How LVConnect helps AIME Mentoring distil their legal questions into practical commercial outcomes.

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AIME Mentoring has been creating opportunities for Indigenous high school students across Australia, the US and Africa for over 15 years. The non-profit does so by offering mentoring and tutoring programs, an online TV show, a podcast series, a virtual university and a global work marketplace.

Being a large international non-profit corporation, AIME faces many legal questions that require on-demand advice from experts in areas such as tax. While their pro bono suppliers were very generous, they were not always as responsive as they needed them to be.

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"The certainty around cost and timing are the two features of LVConnect that have had the biggest impact for our business. Being able to lock in a 30-minute consultation within 48 hours, and knowing I'll pay a regular, fixed invoice, allows me to plan with accuracy and to keep my business informed on my analysis of existing legal issues."
Justin Moses, In-house Lawyer, AIME Mentoring

Commercial and Practical Legal Outcomes

Challenge

Large pro bono law firms not meeting needs

AIME was looking for a solution like LVConnect because their pro bono suppliers, while very generous, were not always able to deliver the work within the timeframe required, particularly when AIME was looking for a sounding-board rather than for fully-fledged written advice.

AIME frequently drew on LegalVision’s extensive catalogue of articles and business legal templates for insights and guidance in areas of law that they were less familiar with. When they came across LVConnect, it seemed to be the perfect extension of that offering – expert advice on any legal question, available in bite sized pieces with the opportunity to dig deeper at an affordable price.

Solution

More accurate planning, budgeting and reporting

LVConnect has given AIME the comfort of knowing that they can seek confirmation of their legal analysis (and often gain additional insights). AIME uses LVConnect to:

  • distil their legal questions into digestible pieces; 
  • access free legal articles and templates; 
  • book on-demand 30-minute consultations with relatable, engaged advisers; and 
  • discuss commercial, practical legal outcomes to implement.

The certainty around cost and timing have had the biggest impact for their business. Being able to lock in on-demand 30-minute consultations with specialist LegalVision lawyers, and paying fixed-fees for their work, has allowed them to improve the accuracy of their planning and reporting within their organisation.

Result

Reliable and timely legal advice

AIME now resorts to LVConnect earlier in their legal analysis and thus reducing the time spent on legal research. With AIME’s more unusual questions (of which there are plenty!), they often fall short of an authoritative outcome, which means they need to make a judgement call anyway. 

Being able to tee up a LegalVision expert in no more than 48 hours to listen to and supplement that judgment, means that AIME will be getting legal advice it can rely on with confidence by hour 49! 

As a business, by 2023 they want to create $1 billion worth of opportunities and exchange through their IMAGI-NATION model, including $30 million per annum to support their day-to-day operations. They also want to reach their key milestones of 6,000 graduates per year and 1 million opportunities for marginalised kids, including through their Global Marketplace. Their LVConnect legal advice membership helps them free up time to focus on these business goals. 

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