SEATTLE, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Avvo customers can now use Apple Pay® to easily, securely and privately purchase legal services through the Avvo app for iPhone®. Designed to make finding and hiring a lawyer easy, the Avvo app allows people to search for local attorneys and filter based on criteria including type of law practiced, location, consumer rating and language spoken.
Avvo provides a selection of offerings from Avvo Legal Services through the app in five practice areas: family, immigration, business, estate planning and real estate. Individuals can choose $39 advice sessions delivered by the attorney of their choice within 24 hours, or the first available attorney within 15 minutes. A selection of full-service legal offerings, including uncontested divorce, LLC creation, U.S. citizenship application, and last will and testament creation are also available through the app.
"We've found that more than half of people who are seeking a lawyer on Avvo are doing so via their mobile device," said Sachin Bhatia, chief product officer at Avvo. "By adding Avvo Legal Services to our app, and adding the simplicity and purchase confidence that comes with Apple Pay, we hope more people will actively take control of their legal issues."
The Avvo app with Apple Pay is available for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It is available on the App Store.
Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.
To learn more about the Avvo app for iPhone, Avvo Legal Services and to explore helpful legal content, visit www.avvo.com.
About Avvo, Inc.
Avvo helps people find and connect with the right lawyer through industry leading content, tools and services. Founded in 2006 in Seattle, Avvo provides transparent information about attorneys, with Avvo-rated profiles for 97% of practicing lawyers in the United States. A free Q&A forum with more than 8 million questions and answers and on-demand legal services that provide professional counsel for a fixed cost, make legal faster and easier. For more information on how Avvo helps people through legal issues from research to resolution, visit www.avvo.com.
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