Not happy with prospects for law school graduates in Ukraine, Valentin Pivovarov, 25, has chosen a specialty that he thinks has promise — shaking up the legal profession with the aid of technology.
Pivovarov wasn’t interested in a standard legal career path, so he found inspiration in information technologies. Before long, he had linked up with Rocket Lawyer, one of the first legal companies to offer services online.
“Legal services provided online can significantly simplify people’s access to justice,” Pivovarov said. It can also save on the labor, rent and travel expenses for law firms. All the same, most firms still have “just simple websites” and standard, expensive services, he says.