The internet is a place of wonder. It has become a mainstay of research for information seekers. Just think. How many times to you pull up your favorite search engine a day? Finding out the latest batting statistics of your favorite baseball player or self diagnosing your medical symptoms has never been easier.
With just a few simple clicks and search terms, you can find the answer to virtually any question. That includes finding a lawyer and legal advice.
In today’s digital age, an online presence is an essential factor, whether you’re choosing a new book to read or looking for a lawyer to hire. For consumers, the internet can help decide what type of legal services are needed, find recommendations and narrow the pool of lawyers and attorney networks to contact. For attorneys, the internet is a valuable resource when it comes to bringing in potential clients, answering basic legal questions and networking.
A poll conducted by Harris Interactive Inc., revealed that 44% of respondents said they would likely check a lawyer’s website. The same poll showed 49% of those who participated would consult a website that allowed people to post legal questions for lawyers to to answer. It is clear that the ability to research and/or contact lawyers via online websites is a significant factor in seeking legal aid.
Visiting a lawyer’s website can provide important information to know before contacting and hiring them. For example, most lawyer website offer a list of services provided and types of litigation practiced. The online site may also offer an estimate for legal fees, all of which play an important factor in determining what representation and services to hire.
It certainly is easy to find an attorney online. In fact, the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Survey Report from 2010 revealed that 52% of lawyers in solo practices had a websites, while 81% of lawyers in firms with 2 to 9 lawyers had personal websites. A quick online search can grow your own attorney network tremendously.
Even if you aren’t looking to hire a lawyer, or speak to one face to face, the internet provides many options for legal advice.
There are several companies that provide comprehensive online legal services. Suppose you want to draft a will or name a medical power of attorney. Maybe you want to trademark a name or file a patent for a new invention. Perhaps you have just started a business and want to have it incorporated. All these tasks, and thousands more, can be accomplished online. You can also pay to receive answers to legal questions from legal professionals online. Online legal services can be extremely convenient and cost effective. Most online legal companies offer single service pricing or prepaid legal services through memberships.
Grow your attorney network and receive legal aid today. Go online and find the right lawyers and services that best meet your needs.