Just as the smartphone brought computing to the cyberchallenged, it is putting justice into the hands of some who may need it most.
Apps for immigrants, the indigent, those who face arrest and the lawyers who help them have been popping up with increasing frequency.
Instead of finding themselves hamstrung, people relying on these apps are able to deal with the legality of things from a much more informed vantage point.
Moreover, the same apps can come in handy when alleged violators show up in a courtroom.
Adds Rostain: “Apps in this area not only give everyday people resources to solve their legal problems—they educate people about the law and empower them.