World's largest online legal directory enhances search, legal guides and profile capabilities for lawyers
Seattle, Wash — Avvo, Inc. (www.avvo.com), the world’s largest online legal directory, today launched a new design and several new features that will simplify how lawyers can better showcase their experience and get more business from the millions of consumers visiting the site each month.
“We’re excited to introduce a new look and feel to Avvo.com. It’s more dynamic and user-friendly – making it easier for consumers and lawyers to connect with each other, interact with Avvo and share more information,” said Mark Britton, Founder and CEO of Avvo.
Key new features include:
- Search: Faster and more customized search capabilities with updated tabs across the top of each page that specifies a ‘call to action’ for lawyers and consumers when navigating the site. In addition, consumers can also refine their search by local neighborhoods to find a lawyer.
- Video Legal Guides: In a partnership with TheLaw.TV, hundreds of consumer-centric videos are now available in Avvo Video Legal Guides. Additionally, lawyers can now showcase their legal expertise through video, using the video legal guide template.
- Claim by Phone: Using a telephone in an easy three-step process, lawyers now have an additional secure method to claim their free profile on Avvo.
Avvo is the only free website that empowers consumers to handle their legal matters with confidence. Avvo offers ratings and profiles for every lawyer, as well as client reviews, peer reviews and attorney disciplinary records. Avvo also offers Avvo Answers, the world’s largest question and answer forum where people can ask real attorneys – anonymously if desired – any legal question and receive personalized answers. Additionally, Avvo Legal Guides are a resource of lawyer-generated best practices for consumers seeking guidance on their legal issues. The website currently covers 90% of the lawyers in the United States, including profiles and ratings for every licensed attorney in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin; and partial coverage in limited release states including Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Vermont and Wyoming. Founded in early 2006, Avvo is privately held, with funding from private investors, DAG Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Ignition Partners. For more information, visit www.avvo.com.