- Posted April 17, 2014 by
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GETLAWYERAPP WILL HELP CONSUMERS FIND THE RIGHT ATTORNEY AT THE BEST PRICE
Every year, 30 percent of U.S. households and small businesses use legal services despite challenges such as selecting the correct attorney in terms of expertise and availability, and determining expected attorney and court fees. With 60 percent of internet traffic now cellular, GetLawyerApp enables lawyers to connect with clients with one click.
Up until now, people searching for legal assistance had to either rely on friends, newspaper or Yellow Page advertisements, or visit cumbersome websites. GetLawyerApp brings legal services into the digital age.
From a Smartphone, a consumer will enter into the app what has occurred—whether it be a car accident, tax problem, immigration issue, criminal matter, or injury—and the app will analyze the need, determine whether there is reason for a lawyer and recommend up to five that match in terms of location, practice area, and price. GetLawyerApp simplifies life for attorneys as well. It sends lawyers the case in a professional intake form in which they input their fee and approach. The app then introduces the information to the consumer in a simple, understandable way. By clicking on the link to the lawyer they choose, the consumer will make direct contact.
“Most people do not have easy access to legal services when needed. The old system of looking through print ads or calling a friend is no longer efficient or effective. GetLawyerApp creates a dynamic marketplace that brings consumers together with the right attorneys at the best price,” said Ohayon, who serves as the chief executive officer and lead developer of GetLawyerApp. “Indiegogo’s network is a major component of our success strategy. As we connect with mid-market lawyers, we are confident they will benefit from this service.”
A significant segment of approximately 400,000 attorneys, many sole practitioners, lack the resources and knowledge to promote themselves in comparison to large law firms. GetLawyerApp allows them to convey a more competitive cost structure to a much wider array of clients.
For lawyers interested in contributing to the GetLawyerApp crowdfunding campaign, there are several major perks to doing so quickly. The first 200 lawyers to contribute will receive privileged access to new clients and 12 months of free usage after the pilot stage. They will also be able to share feedback of the app to improve its effectiveness. Rewards are also available for levels of consumer donations.
Before developing GetLawyerApp, Ohayon was chief operating officer of New York City-based BidYourCase.com, an internet platform operated as a tender system for the legal services marketplace. He was also general manager for five years of the Annual Sderot Conference for Social and Economic Policy, one of the three largest annual conferences in Israel that serves as a meeting ground and clearinghouse for ideas between policy makers, academics, social activists and business people on social and economic issues.
Lawyers and consumers can visit http://igg.me/p/622990/x/5589873 now to support GetLawyerApp.