Legal Tree is a Philippine-based tech startup and social enterprise founded by Atty. Jason Arteche with the goal of making legal services simple and affordable.
Hi, I’m Atty. Jason Arteche, owner and founder of Legal Tree.
He who has less in life should have more in law — is this social justice principle true today?
My years of legal practice have exposed me to the high cost of legal services. I’ve seen first-hand how many people don’t have access to legal services because it's too expensive and difficult to use. Legal consultations cost thousands of pesos while personal and business documents (i.e. affidavits and contracts) cost just as much. Looking for a lawyer with the right specialization for your legal concern is also time-consuming and difficult. As a result, most people don’t use legal services and are either abused or taken advantage of.
According to the 2019 edition of the World Justice Project’s “Global Insights on Access to Justice”, 80% of Filipinos who needed legal help did not receive it. Worse, of the 20% who did receive legal help, 72% of them sought legal help from friends and families while only 15% sought help from lawyers and the rest from various institutions.
This is why I founded Legal Tree with the goal of empowering Filipinos to protect their rights and making legal services accessible and helpful for them. My vision is a Philippines where anyone who needs legal services can easily get it.
With Legal Tree anyone can create and customize their personal & business documents anytime online within minutes using our innovative Q&A tool. We have a growing library of 90+ essential documents to date.
If they need legal advice, we can connect them with our nearest Partner Lawyers with the right specialization for their legal question within 1 to 2 business days for a consultation. We've partnered with 140+ lawyers nationwide to ensure they can consult a lawyer anytime and anywhere.
As a social enterprise we keep our prices affordable and everything we earn is reinvested back to our goal of making legal services accessible. Still, we do not compromise on the quality of our services by ensuring that lawyers review the documents before making them available on the website. Further, we collaborate only with lawyers who are experienced and in good standing with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.
Since we launched in January 2020 we’ve helped 500+ individuals and businesses. We’ve also provided 180+ documents and partnered with 140+ lawyers nationwide to provide legal services anytime and anywhere.
We’re also a member-startup of QBO Philippines Innovation Hub, a public-private partnership supporting the Philippine startup ecosystem. We’ve also been featured as a startup inspiration by UnionBank GlobalLinker and Asia Law Portal.
We look forward to helping more Filipinos and fulfill our goal of making legal services simple and affordable.