Evaluating Online Lawyer Referral Services
Occasionally LAWPRO gets asked to give an opinion on the effectiveness or legitimacy of the various lawyer referral services that try to get people to sign up. All we can really say is we aren’t aware of any problems relating to them, and it’s up to individual lawyers to decide whether its a good use of their money to get new clients this way.
Now Beverly Michaelis of the Oregon Law Practice Management blog has provided some additional evaluation of these for-profit services (as opposed to those that are bar-operated). For anyone considering signing up, there is a lot to consider. Ms Michaelis looks at fees, confidentiality and
just how believable their claims are in terms of the number of new clients promised and how vetted the services are.
You can read her blog post here.