ParDONE took part in The Final Pitch, a Dragon’s Den-style business competition in which start ups pitched their solutions to improve access to justice or “A2J” for Canadians. Pitch competitions for legal tech companies were all the rage in 2016. In August, for example, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) also ran a similar competition for a broad range of legal tech companies. Four judges put teams to the test with a barrage of questions after each of their brief “pitches” to improve access to justice. The winning team at ParDONE saw an opportunity to employ technology to reduce the complexity and high cost of obtaining a pardon. ParDONE received the $25,000 first prize.