SEATTLE, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avvo, the leading online legal marketplace, today announced the launch of Avvo Advisor®, available online or via a free app for iOS® devices. Avvo Advisor offers consumers on-demand legal advice from an experienced, top-rated lawyer anytime, anywhere, for a fixed-fee of just $39 for 15 minutes over the phone – a savings of up to 71% over the average hourly fee for a lawyer.i
"At Avvo, we want to make access to legal help as routine as getting a medical check-up, and Avvo Advisor is a game-changing step towards that goal," said Mark Britton, founder and CEO, Avvo. "Avvo Advisor provides professional legal help to consumers on their terms, with clear pricing and on-demand delivery, saving significant time, money and hassle – the very things that keep many people from hiring a lawyer."
Avvo Advisor is the solution for legal issues that should be simple and affordable to solve, but are overcomplicated by today's one-size-fits-all method of getting legal help. With Avvo Advisor, consumers no longer have to spend days and dollars finding an experienced lawyer to help with everyday legal situations.
Among the many situations Avvo Advisor is ideal for:
- Getting clarity on how to proceed with a legal issue
- Reviewing documents for a small business
- Determining if you need a lawyer
- Understanding the fine print on debt collection letters
- Verifying that DIY legal documents have been done correctly
- Understanding the steps involved in a divorce
- Helping with immigration forms and processes
- Reviewing a lease
- Identifying and preventing potential legal troubles
To get started, users simply visit Avvo Advisor on Avvo (advisor.avvo.com) or download the free Avvo Advisor App for iOS. Then users select the type of legal category they need help in – such as small business or divorce – before submitting their payment and contact information through a secure online form. Within 15 minutes, a qualified and highly rated Avvo attorney will call them for a 15-minute advice session – with no strings attached. If users are not satisfied with their Avvo Advisor experience, Avvo will refund their payment in full.
"In determining the best way to meet consumers' everyday legal needs, we tested various time durations and pricing. We learned that the vast majority of users got the information they needed to move forward in less than 15 minutes," said Sachin Bhatia, vice president of product development, Avvo. "People now accomplish all kinds of meaningful tasks on their phones while on the go, including buying insurance, trading stocks and getting medical advice. Now with Avvo Advisor, they have easy access to legal help on-demand, at a cost of up to 71% less than the average hourly fee for a lawyer.i"
Avvo Advisor is currently available in nine legal categories and fifteen states:
- Legal Categories: Small Business, Divorce, Family, Immigration, Real Estate, Landlord-Tenant, Criminal Defense, Employment, and Bankruptcy/Debt
- States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin
Additional categories and states will be added in the coming months.
About Avvo, Inc.
Avvo is the largest online legal marketplace connecting consumers and lawyers. In Avvo's Q&A forum, consumers can get their legal questions answered for free by more than 180,000 participating lawyers or search more than 6 million previously asked questions and answers. The lawyer directory provides Avvo-rated profiles, client reviews, and peer endorsements for 97 percent of all lawyers in the U.S., so consumers can find the lawyer who's right for them. Avvo also helps lawyers grow their businesses with marketing tools and services including Avvo Ignite, a cloud-based marketing platform designed specifically for attorneys. Avvo and Avvo Ignite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avvo, Inc. Avvo was founded in 2007 and is based in Seattle, WA.
i TyMetrix Legal Analytics and Corporate Executive Board (CEB), 2013.
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