"Then there are things like the court system… where the wheels of injustice grind away at such a pedestrian pace that it can take years for a case to even be heard, let alone resolved. Enter 21st century technology: there’s a relatively new service called Judge.Me, an online arbitration service whose decisions are legally binding in 146 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe… and yes, including the US, Canada, and Western Europe.""
"Judge.me: A start-up founded by Peter-Jan Celis that aims to provide internet-based, legally binding arbitration services — a 'small claims court' for the internet — with a particular eye on settling the conflicts that arise over freelance development and Web design.""
~ A 'Small Claims Court' For the Internet, Slashdot
"In the world of freelance Web design and contract programming, it's not unheard of for client and contractor to come to (virtual) blows. And it's not unusual for a freelancer to be burnt when a client refuses to pay up, citing one excuse or another. And what can you do about it? If a contract only amounts to a few thousand dollars, litigation to recover your fee can be far too expensive. (...) Into this gap steps judge.me."
"Since we were stunned with the fact that there is a legal practice online in the sea of tech-startups, we decided to talk to the founder about it."
~ Interview with Peter-Jan Celis: How Judge.Me Was Born From A Basic Interest in Private Law, Domain.me Interview
"Celis is an outspoken advocate of polycentric law, a clunky phrase for a network of parallel legal systems, where jurisdictions and legal firms compete with each other to ensure high-quality and low price. (...) Radical Social Entrepreneurs chatted with Celis about Judge.me, and his bold vision for the future of legal systems."
~ Taking the Law Online: Judge.me’s plan to build the future of legal systems, Radical Social Entrepreneurs
"Just think of how complicated it would be to settle an arbitration traditionally; you’d have to travel back and forth, file charges against the other party and waste time and money. With Judge.Me, just file a case online and that’s it – you’ll start the process where you and the other party submit your dispute with Judge.Me. After paying the fee, the arbitration itself begins via email with ample of opportunity for both parties to present their evidence and testimony."
~ Judge.Me Will Settle Any Dispute You Might Have – With Email Arbitration, Domain.me Review
"Peter-Jan Celis is making news all over the internet with his startup Judge.me, but it wasn’t always a mad rush for the founder from Belgium. For more than three months his site sat idly by with just a trickle of visitors. Peter-Jan’s perseverance paid off and Judge me is making headlines everywhere. We tracked down this swamped entrepreneur to talk about his “overnight” success."
~ Don’t Judge.me For Wanting To Fix The Legal System: Peter-Jan Celis, Entrepreneur Stories
"Judge.me seems like it has taken a credible first cut at a form of execution that is at least workable. It has avoided the very thorny choice of law issues that can arise where the contracting parties are in different locations by essentially having the parties agree up front to be legally bound by what amounts to a free-floating form of law to be applied by the arbitrator regardless of what technical choice of law issues would normally prescribe. It has avoided the problems that can arise with discovery procedures in arbitration by limiting the whole arbitral process to a 1-day to 3-day exchange of evidence by email exclusively."
~ A Private Small Claims Internet Court, Hacker News
"This kind of simple, technology-based private arbitration should be of especial interest to anarcho-libertarians, who have long argued that private arbitration would play a significant role in justice in a stateless society. (...) One interesting thing is their choice of law... based on common law and equity principles. (...) Disputes are resolved by common sense principles of justice—the general rules developed over time in common law and equity courts. This is similar in a way to international law’s appeal to “the general principles of law recognized by civilized nations”."
~ Judge.me, Private Arbitration and Intellectual Property, Stephan Kinsella (Libertarian Standard)
"Check out Judge.me, a new Internet-based dispute resolution website, being touted as an equitable and affordable alternative to government courts. The creator sent me a note alerting me to it, and I’m very interested. "
~ I Love People Who Actually Do Things I Only Talk About, Tom Woods
"Judge.me seems like an amazing idea. (...) It raises an intriguing possibility that the real long-term results of the Ron Paul campaign won’t be political in the way people think of it but rather entrepreneurial. Many people have been inspired to start new businesses based on the idea of a pure voluntary order. "
~ Small Claims for the Digital Age, Jeffrey Tucker (Laissez-Faire Books)
"I am the founder of judge.me, ask me anything."
~ Ask Me Anything, Reddit
"This is a brilliant idea. I keep poking around the site looking for the "Careers" tab. (...) I think it's a great agorist-style business.(...) The internet is a harsh mistress. (...) $150/$300 is cheap. It's $30k min to resolve problems with the legal system. (...) Super sexy."
~ Online Small Claims Arbitration, Reddit