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In a Nutshell

If you’re an experienced bankruptcy attorney who provides affordable assistance and has a pristine record with your State Bar Association, we invite you to reach out to us.

Written by the Upsolve Team.  
Updated October 2, 2020

Upsolve’s mission is to help poor, distressed, and underprivileged people across America access their legal rights. We provide an online web app to help people file for bankruptcy on their own for free. To date, Upsolve has helped relieve over $250 million in debt. We also aim to be the number one free educational resource in America on consumer bankruptcy. We currently have nearly ~2 million people per year who visit our website to learn about bankruptcy.

Some individuals request a free evaluation from a private attorney when they’re not sure whether they should file for bankruptcy, they’re not a good fit for our app, or they prefer to retain a private attorney. Private attorneys pay Upsolve for the chance to provide free evaluations to people who request them, which helps keep our web app and all of our content free.

If you’re an experienced bankruptcy attorney who provides affordable assistance and has a pristine record with your State Bar Association, we invite you to reach out to us.

Please email Bryan Harris (bryan@upsolve.org) or call us at (217) 649-6732.

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    Upsolve is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that started in 2016. Our mission is to help low-income families who cannot afford lawyers file bankruptcy for free, using an online web app. Spun out of Harvard Law School, our team includes lawyers, engineers, and judges. We have world-class funders that include the U.S. government, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and leading foundations. It's one of the greatest civil rights injustices of our time that low-income families can’t access their basic rights when they can’t afford to pay for help. Combining direct services and advocacy, we’re fighting this injustice.

    To learn more, read why we started Upsolve in 2016, our reviews from past users, and our press coverage from places like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.


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