Avvo has created a platform that connects lawyers who need paying clients with clients who need straightforward, unbundled legal services at a clearly-defined price. And there are a lot of lawyers out there who need paying clients. Today’s new generation of lawyers are burdened with six-figure student loan debt and record numbers of unemployment after law […]
Ninety-seven percent of US lawyers have an Avvo profile. With that profile comes a rating, which is Avvo’s effort to evaluate a lawyer’s background to help consumers decide if the attorney is right for their situation. Avvo starts attorneys somewhere between 6.0 and 6.5. (Though I have seen as low as 5.8 and as high […]
It’s late on a Friday afternoon, and you are finishing up your week’s to-do list so you can leave the office at a normal hour. You have no clients coming in this afternoon, and your assistant/receptionist has left early. You get a call at 4:45pm – it’s a potential client with an urgent matter. “Can you meet […]
Last Friday, I spoke at the NCBA Law Practice Management & Technology Section’s Law Tech Expo on Digital Marketing and Ethics – How to Stay in Compliance with the NC Rules of Professional Conduct. As a part of my presentation, I shared a checklist for attorneys to use to review their websites for potential ethics […]
If you are an attorney, you have an Avvo profile and rating. I may be the only attorney who has ever asked for their rating to be removed and then asked for it back.