Counsel Connect was envisaged by an attorney and built by myself. This project is a grass roots initiative, which so far has not required any funding. I built the web platform in my spare time, with the focus on systems automation.
The project was a revolutionary concept in the legal space, challenging current operational maturity and giving new-comers in the profession a competitive leg-up through building their network. It is a secure and full function web application aimed at attorneys, advocates and other professionals in the industry (like arbitrators, mediators, facilitators etc). Registration is invitation-only and all users are vetted. Unfortunately it has since shut down.