Monday, December 31, 2007
Kevin Yu writes to inform us about his blog entitled helpmesue.com He describes this blog as follows:
HelpMeSue makes it fast, easy, and free for the average American to post a potential legal grievance for public viewing. This is done anonymously. Once on the site, the case is available for lawyers and laymen to view, comment on, or respond to - all of which is also free. The goal of our site is to make it easy for everyone - not just those with an abundance of time and money - to find legal help. The marketplace will naturally determine which grievances are "worthy" or being taken up, and which are not.
As the number of cases on our site has grown, it has become clear to me that many of the cases are of high emotional value, but of little monetary value. Many people seem to want an "outlet" for "justice" - not just a big payout. I'm trying to find a way to let law professors around the country know about our site, in case their students are interested in performing pro-bono work for some of these folks.
This blog is not very useful to lawprofessors, but may be of interest to students looking to give free advice and trying to develop a name for themselves. It may also be a place where lawyers can pick up some referrals.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein