Uganda / Legal document automation
LegIT is a self-service platform that enables small enterprises to generate legal documents conveniently, efficiently and affordably in three easy steps!
LegIT aims to make it easy and affordable for small businesses to generate legal documents in as few as three steps, eliminating the need for lawyers and other intermediaries. This will encourage small businesses to acquire essential legal documents, which will enhance their legal protection and support, which will in turn make it easier for them to do business, thereby boosting employment and leading to increased productivity.
LegIT was the winner of the first ever Innovating Justice Hackathon in Kampala organised by the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) in May 2018. In October 2019, LegIT emerged 1st Runner Up in the Innovating Justice Challenge, also organised by HiiL, and qualified to join the 2020 HiiL Justice Accelerator.
In 2015, Uganda was ranked the most entrepreneurial country in the world. (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) With over 1.1 Million SMEs, employing 2.5 million people and accounting for 75% of GDP.
Some of the major challenges affecting SMEs in Uganda include limited access to business development services and an unsupportive legal framework.
According to a 2016 Report by the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL), over 90% of Ugandans have no access to legal services!