By Avvo, Special for USDR
Today Avvo announced the availability of Avvo Legal Services, a shopping experience designed to make finding and hiring a local attorney easy as the click of a button, via desktop, tablet or phone. Initially covering routine legal scenarios for business, family and immigration, Avvo Legal Services delivers fixed-price offerings starting at $39 for a 15-minute advice session or $149 for a document review.
“When the majority of Americans forego legal representation for important, but routine legal issues, we know there’s a problem,” said Avvo CEO Mark Britton. “By bringing these legal services to a shopping platform that provides people a selection of attorneys in their area at a fixed price, we’re bringing unparalleled cost transparency and ease of access to an industry that intimidates many.”
Common scenarios for which people might use Avvo Legal Services include,
- An advice session with a small business attorney to understand the process for starting a business;
- A document review with an immigration attorney to evaluate your citizenship application; and,
- A fully executed uncontested divorce with a local family lawyer.
All attorneys providing legal services through Avvo are Avvo-rated and have detailed profiles explaining their background for a level of openness not found in other legal service offerings. Participating attorneys only offer services in their areas of professional focus.
Avvo Legal Services is built on the success of Avvo Advisor, the company’s on-demand legal advice service, which boasts a 96 percent satisfaction rate among those who have used it. With Avvo Advisor, people simply select the category of their legal issue and the first available attorney in their area will call back within 15 minutes for a 15-minute advice session.
Avvo delivers Avvo Legal Services in 18 states, which cover more than 70 percent of the population. These states are Arizona,California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio,Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Additional geographies, practice areas, and service offerings will become available in the coming months. All legal services come with a satisfaction guarantee.
In addition, Avvo offers a number of tools to help people navigate the moments in their lives that intersect with the law. In fact, every five seconds, someone gets legal help through Avvo. The Avvo lawyer directory offers more than one million peer and consumer reviews. The Avvo Q&A forum allows people to ask legal questions for free from the Avvo community of attorneys or search more than nine million pre-existing questions and answers. And, Avvo offers countless guides and searchable content on a variety of legal topic areas.
About Avvo, Inc.
Avvo helps people find and connect with the right lawyer through industry leading content, tools and services. Founded in 2006 inSeattle, Avvo provides transparent information about attorneys, with Avvo-rated profiles for 97% of practicing lawyers in the United States. A free Q&A forum with more than 8 million questions and answers and on-demand legal services that provide professional counsel for a fixed cost, make legal faster and easier. For more information on how Avvo helps people through legal issues from research to resolution, visit www.avvo.com.