Court Innovations has raised $1.8 million to improve the dispute resolution process.
The Ann Arbor, Mich., company is expanding its online system for handling infractions, disputes and warrants with local courts to make it easier to resolve minor legal matters without a court appearance.
“Millions of people in this country are expected to use courts or public agencies that they can’t afford or are too afraid to use,” says founder J.J. Prescott.
The Series A round was backed by three Michigan-based investors: Belle Michigan Fund, Northern Michigan Angels, and Michigan Angel Fund.
The University of Michigan’s Business School’s social venture fund also kicked in $50,000. Court Innovations spun out of the university’s law school.