Platform seeks to help public find the right lawyer, at the right price.

KUALA LUMPUR, MY – (March 23, 2017) – CanLaw, a Malaysian legal-tech startup company today announced the launch of CanLaw 2.0, Malaysia’s first-ever fully-automated Online Lawyer-Discovery Platform.

Established in May 2016, CanLaw seeks to innovate legal services through the use of technology and to improve access to justice.

To find a lawyer, users only need to go onto the platform, submit their legal needs and they will be able to compare up to 5 different quotation proposals from relevant registered lawyers. They will be able to compare not just the price, but also full profiles of the respective lawyers.

“Finding lawyers can be quite an intimidating and overwhelming process for the regular person,” said Loo Soon Yi, Founder and CEO of CanLaw. “This lawyer-discovery platform will remove that initial barrier of finding a lawyer while giving users full-access to the lawyers’ profiles and price-range. Both the public and lawyers will benefit from the platform as it would help set expectations straight even before their first appointment,”

“CanLaw does not provide any referral services,” said Edwin Lee, COO of CanLaw. “To maintain neutrality, we do not recommend nor endorse any particular lawyer on our platform. Users are free to interact with any lawyer who responds to their fee quote request – within their private dashboard.”

The newly launched CanLaw 2,0 boasts of many new features. Among others would be the new intelligent search function which enables users to locate the relevant forms very easily. There will also be an easy quote comparison feature where users can compare the profiles and quotations of lawyers within a highly intuitive user interface. With the instant chat feature, users will now be able to contact the lawyers immediately to clarify on the fee quotes or to organize the logistics of a potential appointment before securing an appointment with a lawyer of their choice.

The online platform is currently fully operational within the Klang Valley. CanLaw is looking to expand to all other main cities in Peninsular Malaysia by the end of 2017. According to Loo, after Malaysia, CanLaw will be setting its sight on expanding regionally.

CanLaw is an alumni of Khazanah’s Project Brainchild (Batch 3), finalist in the National Blue Ocean Strategy Competition 2016 and winner of the Maxis Inspire Challenge 2016. The legal-tech startup also secured a Cradle CIP Catalyst grant in November 2016 and recently received investments from BAC Ventures Sdn Bhd, the investment arm of BAC Education Group Sdn Bhd.

For Media Enquiries:
Pang Jo Fan, Head of Marketing & Communications (CanLaw), jofan@canlaw.asia, +60166119001