In this episode no. 12, I interview lawyer and founder of Barefoot Law in Uganda, Gerald Abila.
Founded in 2013, Barefoot Law is a non-profit organization using digital technology in innovative ways to empower people to develop legal solutions for their justice needs.
We covered so much in this interview including the specific challenges in sub-Saharan Africa, the type of tech that Barefoot Law uses most, how they reached the most vulnerable members of the community when tech couldn’t, and Gerald’s views for the future including what he says is the ultimate law.
Gerald shares how he started Barefoot Law when he was in law school and his journey establishing an organisation with no resources. We also cover more personal reflections on the importance of values and what motivates him.
You will want to listen to this episode if you are interested in understanding the connection between AI and social good, law and maths, how to lead an organisation with very few resources and the importance of tailoring your solution to local conditions.
This interview will particularly appeal to you if you are a legal tech founder, community lawyer or seeking to understand the best way to leverage existing or emerging technology for positive social impact.