At Anika, our vision is a world where everyone can access justice.
Each year, 490,000 Australians do not receive the legal help they need.
More than 13 per cent of the population live under the poverty line, yet legal aid is only available for 8 per cent of Australians. This leaves the vast majority of people who can’t afford a lawyer completely unprotected by their justice system.
Anika is an innovative solution to a growing problem.
By connecting people who need legal help with law students (enrolled at partner universities and supervised by experienced lawyers), Anika is able to provide high-quality, personalised legal advice that is 100% free.
Our online service seeks to connect two demographic groups with complementary needs to solve both of their problems at once. This means less people falling through the cracks and a more socially conscious next generation of lawyers.
By working with universities who want to provide law students with practical legal training, Anika is able to remain sustainably funded while providing free, online legal assistance to Victorian tenants who may otherwise not get it.
We are an independent legal practice, tax-deductible charity & social enterprise.
We value integrity, compassion, curiosity and courage. They are the reason we started Anika, what’s brought us here, and how we’ll continue working towards our vision.
Integrity: Doing the right thing, especially when it’s hard.
We act ethically, transparently and with conviction to build trust with our users, partners and supporters.
Compassion: Listening to our users to make a difference.
Hundreds of thousands of Australians are being failed by their justice system each year. We listen to and work with our users to build products which they genuinely need, and will have the greatest positive impact on their lives.
Curiosity: Embracing innovation to change the status quo.
The way things are done now doesn’t work for everyone. It’s our responsibility to search for better ways to do things - to remain open-minded, keep learning, and improve the way things are done.
Courage: Being fearless in the pursuit of justice.