Our Mission

To equalize access within the criminal defense system by connecting recently arrested individuals with highly qualified legal defense attorneys via automated criminal defense marketing

2018

Client Connect was founded by a core team with experience in criminal defense, machine learning, and FBI investigative procedures.

47,000

Our proprietary contact- tracing solution has processed more than 47,000 arrests.

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Expanding beyond direct mail, verified attorneys can now automate their criminal defense marketing to prospective clients through 5 distinct channels.

A Tale of Two Arrestees

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Low income arrestees are less likely to know a lawyer through social connections and rely on advertising and proactive attorney outreach to obtain qualified legal representation.

  • Every $15k decrease in income leads to a 22% increase in likelihood to get council ad.
  • Every decrease in degree of educational attainment leads to a 23% increase in likelihood to get council ad.
  • POC are 32% more likely to hire council after seeing an ad than white arrestees.
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Highly educated arrestees are more likely to already have a family lawyer or know one who they could call to seek counsel.

  • White Americans are 67% more likely to be related to a lawyer than African-Americans and 43% more likely than Hispanic-Americans.
  • Before criminal defense even takes place, federal prosecutors are half as likely to charge White Americans with offenses that carry a mandatory minimum sentence than similarly situated African Americans.

The 14th Amendment should guarantee equal representation

“By the Fourteenth Amendment...no state can deprive particular persons or classes of persons of equal and impartial justice under the law...due process is so secured by laws operating on all alike”

— Caldwell v. Texas, Chief Justice Melville Fuller

Yet, all representation is not created equal

Funding to public defense is grossly inadequate

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Private attorneys advocate for clients more effectively

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Client Connect is bringing high-quality legal defense to the masses–– and high-quality criminal defense marketing to criminal defense lawyers

  1. Michael G. Parkinson & Sabrina Neeley (2003) Attorney Advertising, Services Marketing Quarterly, 24:3, 17-28, DOI: 10.1300/J396v24n03_02
  2. American Bar Association, ABA Required Disclosures cited by Enjuris, 2018
  3. Starr, S. B. & Rehavi, M. M. (2013). Mandatory Sentencing and Racial Disparity: Assessing the Role of Prosecutors and the Effects of. The Yale Law Journal, 123(2), 2-80.
  4. ABA and P&M, The Louisiana Project: A Study of the Louisiana Defender System and Attorney Workload Standards, 2017
  5. Morris B. Hoffman, Paul H. Rubin & Joanna M. Shepherd, An Empirical Study of Public Defender Effectiveness: Self-Selection by the "Marginally Indigent'", 2005