Company Blog - Developments in On-Line Lawyering

AVVO - UBER for Legal Services - Law Firm Marketing on Steriods

Posted by Richard Granat on Sat, Feb 20, 2016 @ 10:25 AM

AVVO - the world's largest online legal directory -  now enables lawyers to offer legal services directly to consumers through their platform. Beginning last year, AVVO offered the opportunity to consumers to get legal advice by telephone for a flat fee of $39.00 per telephone call. This can be a real boost to law firm marketing efforts.

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Topics: DirectLaw, online marketing, client portal, law firm marketing, client workflow

DirectLaw Releases Version for Pro Bono Organizations

Posted by Richard Granat on Mon, Dec 07, 2015 @ 09:47 PM

DirectLaw has released a new version of its cloud-based virtual law platform specifically designed for pro bono organizations, law school clinics, and  legal incubator projects. DirectLaw Pro Bono enables Pro Bono program administrators to manage networks of lawyers who are working independently. Now in use at the Boston Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyer's Project and by the Volunteer Lawyer Project of New Mexico Legal Aid, DirectLaw Pro Bono brings pro bono attorneys the capacity to deliver legal services online efficiently.

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Topics: DirectLaw, pro bono

DirectLaw Can Help You Compete Against LegalZoom

Posted by Richard Granat on Tue, Aug 05, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Check out a new article in the American Bar Association - Journal - New Legal Victories Has LegalZoom Poised for Growth. Is this an opportunity for solos and small law firms or a continuing problem. How can you compete against LegalZoom?

Here is one way:
LegalZoom is a purely an online service that really doesn't provide legal advice. We know from our research that many consumers still prefer dealing with a trusted advisor in their community who they can connect with on an in person basis. This reality gives solos and small law firm a critical advantage over LegalZoom which is an impersonal and purely online service. 

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Topics: DirectLaw, LegalZoom, document automation, legal documents online

What is Virtual Law Practice?

Posted by Richard Granat on Wed, Jun 04, 2014 @ 01:14 PM

In a widely distributed press release to announce his coaching service in virtual lawyering, Attorney and co-founder of vLawyer Consulting, William McNeil makes this statement:

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Topics: DirectLaw, virtual law practice, virtual law firm

DirectLaw Integrates With Box.Net

Posted by Richard Granat on Mon, Nov 18, 2013 @ 12:31 PM

Box, a secure collaboration, file sharing and file storage application, announced last week new integrations with 22 mobile and web legal platforms, and a special promotion through the American Bar Association Advantage program that gives ABA members 50 GB of free file-sharing space in Box

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Topics: Box, online legal document storage, on-line legal services, client portal, legal documents online, client workflow

Sell Any Legal Service Through Your DirectLaw Platform

Posted by Richard Granat on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 @ 11:39 AM

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Topics: client work flow, on-line legal services, client portal, Clio

DirectLaw Releases New Attorney Dashboard for #ABATECHSHOW

Posted by Richard Granat on Wed, Apr 03, 2013 @ 07:31 AM

Directlaw has launched a new Attorney Dashboard to make its virtual law firm platform even easier to manage, just in time for ABA TECHSHOW. The next time you log in to your Dash Board you will notice some major changes. Here are a few highlights: 

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Topics: DirectLaw, virtual law practice, client portal, online law firm marketing

Creating New Fixed Price Legal Services With DirectLaw

Posted by Richard Granat on Sun, Feb 17, 2013 @ 01:23 PM

You can create new fixed fee or "unbundled" legal services using DirectLaw. You can also create fixed fee legal services based on your own legal documents, as distinguished from documents automated in Rapidocs and provided to you as part of your DirectLaw subscription. 

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Topics: DirectLaw, rapidocs, limited legal services, unbundled legal services, fixed fee legal services, document automation

Document Automation: Introducing AttorneyWorkSpace

Posted by Richard Granat on Tue, Jan 08, 2013 @ 10:47 PM

AttorneyWorkSpace is an application built into the DirectLaw virtual law firm platform that enables you to use DirectLaw's document automation capability and automated form libraries for existing clients. 

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Topics: document automation, client work flow, law firm productivity

On-Line Legal Forms:Best Practice

Posted by Richard Granat on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 @ 02:51 PM

The American Bar Association’s eLawyering Task Force has compiled a draft set of best practice guidelines for legal document providers, which can be downloaded here*. The Guidelines would apply to web-enabled legal document providers such as DirectLaw. even though this service is provided to attorneys, and not consumers. 

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Topics: DirectLaw, web-enabled document automation, document automation, ethically compliant virtual law practice, document assembly