Forbes ran a piece recently describing the growth in legal apps and sites designed to help consumers find a lawyer.
The reporter interviewed Edo Ohayon, the cofounder of Israeli startup GetLawyer, which has developed a find-an-attorney mobile app – see video above.
Forbes also notes the emergence of California-based lawyer matching service, Bluetree Legal Connect.
I can’t remember a time in which there were so many legal startups.
There has been an explosion in lawyer matching and find-a-lawyer sites over the last year, most of them focused on the consumer market.
Given its potential scale, the investment community has shown more interest in the retail market, rather than products aimed at larger law firms, although it’s inevitable that some of the technology will seep through into the business-to-business world.
There’s far too many to mention, but some of the legal directory developments over the last year:
Avvo’s latest financing round and planed international expansion.
LawDingo’s investment round in November 2013.
A ton of new startups such as Chicago-based LawyerMatch, LawGives out of Silicon Valley, and UpCounsel.
In the UK, we have seen the growth of the likes of Access Solicitor, and My Barrister.
And in Australia, sites such as LegalVision, LawPath, Brief It, and LawCorner are now on the map.
Innovation has not been confined only to the Anglosphere.
Last year, the concept of the legal price comparison site was brought to the Spanish market through unabogado.es
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