Seattle, Wash — American Houston, TX – February 5, 2015/PR Newswire – The American Bar Association (ABA) has honored Avvo Advisor, an on-demand service that connects consumers with experienced lawyers for a 15-minute phone call for a fixed-fee, with Meritorious Recognition for the Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access.
The ABA’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services celebrates the achievements of programs and projects dedicated to matching the unmet legal needs of consumers with lawyers who provide affordable legal advice, services and representation.
“We have this incredible wealth of attorneys – smart and indispensable individuals – and yet, significant numbers of Americans avoid them,” said Mark Britton, Avvo founder and CEO. “Even though technology and transparency have disrupted nearly every other service-based industry, antiquated business models and regulations have stood in the way of legal innovation, and there remains a divide between consumer need and attorneys’ understanding of how to profitably satisfy that need. We appreciate the ABA’s recognition that Avvo Advisor is helping both sides of that equation. It is one step closer to our mission of making legal help as readily available as a medical check-up.”
The Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access will be awarded to Call for Justice, and Meritorious Recognition honors will be presented to Avvo Advisor and ALPS, during the ABA Midyear Meeting Luncheon on Friday, February 6, 2015 at The Hilton Americas in Houston.
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About Avvo, Inc.
Avvo is the leading online legal marketplace connecting consumers and lawyers. Avvo offers on-demand, affordable legal advice through Avvo Advisor, which delivers a top-rated, highly reviewed lawyer for 15 minutes over the phone – anytime, anywhere – available online or via a free app for iOS devices. In Avvo’s Q&A forum, consumers can get their legal questions answered for free by more than 200,000 participating lawyers or search more than 6 million previously asked questions and answers. Avvo’s 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 the Avvo JD App and Avvo Ignite, a cloud-based marketing platform designed specifically for attorneys, and hosts an annual legal marketing and business conference Lawyernomics. Avvo, Avvo Advisor, Avvo JD App, and Avvo Ignite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avvo, Inc. Avvo was founded in 2007 in Seattle, Wa.
About American Bar Association
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