s data, so the need for accessible legal services is huge.
“This is a year of expansion for the company,” said Joseph Cooper, co-founder and CEO of Justice For Me. “The Justice Gap is a huge issue that impacts millions of people so being able to expand to one of the biggest states in the country is a great step forward.”
Many people that need an attorney’s help cannot afford it, particularly when it usually includes a large upfront retainer. At the same time, attorneys turn away up to 30% of potential clients because most lawyers are small businesses and often cannot offer credit.
Justice For Me solves these challenges. We offer affordable legal loans for civil and some criminal cases with 0% interest options. Our clients pay no upfront cash or retainer but instead have affordable monthly payments. Attorneys can accept and retain more clients, avoid collection hassles, and get fast payments.
“This has been a long time coming,” said Richard Sierra, CEO of the Florida Small Business Legal Center, in Boca Raton, Florida. “Legal matters can be a tremendous cash drain on small businesses, so payment plans are a logical solution to that issue. Having another source to offer loans for legal matters and spread out payments is something we are excited to tell our clients about.”