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LegalForce Store Offers Walk-in Lawyer Access in Palo Alto

Posted in Click-And-Mortar, Competition, Law Firm Productivity, Law Startups, Marketing On-Line Legal Services, Outsourcing
Ray Abyhanker, the entrepreneur lawyer behind the Trademarkia web site,  the highest traffic legal sites on the Web, opened a kind of Apple Store for legal stuff and other stuff (self-help law books, non-Apple tablets, tablet accessories, etc), right across from the Apple Store on University Avenue in Palo Alto. [See previous post on this … Continue Reading

NJ Attorney Advertising Committee Rules that a TotalAttorneys WebSite is Misleading

Posted in eLawyering Ethical Issues, Legal Fees, Legal Referral
The Committee on Attorney Advertising of the New Jersey Court System issued an Advisory Opinion this week that stated that a Total Bankruptcy web site,  published by TotalAttorneys®, a law firm marketing and services organization based in Chicago, is misleading and in violation of the Rule of Professional  Conduct 7.1 (a) .Download Full Opinion . … Continue Reading

Online Legal Services: Is It Hype or a New Way of Delivering Legal Services?

Posted in DirectLaw Law Firms, Marketing On-Line Legal Services, Virtual Law Practice
We have been evaluating the experience of law firms that have subscribed to our DirectLaw Virtual Law Firm Platform to determine what are the factors that make for success. Subscribers to our service are mostly solo practitioners and small law firms who are experimenting with this new mode of delivering legal services online. We want … Continue Reading

LawPivot: Another Legal Advice Web Site

Posted in Change, eLawyering Ethical Issues, Free Law, Legal Fees, Legal Referral, Marketing On-Line Legal Services, UK Legal Reform, Unauthorized Practice of Law, Virtual Law Firms
Another interesting start-up has emerged out of Silicon Valley to provide crowdsourced legal advice to other start-ups for free. Vertical Q&A web sites seems to be the next new thing among venture capital investors. Even Facebook  rolled out this year a crowd-sourced Q&A service. LawPivot, a legal Q&A web site founded in 2009,  hopes to … Continue Reading

Will LegalZoom Become the Largest Law Firm in the US?

Posted in eLawyering Ethical Issues, Legal Referral, LegalZoom, Marketing On-Line Legal Services, UK Legal Reform, Unauthorized Practice of Law, Virtual Law Firms
  LegalZoom has been beta testing a concept which links its marketing capabilities to a network of law firms that offer legal services under the LegalZoom brand. With some state bar associations accusing LegalZoom of  the unauthorized practice of law,  it might makes sense for the company to seek deeper alliances with networks of attorneys … Continue Reading

Framing the Discussion About Virtual Law Firm Practice

Posted in DirectLaw Law Firms, Law Firm Productivity, Legal Fees, LegalZoom, Marketing On-Line Legal Services, Virtual Law Firms, Virtual Law Practice
There is a thoughtful discussion going on about the value of adding the capability of offering legal services online to a law firm’s business model that was started by Lee Rosen’s blog post titled, "What the Virtual Office Advocates Aren’t Telling You."  Responses, so far,  include a post by Carolyn Elefant, an astute observer of … Continue Reading

Example of a Niche Practice: Estate Planning for Single Parents

Posted in DirectLaw Law Firms, Marketing On-Line Legal Services, Unbundled Legal Services, Virtual Law Firms, Virtual Law Practice
Jason Goita, who operates a Florida state-wide virtual law firm, using our DirectLaw technology,  from his base in Tampa, Florida, has just spun off a second virtual law firm web site that is focused on Estate Planning for Single Parents. This is a good example of how to develop a niche focus within a general … Continue Reading

Total Attorneys Responds to Zenas Zelotes Attack

Posted in eLawyering Ethical Issues, Legal Referral, Marketing On-Line Legal Services, Outsourcing
Total Attorneys has responded to Attorney Zenas Zelotes filing of ethics complaints in 47 different jurisdictions. The Total Attorneys response can be found here. Total Attorneys summarizes its response as follows: "In a nutshell, Mr. Zelotes’s 303-page complaint (including exhibits) alleges that Total Bankruptcy (and various other Total Attorneys companies) is a for-profit referral service, … Continue Reading

Total Attorneys Being Sued for Violation of Legal Referral Rules

Posted in eLawyering Ethical Issues, Legal Referral, Marketing On-Line Legal Services
 TotalAttorneys, a so-called marketing association of attorneys that operates legal referral web sites,  such as TotalDivorce and TotalBankruptcy , is being sued in multiple jurisdictions by Attorney Zenas Zelotes, a consumer bankruptcy attorney, based in Hartford, Connecticut and Nevada, for violation of bar referral rules that exist in every state. The Connecticut Law Tribune just released a headline story about the … Continue Reading