New My Rights App Provides Practical Legal Information for Youth

New My Rights App Provides Practical Legal Information for Youth

My Rights Application Created in Partnership with Local Community Legal Centre, YouthLaw

 

Melbourne, Australia –August 30, 2017: A new app created to help young people find legal and practical information about sensitive topics like family violence in an easy-to-use, private and safe way will be launched in Melbourne today.

The My Rights app was designed by a team of students from the University of Melbourne Law School in partnership with Youthlaw, a specialist community legal centre that represents children and young people under 25 years of age in Victoria.

The My Rights app was developed using the technology and assistance of

Neota Logic, creators of a leading artificial intelligence (AI)-driven platform for the intelligent automation of expertise, documents, and business processes.

The app:

  • Provides tailored legal information on a range of matters affecting thousands of young people (e.g. ‘are you legally permitted to leave your parents’ home?’)
  • Provides practical advice relevant to these matters (e.g. ‘is it a good idea to leave your parents’ home?’)
  • Allows users to contact Youthlaw for further information about their circumstances (e.g. ‘talk to a Youthlaw lawyer about leaving your parents’ home and the resources available to you’)

Said Joanne Ellis, lawyer, from Youthlaw, “We’re excited to be launching the new ‘My Rights’ App for young people. We know that young people often go online as a first port of call when searching for information about their legal rights and responsibilities. The My Rights App provides youth friendly information about issues that young people commonly face as they become independent, including: relationships, renting, seeing a doctor and leaving home. We’re grateful to our partners at Melbourne Law School and Neota Logic for their commitment to this important access to justice initiative.”

Julian Uebergang, Managing Director, Neota Logic, Asia Pacific said, “It’s been fantastic to partner with Melbourne Law School and Youthlaw on development of the My Rights App. Being able to provide access to justice is core to what we do at Neota Logic. Through scaling expertise, our technology is able to deliver legal advice to those who cannot afford it, in a convenient way.”

Gary Cazalet, Senior Lecturer at Melbourne Law School, said the students developed the app as part of a public interest law subject, Law Apps.

“Through the subject, students learn how technology can be used to provide fast and accurate answers to common legal problems,” he said.

“Law apps are a growing part of the legal landscape and working with partners like Youthlaw enables our students to have an impact on access to justice and while also building skills in this important area.”

 

About Youthlaw:

Youthlaw is a specialist community legal centre that advocates for children and young people. Their team of lawyers help young people from backgrounds of disadvantage that are experiencing legal issues to do with family violence, fines, interactions with authorities, debts and homelessness.

The My Rights app is intended to help young people find legal and practical information in a way that is accessible to them. If they want further assistance from a Youthlaw lawyer, the app facilitates this connection. Being able to access straightforward legal information online helps prevent young people getting into legal trouble and assists them to identify and deal with legal problems at an earlier stage.

 

About Neota Logic

Neota Logic delivers artificial intelligence software that makes doing business easier.  Our AI software platform and reasoning engine enable our clients to automate their expertise intelligently at internet scale through applications accessible 24/7, and to improve business decisions while reducing risks and costs. For more information, visit http://www.neotalogic.com.

 

About Melbourne Law School

Melbourne Law School is ranked as the top law school in Australia by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (2017). It is Australia’s first graduate law school.

 

Media Contacts:

Youthlaw

Ariel Couchman

Ariel@youthlaw.asn.au,

03 9611 2412

 

Melbourne Law School

Lauren Smith

lauren.smith1@unimelb.com.au,

03 8344 4362

 

Neota Logic

Catherine Ostheimer

ostheimer@neotalogic.com

+ 1 646 762 4225

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