Avvo Joins the Legal Market Should Attorneys Be Concerned?
Citation: 104 Geo L.J. Online 184 (2016)
There is ample evidence that the vast majority of civil legal needs in the United States are addressed without attorneys, in part because of lack of access to affordable legal services. This reality has created a demand for programs that provide access to solutions to legal issues, which in turn has resulted in calls for more “innovation” in the way legal services are provided. As a result, companies like LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer began to provide access to legal forms and do-it-yourself options. However, as could be expected, the challenge to the current boundaries of the marketplace did not stop there. Soon, LegalZoom, Rocket Lawyer, Avvo, and even the American Bar Association (ABA) began to offer access to legal services through networks of lawyers who agree to be available to clients.