Meet Hamid…

Hamid is the founder of the KarmaCounsel.org website. Several years ago he had a revelation. He realized that many people were facing legal issues of great complexity while at the same time were growing unhappy with the stagnant nature of the legal industry, which favored billable hours, high fees, and no guaranteed results. Many clients expressed interest in a more ethical way of obtaining legal help that did not involve a nameless and faceless website.┬áHamid decided to experiment by accepting a few cases on a donation basis. The results were amazing. In these initial cases where Hamid donated his time without regard to compensation and where his clients donated what they could afford to Hamid–as opposed to having a binding contractual fee agreement–the results were always extremely positive for both the client’s case and Hamid’s practice. Cases were won, new friendships and connections were formed, and Hamid’s practice grew. Upon searching the Internet for other donation-based legal services providers, Hamid found few to none.┬áThis website was Hamid’s way of spreading the idea of donation-based legal services across the country.

While that original vision remains, Hamid is simply too busy to take cases through this site now. The hope is still that the information contained on the website will plant seeds that blossom into new ways of connecting and serving each other.