Headline: Korus is an education tool to help individuals learn about the legal rights that affect their daily lives.
Brief idea: Many individuals are not able to access information about their legal questions. The law as it is written is very robust and confusing. There are also laws that overrule other laws based on jurisdiction. What happens is a cycle of uncertainty and unknowing about the true nature of the law and the legal system. Our solution is to create a free and accessible information base for the public to become more informed. What the user sees is a translation from the legalese into an easy to understand format. This gives the power to the people to learn and engage more with our legal system. This can act as a resource for the courts to send people to who they can’t assist as well as members of the public who desire to be more informed.
Build: Ionic, Python, REST.
Margaret Treuting - team lead
Maxine Dixon -project organizer
Paritosh Gupta- programmer
AJ Beckner -programmer
Mariah Trisch - legal advisor
The full story: Maggie started the idea of Korus due to frustration with her own legal problems. Seeming to have more legal events in a year than the average U.S. consumer or merely being able identifying when these problems occurred better than others; there was still a struggle to find good legal information on her rights quickly. Often having to turn to her friend who is a lawyer for help. Why does the U.S. population not have a better understanding of our legal system and their basic rights? If this information is indeed available to the public why is it not easier to access? She wanted to be a factor in educating as well as changing current interactions individuals have with the legal system.