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Web3 Legal Hub

$35,140.00 Requested
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Problem:

Projects can’t find adequate legal support because not enough lawyers trained to support Web3, and Web3-friendly lawyers are difficult to locate.

Challenge: Legal & Financial Implementations
over budget Requested 7.028% of the fund.
Proposal Assessor Reviews:
4.49 (47)
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No Votes:
₳ 23,215,650
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Experience

Lawyer, and former legal fellow focusing on blockchain and cryptocurrency at a U.S. based Securities law firm. Experienced project manager, content creator, key partnerships lead, and community education organizer. Business, marketing and legal strategies advisor.

Solution

A legal hub housing a Web3 legal webinar series and a directory of Web3 lawyers.

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[IMPACT] Please describe your proposed solution.

<u>Web3 Legal Hub</u>

Many Project Catalyst funded projects, and Web3 projects in general, need legal support and guidance.

While new technology is exciting for its developers, the legal field is often left playing catch up. This makes it difficult for projects to find adequate legal support because not enough lawyers have been trained to support Web3 organizations. Also, it may be difficult to locate Web3-friendly lawyers that already exist, and even if they are located, these lawyers may be unwilling to take on projects because they lack the capacity to take on additional clients.

To help solve these issues, we’ll:

  1. Organize a webinar series on Web3 legal topics
  2. Create a directory of Web3-friendly lawyers

The Web3 Legal Hub’s impact will:

  1. Grow the number of Web3-friendly lawyers available to projects hoping to operate in the United States
  2. Provide some legal guidance to projects
  3. Provide projects with an easy way to locate Web3-friendly lawyers

I. Webinar Series on Web3 Legal Topics

A. Web3 Education for Lawyers

The webinar series will provide an overview of relevant legal issues facing Web3 projects. Each webinar will feature lawyers who are experts in their field. We would offer multi-state, participatory 2-hour/unit continuing legal education (“CLE”) courses.

In the United States, each state oversees requirements for licensure as there is no singular federal licensing body, and each state requires CLE credits to retain one’s license to practice law. CLE’s are used to keep lawyers updated on legal issues as well as educating them on new legal topics. Each state oversees course accreditation.

We’ll seek course accreditation with the most important jurisdictions related to cryptocurrency and blockchain: California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming.

B. Legal Issues Covered by the Webinar Series

  1. Business Organization
  2. Token Sales
  3. Tax
  4. AML / KYC
  5. SAAS
  6. Copyright
  7. Stablecoins
  8. Smart Contracts

C. Legal Webinars Benefit Funded Proposers

And, while the live webinars are geared to the legal community, the webinars will be recorded and made available on the Legal Hub for accessibility by funded proposers. The legal information in the webinars will help Web3 project teams by providing some legal guidance on operating in the United States.

II. Directory of Web3-Friendly Lawyers

The leading lawyer directory (avvo.com) fails to cover relevant practice areas like startups, privacy, blockchain and cryptocurrency law.

Not only will the webinars provide important information for lawyers, it will also serve to bring them into the hub, where they can upload their profile and practice specialties into the directory.

Through additional research, in-webinar surveys, and follow-up with webinar attendees, we’ll collect a list of lawyers who are ready to support Web3 projects.

This directory will be made available to the Project Catalyst community to make it easier for funded proposers to locate legal support.

[IMPACT] Please describe how your proposed solution will address the Challenge that you have submitted it in.

<u>Legal Webinar Series Aligns with the Challenge KPIs</u>

Use Case: The legal webinar series will serve funded proposals with projects that will operate in the United States.

Impact: The webinar series will provide training to lawyers in order to increase the number of attorneys available for funded proposals hoping to operate or find investors in the United States. The webinar series also provides direct legal guidance to funded proposals.

Scalability: Making the recorded webinars available on Youtube means that more people will be able to benefit from the webinars. The directory is scalable as an infinite number of attorneys may be included.

Adaptability: Webinars will be able to be accessed anywhere in the world. This would help funded proposers, and also legal professionals outside of the U.S. provide general guidance to projects that may be operating outside of the U.S. as they consider operating within the U.S.

<u>Marketing Plan</u>

LinkedIn Events - A 2020 American Bar Association survey found that LinkedIn rated as the social media platform most popular among lawyers (link to article). Thus, the live webinars will be marketed as LinkedIn Events.

Sponsored LinkedIn Events advertisement

Partnership Outreach - connecting with law firms and legal associations.

Existing Project Catalyst Channels - we’ll outreach to existing channels like Catalyst School, Cardano Women, and Catalyst Swarm to help spread the word of the recorded webinars availability on Youtube.

[IMPACT] What are the main risks that could prevent you from delivering the project successfully and please explain how you will mitigate each risk?

<u>Challenges and Risks</u>

Risk #1: Recruiting knowledgeable Web3 legal experts

Mitigation: Relying on the strength of our network to connect with legal experts. And it’s why our marketing strategy includes partner outreach and paid advertisement – to connect with the great possible number of attorneys interested in the subject.

Risk #2: Attendance

Mitigation: We’re hoping that providing lawyers the live webinar series free of charge will incentivize attendance. (Continuing legal education courses can cost anywhere from $25 - $350 per credit/hour).

Risk #3: Content obsolescence

Mitigation: While changing laws are a reality, CLEs are constructed to cover foundational issues. When laws change they usually expand on existing law, not nullify it. This means that in terms of spotting potential legal issues, they still be useful, even if there was an update in the laws. The legal guidance in these webinars is not meant to replace working with a lawyer (keep in mind that it’s a lawyer’s job to keep abreast of changes to the law), we're going to have to build into our UI/UX a way of communicating major updates.

Risk #4: Website maintenance

Mitigation: The future plan is to shift to paid content for updated webinars for lawyers, while continuing to make content free to funded proposers. The site will also likely include some kind of donation and/or advertisement model. Finally, in terms of long term maintenance, we’ll consider pursuing acquisition by or partnering with a law firm.

[FEASIBILITY] Please provide a detailed plan, including timeline and key milestones for delivering your proposal.

<u>Roadmap</u>

Month 1-3

  • Website design and launch
  • CLE accreditation applications and processing period
  • Schedule webinars 1-4
  • Market Webinar 1

Month 4

  • Begin partnership outreach
  • Webinar 1 - hold event, collect attendance data, upload recorded session, share through Project Catalyst channels
  • Market Webinar 2
  • Webinar 2 - market event, collect attendance data, upload recorded session, share through Project Catalyst channels
  • Schedule Webinars 5-8

Month 5

  • Webinar 3 - market event, collect attendance data, upload recorded session, share through Project Catalyst channels
  • Webinar 4 - market event, collect attendance data, upload recorded session, share through Project Catalyst channels

Month 6

  • Webinar 5 - market event, collect attendance data, upload recorded session, share through Project Catalyst channels
  • Webinar 6 - market event, collect attendance data, upload recorded session, share through Project Catalyst channels

Month 7

  • Webinar 7 - market event, collect attendance data, upload recorded session, share through Project Catalyst channels
  • Webinar 8 - market event, collect attendance data, upload recorded session, share through Project Catalyst channels

Month 8

  • Follow up with webinar attendees for additional directory profiles

    [FEASIBILITY] Please provide a detailed budget breakdown.

<u>Budget</u>

Total speaker fees to be paid to legal experts: 8,800USD

Total fees to be paid to webinar moderators: 800USD

Sponsored LinkedIn Events advertisement: 1,200USD

Webinar software for up to 500 attendees: 1,860USD

CLE application fees: 3,530USD

Completing CLE applications: 2,450USD

Website copy: 500USD

Website graphic design: 2,500USD

Website development: 4,500USD

Website operational costs: 1,500USD

Project Management: 7,500USD

Total: 35,140USD

[FEASIBILITY] Please provide details of the people who will work on the project.

@Shirah - Project Manager

  • Over 2000 LinkedIn followers
  • Licensed U.S. lawyer
  • Graduate of the top-tiered University of Southern California Law School
  • Graduate of the University of Arkansas Law School
  • Graduate of Pepperdine University
  • Over 15 years of project management experience
  • Over 10 years of sales and marketing experience
  • Over 5 years of experience organizing community education events

Kandianne Pierre – Web Development

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kandianne/

kandianne.herokuapp.com

  • Experience in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Node.js, Express.js, Cordova, and Sass, Angular Material, Nodemailer, MongoDB, Mongoose, Google APIs, Cloudinary, Passport.js., CSS3, and PHP

Linda Bucaram – Graphic Design

https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-bucaram/

https://www.behance.net/bucaramlinda

  • Skilled in Photography, Bridge, WordPress, C++, and InDesign.

    [FEASIBILITY] If you are funded, will you return to Catalyst in a later round for further funding? Please explain why / why not.

It's likely we will seek further funding for the Web3 Legal Hub in future rounds in order to:

  • expand countries covered,

  • include a forum where projects could pose questions for legal guidance,

  • organize virtual "legal cafes" where funded proposals could get a free consultation.

    [AUDITABILITY] Please describe what you will measure to track your project's progress, and how will you measure these?

<u>Progress Tracking</u>

Milestone #1: Live legal webinar (1-8)

Deliverables (for each webinar):

  • Link to LinkedIn Event page
  • Screenshot of LinkedIn Event ad
  • List of attendees
  • Transcripts of any in-webinar surveys or discussions

Milestone #2: Recorded webinar uploaded to website

Deliverables:

  • Link to video on website

Milestone #3: Directory of Web3-friendly Lawyers

Deliverables:

  • Link to directory on website

  • List as spreadsheet

    [AUDITABILITY] What does success for this project look like?

<u>Project Success Criteria</u>

  • Eight (8) live legal webinars held

  • Availability of legal webinar recordings communicated through Project Catalyst channels

  • Availability of directory of Web3-friendly attorneys communicated through Project Catalyst channels

  • At least 50 lawyers listed in the directory by Month 8

    [AUDITABILITY] Please provide information on whether this proposal is a continuation of a previously funded project in Catalyst or an entirely new one.

This is a new proposal.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Rating

<u>SDG Goals</u>

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

  • Subgoal (5.5): Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
  • KPI (5.5.2): Proportion of women in managerial positions

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Subgoal (9.b): Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries, including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for, inter alia, industrial diversification and value addition to commodities
  • KPI (9.b.1): Proportion of medium and high-tech industry value added in total value added

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This idea is closely matched with the challenge. This aims to hold a Web3 legal webinar series and a directory of Web3 lawyers to meet the the large demand of legal support and guidance from Catalyst funded projects. There is a fact that the amount of lawyers familiar with web3 project is inadequate. That is why I strongly believe if this project is successfull, it will be a big help for Catalyst to avoid missing potential projects because of lack of legal support. The author clearly describedthe project with two main activities which is the webinar and directory of Web3 lawyers. We got all information needed about the webinar such as its necessity, contents and benefit of the funded proposers. This project also organize a hub of lawyers and then pick out a list of the best ones to support Web3 project basing on their profiles and additional research. The proposer also proved that this Web3 Legal Hub aligns well with the challenge KIPs with four points which is use case, impact, scalability and adaptability. A marketing plan is provided which seems to work. Another good thing in this project is about the risk. The team has worked and forseen four thing that could prevent this project from succeeding. With the detailed migation plan, all of those risk might be well hanlded.

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Legal support for Blockchain projects, legal support for the development of Wed3, to solve the problem that the author has the idea of ​​​​establishing the Wed3 legal center, providing information about the laws Good professor, organize webinars on Wedsite. The right solution that leverages attorneys' understanding of Wed3, Cardano, and Blockchain while scaling up to drive the development of future projects. The proposal has had legal implications for the solution, seeking the recognition of the course, the workshop to expand the scale of operations in the United States. The workshop will also be posted on Youtube to increase exposure for lawyers and developers. Developers will be more confident in developing projects without worrying about legal issues, the proposed proposal will be good for the Cardano ecosystem. The main goal of the proposal is to create a series of Wedsite webinars on Wed3 legal topics from which information can be obtained about good lawyers willing to help with Wed3 legal matters. Given the challenge, it's easier for developers to get legal help. It is proposed that the challenges and risks to the success of the webinar organization are the participation of legal experts, and the agreement to work collaboratively, the issue discussed by the author. Risk reduction by Marketing method combined with connecting networks to legal experts, this risk has been greatly reduced. Many risks have been mitigated by the author's appropriate handling, I suggest that the author take into account the risk that ADA may depreciate against the USD this will also affect the The capital is not enough to implement the idea, we need an extra budget to solve this problem. Rating: 4

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The proposal tries to solve a problem where there are not enough lawyers that have been trained to support web3 organizations by creating a web3 legal hub where they organize a webinar on web 3 legal topics and create a directory of web3-friendly lawyers. The proposal provides a detailed background problem with a reasonable solving plan. The proposal outline potential risk that may face the project. Nevertheless, they give a reasonable mitigation plan to overcome those risks. With the proposer's experience, I have confidence the project will be implemented successfully and will add huge value to the Cardano ecosystem.

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I found the Web3 Legal Hub proposal to be a good one, meeting the requirements of the Legal & Financial Implementations challenge. This proposal comes in a very timely manner as many funds and emerging projects in Catalyst face legal and financial problems that prevent them from going any further to develop the project. As I know the element of the legal corridor is a very important factor creating the success of each project, so the Web3 Legal Hub project will have direct access to service delivery solutions in terms of services, legal, support and guidance for new projects in the growing Cardano ecosystem. I found this to be the perfect project, and its uniqueness is that it is geared toward a community project, one that provides lawyers with a free webinar series to engage them in the center the legal is not only for projects within the United States but also extends beyond the region.

In the problem and solution part, I see that the author group has provided quite a lot of information about the proposal to the community. The content of legal issues covered in the webinar series is presented clearly and coherently towards solving the basic issues needed for a development project such as business organization, taxes, legal documents, etc. rights, AML/KYC, smart contracts, stablecoins… With the Web3 Legal Hub recommendation, I will give 5 points because I see the importance of this proposal, this is an issue of great concern to the Cardano community. For example, in my country Vietnam, legality is a very important issue for each project. Every day, new projects are born and the lack of understanding of the law by project owners has somewhat inhibited the development of these projects themselves, and more importantly, created legal loopholes, unintentionally creating conditions for organizations and individuals with bad intentions to profit by forging, circumventing the law, greatly affecting the community.

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It is quite clear that “Web3 Legal Hub” is a perfect proposition for this challenge. The problem the proposal focuses on addressing is the lack of Web3-friendly attorneys in the blockchain industry and of the Catalyst projects. The solution is, to establish an online legal center to support and guide lawyers in the blockchain industry with legal knowledge related to Web3. The purpose of the proposal is, through providing this knowledge will help increase the number of attorneys knowledgeable about Web3 and provide direct legal guidance to Web3 projects slated to operate in the United States. Personally, I think the proposed information is concise, direct, and clear. The authors have very solidly explained how the legal center and legal advice service for Web3 will work. According to the team's description, this center will operate in the form of organizing Web3 legal webinars, free online legal training courses lasting 2 hours (for lawyers), accompanied by one-on-one consulting services and a Web3-friendly attorney directory (for Cardano project owners who can easily access profiles of Web3 attorneys and connect with them). A potential marketing plan is also put forward by the authors to connect with law firms and legal associations, as well as promote live webinars, Youtube, and LinkedIn. I believe that these comprehensive, synchronous solutions will make it possible for Catalyst Web3 projects to have the perfect legal support to legally build and operate in the United States. Regarding the project's risk factor assessment, the team pointed out four main risks they could face: difficulty recruiting legal experts with Web3 knowledge, difficulty inviting them to participate, content Outdated documentation due to changes in the law, and ultimately a web maintenance risk. However, I personally think that another risk that the team needs to consider is that the devaluation of cryptocurrencies in the bear market can affect the project's funding and viability. This has an even greater impact when the project implementation period is 8 months long. I suggest the team consider setting aside 10-15% of the contingency budget for this. Overall, I rate 5 points because of the impact and interesting solutions that the project offers. As we know, Web3 is the next generation of the Internet but is also controversial about privacy and related legal issues. Solving the problem of the legal basis for Web3 projects operating on the Cardano platform is, therefore, more meaningful and important to our ecosystem.

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I rank this impact section as a 4 because I am convinced that this is a much needed resource in the US and there is a moderately lower risk for the amount requested. The section loses a start because the contrast with a relative lack of market research included in this section. When I’m evaluating impact, I want to visualize the reality of the impact. This can be accomplished by indicating how much interest exists for this type of resource, what this resource will enable lawyers to do (or rather what precisely they will help the cryptocurrency be able to do LEGALLY), and how this program bridges the gap between Web3 trained lawyers on LinkedIn to a direct impact on Project Catalyst Funded proposals. This impact section does identify a need for Project Catalyst projects in particular but it does not connect this program to Cardano in particular or what a post Web3 Legal Hub looks like.

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The proposal raises the issue that many projects funded by Project Catalyst and Web3 projects need legal support and guidance. The legal field for new technology is often left playing catch up. This makes it difficult for projects to find adequate legal support because there are not enough trained lawyers to support Web3 organizations. In addition, if there are lawyers, they do not want to participate in projects because they lack the capacity to receive more clients. The project will host a series of webinars on Web3 legal topics and create a Web3-friendly lawyers directory. The Web3 Legal Center will increase the number of Web3-friendly lawyers available to projects hoping to operate in the United States, provides some legal guidance to projects, provides projects with an easy way to locate Web3-friendly lawyers. Legal Webinar series fits challenge's KPIs such as: Use Case, Impact, Scalability, and Adaptability. The proposal outlines some of the risks such as hiring legal professionals with knowledge of Web3, Attendance, Content obsolescence and Website maintenance and also suggests how to minimize it.

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This project would make a strong impact toward reaching the goals of the challenge. There would be webinars, live and recorded for later, that would help train people in legal aspects of blockchain, and a database of lawyers interested in helping proposal and project teams with blockchain legal issues. These are two of the main KPIs involved in this challenge. And this proposal scales well, and is available to any project currently on Cardano or Catalyst. This proposal would only be available for the United States. The webinars and database of lawyers who self-select to help Cardano clients would be hugely impactful.

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As Web3 development is growing in fast pace currently, where almost all the proposer's are using and implementing projects in it, but finding a person who has legal knowledge about is very hard to find , as there is minimal lawyers around the globe who have knowledge about , finding and affording them is highly impossible to achieve. Hence to overcome such situation , the proposer wants to conduct webinar about web3 legal assistance where people can understand the laws, even if any person needs other types of assistance , he can contact legal advisors through directory provided, Hence this proposal effectively addresses the challenge.

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I was quite impressed with the impact part of the project. It is described in detail so that the community can easily evaluate it. The project contributes to helping issues in finding legal support for Cardano's emerging projects by activities such as Webinar Series on Web3 Legal Topics, Directory of Web3-Friendly Lawyers to increase the number of attorneys available for funding proposals. That's why I believe projects align well with challenges. The communication plans are described in detail and include some examples of specific channels the project will reach in Catalyst. The risks are well studied and reasonable measures are put in place.

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The proposal is great and corresponds very well to the objectives of this challenge, as the proponent herself states, it is legal hub housing a Web3 legal webinar series and a directory of Web3 lawyers. The contextualized problem is that current new technology is exciting for its developers, and the legal field is often left playing catch up. This makes it difficult for projects to find adequate legal support because not enough lawyers have been trained to support Web3 organizations. Also, it may be difficult to locate Web3-friendly lawyers that already exist, and even if they are located, these lawyers may be unwilling to take on projects because they lack the capacity to take on additional clients. Meanwhile, many Project Catalyst funded projects, and Web3 projects in general, need legal support and guidance. So the solution is to create a webinar series that would provide an overview of relevant legal issues facing Web3 projects. With that, each webinar would feature lawyers who are experts in their field. The proponent would offer multi-state, participatory 2-hour/unit continuing legal education (“CLE”) courses. I found that this initiative would provide free valuable content to lawyers and the Catalyst Community and also a directory where people can look up Web3 friendly lawyers. Besides that, I think that is a great way to educate and onboard more people into this space. In my opinion, the tool is needed in the Web3 community. Moreover, I found the whole to be very well explained and very straight forward. The process would be divided into 3 topics - Web3 education for lawyers, legal issues covered by the webinar series, and legal webinars benefit funded proposers. Each part is very detailed. Despite being a legal-technical proposal, it is possible to understand what will be done, as the content is explained in an accessible way. Therefore, I believe that the impact can be maximum if everything is done in the planned way.

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The proposer proposed hosting eight webinars, creating a directory of Web3-knowledge-equipped lawyers based in the United States and laying out their foundation for a Web3 legal hub. Finding lawyers and legal guidance for a cryptocurrency project is challenging. The current regulatory framework is incompatible with the evolving rate of blockchain technologies, including Web3. Also, most of the terminology in this domain is vague to many lawyers, creating confusion. The proposer plans to tackle this problem by managing webinars that bring domain experts to talk about legal concerns such as token sales, tax, KYC and many more. At the end of the series, the proposer would follow up with the attendees to put them on a directory where they could get contacted to support Web3 projects, including funded proposals from Project Catalyst. This benefits the lawyers and the Cardano ecosystem because they could now collaborate. By providing the webinars free of charge, uploading them to Youtube, and having plans on expanding to other countries, I strongly believe this proposal would be a significant contributor to solving regulatory issues of blockchain technologies.

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This proposal fits well with the challenge. To recall, its purpose is to offer legal and / or financial solutions that can support funded proposers, especially in the context where their backgrounds are more often than not more technical, and less focused on legal / financial / tax / accounting aspects.

This proposal specifically seeks to achieve this through two paths: firstly, raise awareness on blockchain topics through a series of webinars tailored for the legal industry (focused towards US lawyers). This is what I would call capacity building within the legal industry in order to be ready to provide services to funded proposers domiciled in important US jurisdictions (California, Delaware, New York, etcetera). Secondly, the proposer wishes to create a directory of lawyers that are ready to support Web3 business and obviously who have the capacity to drill down on complex issues and offer the targeted support on a case by case basis. Another excellent point is that non-US lawyers can attend the webinars, should they wish to offer their services to US-based proposers, so there is some potential for scalability.

However, the project misses a “native” capacity and initial strategy towards having a wider geographical outreach which would make it extremely easy for legal practitioners from other countries / regions to benefit from these webinars in a more direct way, for instance to be ready to offer their services within their geographical locations after attending the webinars. In my view, in order to have an excellent scalability potential, the project could be focused (or maybe this can be a future development line) more towards a “global hub” that offers country-agnostic legal advice.

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This proposal is a clear definition of objectives aligned with the challenge settings. It covers every aspect of what Catalyst was expecting, from instructing lawyers into web3 services to providing the community and emerging projects a platform where they can find professionals willing to work in blockchain technologies-related jobs. It is a scalable project with a clear marketing program so that they attract as many lawyers as possible. The risk management arrangement is accurate since they take into account aspects like content obsolescence which is crucial in subjects like the one treated because of the variability of legal frameworks in emergent technologies. (Rating given: 5)

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The proposal is very clear in its scope and directly targets funded proposers as suggested in the Challenge brief. By creating a webinar series and directory of “web3”(or crypto-) friendly lawyers, resources will be built to help funded proposers with thorny legal issues such as Know-Your-Customer requirements, taxes and copyrights. In addition, an overview of risk-mitigation measures and blockchain knowledge, for example covering stablecoins and smart contracts, will be provided. These resources could potentially also benefit participants outside the Catalyst system and present a welcome resource to anyone trying to build on Cardano, benefitting our ecosystem overall. By making the content available on Youtube, barriers of entry will be lowered and access to legal advice democratized.

Given that the proposer has been trained as a lawyer and practices in the United States increases the impact of this proposal in a Challenge that is targeted at a quite niche audience (funded proposers) as access to US investors, customers and compliance professionals will benefit a large share of funded proposers (compared to smaller markets) and should also be applicable to many non-US-based early-stage companies or individual entrepreneurs. The proposal could be made stronger by providing more details about the content up-front, to help the voters gauge the return on intent and possible directions beyond buzzwords.

The proposer has an impressive social media reach and seems to be well-connected but could have demonstrated these qualities better by providing more information about the team of educators / guest speakers and resources that will be used to create an impactful platform and valuable content.

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As a co-founder of two, web3 projects, I can say that the industry in general and Cardano in particular are sorely lacking in resources to efficiently and cost-effectively navigate legal questions that many projects have, and far too many spend money redundantly, and often fruitlessly, for non-expert legal advice because insufficient resources exist currently. I foresee this legal hub being widely used by funded Catalyst proposals and even early-stage projects planning Catalyst proposals. The solution seems quite scalable over the long term. And while this first proposal seeks to address US law (which many projects must navigate with regard to securities law and SaaS, among other areas of US law), I like that the proposers are considering extending the hub's support to other jurisdictions in future proposals.

And the true brilliance of this proposal is the incorporation of CLE credits for US attorneys, because catalyzing the growth of more legal expertise in web 3 projects is just as important as providing a resource like this hub to funded proposers and others building on Cardano.

I hope this hub will pay special attention to addressing questions that are somewhat special to Cardano - e.g. ISPO and stake pool based fundraising, and taxation of Project Catalyst.

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The feasibility here is quite good. The author provided an eight-month roadmap to complete this project. In each periods, there are multiple tasks to be done which made this plan very specific. The budget is broken down into several parts. Those seems pretty clear which give us a better understanding of how the money is spent. The team involved here is certainly qualified to carry out the project. We have the information needed such as their names, backgrounds, skills, previous experience and even the link to their work-space account. I have one small suggestion here which is inserting the link right to the proposer in order to make it easier and more convenient to get more information. But this is just bonus thing because as a whole, the proposer did a great job on this part.

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Introduced as a Lawyer and former legal member focused on blockchain and cryptocurrencies at a U.S.-based law and securities firm, the author of the proposal has information at Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ShirahDedman), in addition to the implementation of the proposal supported by 2 members with Wedsite development and graphic design skills. The members' information shows that the team has a clear assignment of tasks that help the ability to successfully implement the proposed proposal. The proposal provides a roadmap for the implementation of the proposal with 8 months and after only 3 months the workshops have been implemented, the timetable given by the author for each month shows us the clarity of each work done is arranged appropriately. The budget analysis of the proposal is fully distributed, broken down for each goal easily showing us that the allocated capital has been spent sensibly. Legal professionals are paid for their contributions, the Wed site has construction funding and related expenses are clearly transparent. Rating: 5

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The proposal provides for measurable milestones such as website design and lives webinars that will be recorded and uploaded to the project website. Project milestones have a very clear timeline with a total time of 8 months. The breakdown budget for the proposal is also provided in detail such as speaker fees, webinar moderators, etc. However, it will be better if the web development fees are also provided by cost per hour (for the engineer). The proposal gives information about the member's experience, background profile, relevant skills, and professional profile/LinkedIn links so the community can easy to track their profile credibility.

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With this proposal, the work of the group of authors to do is very large. In the project implementation roadmap, I see a clear, detailed and coherent timeline of the tasks that need to be implemented for each month. From my personal experience for many years working at a leading corporation in Vietnam, in order to complete this workload, in addition to the investment of time and effort, the author team needs to work diligently very seriously, there is a specific division of work among team members to achieve high efficiency and ensure the set schedule. The project budget is $35740, which is 7.1% of the challenge's budget and has been divided by the author team by large tasks with corresponding amounts. For me, this division is necessary and reasonable, but if the authors explain how they use this cost in more detail for each job, the community will monitor and have a way to evaluate the funding source of this budget is better. I take the first example "Total speaker fee to be paid to legal experts is 8800 USD" please add information such as rental unit price, number of experts hired, unit per session/hour, is there any reference information about the speakers for hire (are they famous and reputable in this field)… For each proposal, there will be risks that govern the results, the authors have also identified the most important risk that is most concerned with calling and recruiting legal experts with background knowledge web3 knowledge – a knowledge base is very new and not all lawyers can update this amount of knowledge, moreover, they must be willing to participate in the project. The solution to overcome this risk of the author's group I find is completely reasonable. Besides, I see another risk issue: the legal experts involved in the legal center are from many states in the United States, which will lead to time zone differences, about different schedules of activities and work. When the project team has gathered a sufficient number of personnel, creating a timetable and working schedule for each legal expert is also a matter of concern for the web 3 legal center to operate effectively. Proposers of the project are all people with good professional knowledge, rich in practical experience. In terms of education, qualifications… I believe they have the capacity to complete this proposal well. When I click on the link to LinkedIn, I see the transparency of the identity and personal information of each member of the proposed group. I give 4 points for project feasibility because -1 points for project budget I feel needs more detail explanation.

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Regarding the feasibility of the proposal, I think I have a lot of confidence in the team because the process and implementation plan are described in detail. There will be 8 webinars conducted in 8 months, with a detailed schedule for each month. However, there are some points I suggest the team needs to add and clarify. Specifically, I did not find a plan to put the conference recordings on channels like Youtube, and LinkedIn as the original project mentioned. In addition, the content related to access to legal experts has not been included in the roadmap of the proposal. The community will not be able to understand at what time period this work will be done during the 8 months of the project. So I suggest the team add to the implementation progress. The estimated budget is broken down by category. However, I suggest the team should clarify the unit cost of each item. For example, the total speaker fees paid to legal experts recommended by the team $8,800 should be broken down: how many experts are expected? What is the speaker fee/presentation hour? Similarly, how much should a webinar moderator cost per person per webinar? Regarding the cost of web development, I myself have 5 years of experience in web development, I understand the cost of the domain, hosting, and interface design should be divided in detail for each item. I also suggest that the team pay attention to the expected amount of web traffic so that they can calculate the rental of a server with an appropriate capacity, ensuring the quality of the connection at each webinar. Regarding the team, I believe that they have the expertise, skills, and relevant experience to carry out this project successfully. Through the links provided, I learned that project manager Shirah Dedman is a licensed US attorney with experience working as a former blockchain and cryptocurrency legal officer for 4 months (April 1, 2022) at Elizabeth L. Carter, Esq., LLC, a Securities law firm (2-10 employees), established in 2020, headquartered in the United States. This information may not say much. I rate 4 points for feasibility, after deducting -1 point due to the need for the team to clarify some contents as mentioned above.

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I gave this section a 3 because I sense a lack of sepicificity in the roadmap details, budget breakdown, and key features in the development team’s experience. While I do feel like I have a general idea about what they plan to accomplish, I’m not convinced that the details are thoroughly worked out. The roadmap is repetitive and leaves out what one might think is necessary to produce this type of event. The roadmap does not indicate development of the webinar curriculum/content, timeline expectation for CLE accreditation application, or any other developments as an organization beyond just the webinars for a potential greater impact. The roadmap is also rather repetitive, which might turn off voters if it seems unsubstantial or copy/pasted. The budget is a nice breakdown of each category where the money is being spent but each of the categories could use more detail. The best budgets I’ve seen are one’s that breakdown hours of labor, costs of each individual advertisement, and references to roadmap timeframes. I do get a little confused in the section about project workers and the first point of the budget. The budget says “speaker fees” paid to legal experts but there’s only one legal expert listed on the team (and we could use some detail on that individuals legal experience, not just her education). I don’t see any plans in this proposal to onboard legal experts (even if just on a freelance basis), so I’m left to assume that all legal expertise is coming from just the one person.

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The project is expected to be implemented in 8 months, there are jobs for each month such as month 1-3, will design, launch the website, schedule a workshop… month 4 start approaching partners, Webinar 1- hold event, Webinar 2 - market event; month 5 Webinar 3 - market event, Webinar 4 - market event… The proposal has a clear and specific roadmap, so it can be successfully implemented.

The project requires a budget of 35,140 USD, of which the speaker cost is 8,800 USD, the event advertising cost is 1,200 USD, the project management cost is 7,500 USD, the website operating cost is 1,500 USD… However, the proposal does not detail how many hours each job takes to perform, how much the unit price is in USD / hour, so it is difficult to assess the reasonableness of this cost.

Project staff consists of 3 people, project manager is @Shirah, is a licensed US lawyer, has over 15 years of project management experience, over 10 years of sales and marketing experience, more than 5 years of experience in organizing community education events; Kandianne Pierre is experienced in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Node.js, Express.js, Cordova và Sass, Angular Material, Nodemailer, MongoDB… he will be in charge of Web development and Linda Bucaram with skills in Photography, Bridges, WordPress, C++ and InDesign will be in charge of graphic design. Therefore, the personnel are suitable for the requirements of the project. With a team like this, I believe the project can be done successfully. In addition, the community can learn information about personnel easily via linkedin. This information is reliable.

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The proposed solution is not very difficult to achieve , where he wants to set up webinar by which most of the funded proposers can understand the basic laws related to web3 development, for this to be achieved they just need one good lawyer who has knowledge over web3 laws , it can be definitely be completed by proposer himself where he his Lawyer, and former legal fellow focusing on blockchain and cryptocurrency at a U.S. based Securities law firm. the proposer even wants to set up a directory where people can get suggestions from friendly lawyers who have knowledge over web3 laws , where proposer should need contacts to achieve this , where he has already experienced members who have worked in legal department .Hence with given experience and plan presented it is highly likely this proposal will be implemented successfully.

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The project plan lasts for 8 months and is divided into 6 steps. The tasks and ways of implementing the timeline are presented in detail. The budget allocation is consistent with the timeline, but not yet detailed. Breakdown information such as unit price per hour, estimated time of completion, and the number of participants should be included so that the community can more easily assess the feasibility of the project. Team member information is fully covered including general information, work experience and LinkedIn information. The members here have experience in Law, Web Development related to the projects. However, since this project is closely related to the Cardano ecosystem, I think it would be better to have more experienced members in this field.

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The feasibility of the project is very good. Starting with the script, we exactly which webinars would be launched each month. In this way, we have a very solid and secure understanding of the construction process of this idea. I have no criticisms to make about this part of the proposal because the script already has the short time allocations and a chronological listing of the webinars to be launched. The only point that could be even better would be, in my view, that the activities in 3-first-months could be broken down. For example, the “Website design and launch” will take place in months 1-3, how would this be done? How long of the month would it take? And who would work here? etc. Now speaking of the budget, it’s broken down into a few parts and I can say that our understanding of how it would be used is solid, but not perfect. Some parts should be better sorted out. For example, there are the basically salaries of those activities involved. I think it would be better to measure this price based on the hour of work, how many legal experts would work on this project, who would receive how much, and also the value of the working hours of each of the professionals involved. Besides that, the “sponsored LinkedIn events advertisement” part would take 1,200USD, I think it deserves to be more detailed, what would happen, how, when and by whom. Regarding the team, I think the level of detail is satisfactory, but it could be better. We know who they are and their roles in the project, but a small curriculum of each could have been provided, and how they relate to the Cardano ecosystem. Overall, I will give it four stars because I strongly believe that this project will work, but I missed those details.

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I tend to agree the proposer could carry out the proposal. The proposer’s profile is verifiable, and their experience suits the proposed implementation items. The end product they promised is also realistic, considering they have eight months to manage the webinars from start to finish, averaging two webinars each month. The proposer has regarded the problem of finding knowledgeable speakers and planned to tackle it using their network to find legal experts in each subject. Likewise, the issue of finding an audience is tackled by using LinkedIn event ads and offering webinars free of charge to garner interest. However, I would like a more detailed breakdown of the budget, for example, how many work hours are for developing the website. It shouldn’t be hard to provide those details because the proposer already has a developer who would be directly involved in those matters. That being said, I will still support this proposal because even though the budget items haven’t been broken down, the amount for each is reasonable.

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We have a very clear roadmap ahead of us. The proposer divides the activities into monthly lists, with a very good density of webinars per each month. In the beginning the roadmap also accounts for a partnership outreach - a very important activity in order to reach a wider audience for the following webinars. Legal experts will be conducting each webinar, with different focuses, for instance business organization, tax, AML, copyright, smart contracts, etcetera.

A great strength of the proposal is that the proposers will seek to obtain CLE (continuous learning education) accreditation for their webinars. In the US each state requires CLE credits to retain a license to practice law, and I think this will be a major plus when marketing the webinars to legal practitioners since their time invested can be put to good use towards reaching their annual CLE quotas.

A minus point in my view is the fact that we do not have a very clear understanding of how these legal experts are onboarded into the project initially. We do know that the main proposer (Shirah) is a legal expert but we also know that she will take care of the project management. So many questions arise: will she also be part of the legal experts delivering the webinars or will she be in charge of selecting those experts externally? If the former is true, how will the workload be divided between the two activities? If the latter, is there a plan in place to select those experts, and how do we gain comfort that a proper due diligence procedure will be used in the selection?

The budget section offers a good enough split for each activity undertaken. Almost 9k USD are reserved for the legal experts taking part in the webinars. Project management covers an additional 7.5k USD, and website development another 4.5k USD. The CLE accreditation process will cover (under two different headings) over 5k USD, but my feeling is that this item is lowballed given the target US states in which the proposers will seek accreditation.

As points of improvement I can definitely mention the lack of hourly rates across the board - the entire budget, and most of the individual captions, would have benefited from a more granular estimation of hours involved and hourly rates. The second point is the CLE accreditation process which in my view should have been covered more extensively and with a breakdown per each individual state in order to better capture the costs involved.

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The proposer team is formed by experienced people in different areas that cover almost every aspect needed, from web development to law and project management. Regarding the road map, it could be said that it is balanced. This is because it is limited in time but at the same time provides the team with enough flexibility to solve any kind of problem that may occur. At the same time, the proposer presents a plan for future funds requests so that they could expand themselves to more countries than just the U.S. The budget is also clear, but it would be preferred to bring more details related to where the calculation come from and how the team got to these values, for transparency reasons. (Rating given: 4)

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The main proposer has a background that seems highly qualified to successfully address the challenge and carry out the proposal. With training and experience in both legal services and film-making, creating a webinar series about legal obstacles and requirements on funded proposers is likely to be of high quality and provide useful and well-presented content. The team further consists of an experienced web developer and a designer. Linkedin profiles and references are provided, giving me high confidence that the project can be delivered to a high quality standard. The proposal may have provided more details in some aspects of feasibility metrics. For the budget, hourly rates and item breakdowns would have been nice to see, and the timeline could consist of more than repetitions of each webinar as a deliverable - for example check-ins with the community, timeline for marketing and audit tasks, evolution of content etc. I agree that it is likely that the proposal will be implemented successfully.

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The team appears to be very well qualified to implement the project successfully. Combined, they appear to have all the skills and core competencies required to build the legal hub, complete it's CLE accreditation and facilitate its CLE courses. Moreover, the plan of implementation is clearly outlined and appears achievable, regardless of external factors.

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The success picture in this part is described pretty ideal and clear. Those seem to be helpful for the Catalyst community. And I do believe with the ambition and skills of the team, this project could achieve all those things. However, I think the authore should have used much more specific KIPs to measure the project's progress. The KIPs should be clear and quantified. For example, the number of funded project taking advantage of this or the number of the webinar's attendees. Such KIPs would be easier to keep track and assess the potential of this project.

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The proposed implementation roadmap is given in a specific way, there are milestones to complete the work, events, videos can already be put on Wed3. The index/KPI is quite detailed that can determine the success of the proposal, the workshops will be carried out, the list of lawyers is put on Wed3. I have an opinion on the progress reports that need to clearly show the number of participants in the workshop, the number of Wed3 visits, the number of video views. In addition, information about the list of projects that have been helped by lawyers is an important factor in determining the success of the proposal. This addition will make it easier for the proposal to be audited. Rating: 4

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The audibility for this proposal will be easy and open for the community to track because they build a website for the record live webinars and a directory of lawyers. The proposal gives 4 measurable and reasonable metrics to define project success such as 8 live legal webinars held, 50 lawyers listed in the directory for 8 months, availability of legal webinar recording, and availability of directory web3-friendly attorneys communicated through Project Catalyst channels.

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From an audit perspective, I see that the community can completely base on the project implementation plan and progress to monitor and evaluate the success of the project. However, this is a project with a long time and a large budget, so the author team needs to have a monthly report on the work that has been/is being implemented and will be implemented as well as provide a budget expenditure report in an open and transparent way to help the budgeting community to be more continuous and tight. In addition, 03 KPIs are provided by the author team such as the success of live legal webinars, the videos of the seminars are pushed to the website and the list of participating lawyers web 3 are also very important evaluation criteria for the success of this proposal. I found that the criteria to evaluate the success of this proposal were written very clearly by the author team telling the community that 04 indicators to measure and score this proposal was successful or not, out of these 04 indicators I'm very interested in 02 indicators which are the availability of legal webinar recordings communicated through Project Catalyst channels and the availability of a Web3 friendly attorney directory communicated through Project Catalyst channels. I am also quite interested in the section where the authors describe the long-term roadmap of the proposal in the near future, which helps me to assess that this is a passionate project of the authors. With a new proposal that has never been participated in before, I see 02 criteria for building the project's global sustainable development goals (the goal of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and children, and the goal of building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation) is vitally important, which is not just the goal of the authors who are working on but also a common goal of the whole world. I'll give this recommendation a 4 for transparency, which is a high score on the recommendation's rating scale.

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Regarding auditability, the team made it clear with success descriptive metrics and KPIs for 3 main categories of work, namely: holding 8 webinars, at least 50 laws attorneys are listed as Web3-friendly attorneys after the 8th month, and conference recordings are available to be broadcast on the web. Specific timelines for preparing and organizing seminars have also been detailed on a monthly basis. I believe that with these figures, the community can completely audit it at any time during each stage of the proposed implementation. I rate 5 points in this section.

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I always need to see objectively measurable metrics in this section to ranks anything higher than the 2 stars that I gave for this section. Most projects tend to identify mere completion of the project as a measure for success. The best proposals measure the project’s impact with specific target metrics and measurable KPIs on the population and impact of the completion of the project, with some bonus points for progressively increasing timeframe based metrics. This proposal’s section could benefit from metrics on number of attendees for each webinar, number of views for the recorded version, website traffic targets, and perhaps LinkedIn SEO interaction goals. Especially for projects that aim to fulfill a heavily needed resource such as this one, there needs to be an indication that this proposal is being acutely governed and adaptable as time goes on.

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The proposal provides indicators to measure project success such as 8 legal webinars held, legal webinar recordings communicated through Project Catalyst channels, Web3-friendly lawyers directory announced through Project Catalyst channels, at least 50 lawyers listed as of month 8. In addition, each conference will have a list of attendees, conference recordings will be uploaded to the Web, LinkedIn event ads will have screenshots, etc. Thus the community can easily check them out, track progress, results of the project.

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So long as the team follows through on the proposal and continues working for the next eight months, this project is clear and auditable. So long as they develop and publish their site on time, hold their eigh web meetings, and then publish it all to the website, this will be completed. The proposal is fairly simple and very doable, and I believe that so long as the team follows through on their reporting, this would be a highly impactful project for Cardano.

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The audit has introduced all the team members who'll be involved in the project, and has presented experience of each person , where they have experienced law team and development team in it, the proposed solution has detailed structure on how to complete the project , where it involves conducting webinars first and then setting up directory. The proposed solution has structured timeline to complete the project, it even contains decent budget breaking to make the project efficient , hence with the experienced team provided ,The information provided is sufficient to audit the progress and the success of the proposal.

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The auditability part of the project is full of elements so that the community can evaluate and track the project's progress such as: quantitative KPIs with 3 specific Milestones. The author describes the success of the project in an easy way including specific criteria such as the number of live legal webinars held, the number of lawyers listed in the directory, the Availability of directory of Web3-friendly attorneys, and legal webinar recordings. The SDG Goals are also carefully analyzed. However, I have not seen how to track the project's process, the tools used for community use are presented in this section, The author can mention more of these contents to increase the audibility of the project.

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The proposal is fully auditable, the topic is almost perfect. The proponent gives many metrics for measuring both progress and final results. As for progress, they suggest many ways that we could track 3 milestones of the project. I think they are really good indicators to see how this project is developing in practice, but it is not clear how this information would be accessible to the Cardano community. Besides that, I also suggest that at the end of each month, a final report is made available that contains links to the videos that were launched, the list of attendees, etc… and also a summary of how the team worked in that period of time. I think that this way, we would have a more complete understanding of the process. And in terms of the final results, I would like more qualitative data to be analyzed in addition to the numerical statistics provided by the proponent. We must know the number of legal webinars, the number of lawyers listed in the directory by Month 8, number of the legal webinar recordings communicated through Project Catalyst channels, etc… because these quantities will objectively demonstrate the scope of this project. But beyond that, we would need to understand if the people who watched those legal webinars were understanding well, or if they became active members of the community… In summary, I think the auditability is good, but it can improve in some points, mainly due to a more humane approach to the final results. Other than that, everything is ideal, the proposal is excellent, all the topics are very good works and in my opinion, it certainly deserves funding.

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The proposer targets to successfully run eight webinars and list 50 lawyers in the directory. The proposer would also provide recordings of those webinars to the public through their website, which would scale the proposal's reach. I appreciate that the proposert already plans to publish the “transcripts of any in-webinar surveys or discussions,” which would help us see how the transfer of information went. I want to suggest the proposer list the attendee's questions and concerns so we could also improve and reiterate based on what lawyers usually don’t understand with the current Web3 topics. Overall, I strongly agree we could track the progress and the success of the proposal.

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This part of the proposal is very good across the board. Firstly, since the webinars are designed to be “marketed” towards legal practitioners and since the project has set aside a hefty budget for their own web portal, it will be very easy to make the webinars available for the general audience and to raise awareness about them through the already known Catalyst channels (discord, Telegram proposers channel, etcetera).

So it will be very easy for anyone to check not also the delivery of the webinars, but also go through the recordings and make its own assessment of their quality (provided they have the legal background to do so) and also assess their impact by observing the number of participants for each, and the level of engagement during them ( number and quality of questions asked, general level of debate, etcetera).

The proposers also take good care of choosing appropriate goals. We know from the very beginning that there will be eight seminars in total, and the team sets its own challenge of on-boarding 50 lawyers onto the platform in the first eight months of the project.

A suggestion if I may, Is to ask the proposer to consider including additional KPIs that can measure the success of each webinar, through for instance: measuring attendance and implementing feedback surveys at the end of each webinar. This way, the team can gauge extremely well not only the popularity of each topic, but also the way in which their legal experts selected have performed and whether they should be employed in future sessions.

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In order to track the progress of the project, the team proposes a series of deliverables in which information about the different webinars is presented. The number of attendees and the results of in-webinar surveys are actually very useful to measure engagement and commitment to the project. The success of the proposal looks like what the challenge defines as a success since, for example, having a list of 50 lawyers with web3 knowledge willing to work for emerging projects would create a major impact on the Cardano ecosystem, allowing it to grow and scale in a healthy and sustainable way. This is why it shows that the team proposes a clear and understandable solution to address the problem (Rating given: 5)

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Although it is in my opinion highly feasible that this proposal can be implemented successfully given its potential (skills, experiences, track record), the team could have put more effort into linking the project's milestones with a timeline and audit deliverables to allow the community to check on the progress of the implementation. The proposal plans to communicate through Project Catalyst channels the progress over the eight months implementation period. It would have been great to learn exactly which channels these are, and I also would have liked a more granular breakdown of the goals to allow early tracking of project success. For example, instead of 50 lawyers listed in the directory or 8 webinars held at the end of eight months, partial targets after three or five months would have been helpful.

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Eleven discrete, specific deliverables and "success criteria" are listed in the proposal, and both success criteria and deliverables will clearly contribute to providing "direct access to legal services, support and guidance to emerging Projects in the Catalyst Ecosystem."

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