There are many good law firm directories but in this list we tried to include the best 17.
Avvo.com is a directory of lawyers and legal services. There is a 39 dollar fee to speak with a lawyer for 15 minutes. A free Q n A forum allows for question posting. Also available is a directory of legal forms, services and fees. The process is designed to quickly connect lawyers with clients. The system works by having the clients pay a onetime upfront fee for advice, drafted documents or both. This eliminates contracts and retaining fees. The system also guarantees satisfaction. The site is not just a list of names and subject matter. Lawyers involved get to post pictures of themselves and reviews from satisfied clients. Prices for services depend on the service requested.
Lawyers.justia.com offers more than just a gathering of lawyers and services. It has the option for anyone to subscribe to a weekly newsletter about local, appellate and even Supreme Court opinion via email. Of course there is a listing of legal concepts. The site has the US Constitution ready to view with the click of a mouse. But the way to find a lawyer there is different. The search engine is separated by legal subject and states. Lawyers do not have profile pictures or any other form of advertising on the site. There is no mention of money at all on this site. It focuses on teaching legal concepts and service instead of selling them.
Lawyers.com offers legal information and directories of lawyers, the services they offer and access to do-it-yourself legal documents. There are profiles of lawyers on the site, but they appear in replies to forum questions posted. There is an area of the site where lawyers post their opinions on current events in law and politics. The site itself claims to have access to 95% of lawyers in the US. It does have a range of topics and information that expands coast to coast. It even appears to touch on the subject of international law. The site offers lawyer reviews and ratings. Some law firms have their contact information to include a business phone number ready and posted.
The look and feel of lawinfo.com is deliberately simple and unassuming. It gives a feeling of providing simple reference answers to legal queries and a casual approach to finding a lawyer. The look of the site itself is sleek and user friendly without being overbearing. It boasts many of same amenities other law practice site have. Searches for legal advice, the right lawyer or legal document are all available. What makes this site stand out from others is the information and links to click are all on one page. On the surface it looks like this site loses some value in range. That is not true. With connections to social media and all the bells and whistles of other sites, the system more than compensates with an ease of function for what it lacks in appearance.
Lawguru takes a simple approach to finding its niche in the online legal advice pool. The look of the site has a friendly approach and really makes and effort to keep the initial information that viewers see fresh and current. The concept and design of the site is a mix of forum input with a twist of opinion editorials. The forum is a data base of recently asked questions from everyday men and women from all walks of life with the answers coming from different attorneys. Think of it as something like getting a second opinion from two doctors at the same. Posting questions is free. The thing that stands out about this site is the legal dictionary provided runs from A-Z.
ILRG (Internet Legal Research Group) site at first glance has a most plain and deceptively unassuming look to it. However it is actually a powerful learning tool. With one click of the mouse, this fact becomes obvious. The structure of this site is built around the concept that understanding and having full access to the service and protection of the law is for every citizen. It has thousands of legal forms for free. In addition to that information, there is a listing of academic legal institutions and journals. As and added touch of information, the U.S. State government index on this site lists many departments and their agencies in the Executive branch of government.
The NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives) site takes the exact opposite approach to online legal advice and service from other web pages in the business. Instead of providing service and professionals on a wide range of legal subjects, the people who constitute this resource focus on one subject. That subject is Social Security claims and the people who make them. Like many other sites, this one has legal resources, newsletters and things like online courses. Unlike others sites, the information available there is not for the everyday layman. This site is built for professionals representing clients by their colleagues. One look at this web page and that fact becomes fairly obvious.
The lawyer central web page does what most other sites do in the online legal advice field. It has a data base that connects lawyers with people in need of help across the nation. It features new lawyers to the fold and displays their professional contact information. The site categorizes legal subjects and provides newsletters to anyone interested in signing up. One innovative feature of this site is the search tool bar that floats over the rest of the information available. This gives it a “two hands” feel when finding and extracting information.
LAWQA (not an acronym) is a page on the web that offers free case evaluation and allows visitors to ask questions and get answers for free. This question and answer service is not only free of charge it is completely anonymous. It has a link for recently asked and answered question to search from. This site also features popular posted questions. Anyone visiting this site should know there is some fine print located below all the listings and information that may raise an eyebrow.
The RiaBiz web page is really for the legal advisor community. That is to say that there is no advertisement worth mentioning on display. It reads like a People’s magazine for those who work in the legal field. But it offers more than just pleasant reads for those in the legal know. There is also a forum for interaction or simply expressing a personally professional point of view.
Lawfuel is a newsletter and a directory that focuses on providing useful information to professionals working in the legal field. The feel of this web pages is like a tips, tricks and reminders forum and exchange between lawyers that comes from the working knowledge and experience of professional people in the field. On this page there is also a space for those who seek employment opportunities. There is even a link for anyone wanting to write for the LawFuel organization.
LawyerRatingZ a web site is tailored around a lawyers past client reviews. It shows best rated attorneys in any given local area. As with many of legal profession pages online, it has links for articles, help, FAQ’s, and a forum. What makes this site noticeably different from others is the effort made to gather information and not just advertise services with a fee or free incentives.
The NALP Directory of Legal Employers site is a place where lawyers can find law schools and even more importantly employers. There is not a lot of razzle-dazzle there. This simple but significant site has some fields to enter criteria and pertinent information to find education and employment.
Nolo.com has business and personal forms for individuals who may want to go through a lawyer for their legal needs. The page has a do-it-yourself section that covers the more routine and ordinary side of the law. There are books and applications for sale that explains subjects from bankruptcy to child custody.
eLocal is an online service with a purpose to make getting in touch with a local lawyer quick and simple. All a visitor to the page has to do is click in one field and enter a zip code or city name into another to start a search. There is also a toll free number available to get in touch with a lawyer even faster. Either way, the site informs multiple attorneys to make a personal contact ASAP. Live instant online chat is also provided.
LawLink is an attorney network. It is free to join. The structure of the site has four basic parts. There is a link for contacting an abundant number of attorneys in particular areas. The second link is for reaching a smaller group of experts. The third link is for the often overlooked paralegal. Below those links is the law updates section. It is like Facebook but strictly for discussing the day in the life of a lawyer.
LawFirmDirectory.org has listings, reviews and ratings. And it has links for list a company. It also has other links that explain how the service works and another to ask a lawyer questions. To start the search all a person has to do is enter a zip code into a field.
The web page myattorneyhome.com has all the parts of a legal advice data base. It links for areas of law, learning law, legal questions, legal articles, glossary and a law firm directory. It even has a phone number clearly available. But there are two things that clearly miss the mark with page. One is the stock model image of “lawyers” posing with the thumbs up gesture. And the other is the yes or no survey asking whether an attorney is helping with your case. Both of these images nullify any assumption of credibility in this site.
The attorneys.org site has a plain but clean look. The links are find a lawyer, legal topics, and for lawyers. Each link opens a page with fields to enter information into and topics to click and learn from. Each page says what it does and looks good. There is room for more personal information. From the looks of this site, it could be for lawyers or for dentists. That is because there not a single name on this site.
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