Seattle, Wash — Now you can review photos and documents with a lawyer anytime, anywhere for an affordable fixed fee
SEATTLE, March 24, 2015 – Avvo, Inc., the leading online legal marketplace, today announced the addition of real-time photo share and review to Avvo Advisor® – the first on-demand legal service that delivers help from top-reviewed lawyers whenever, wherever in a 15 minute call for only $39. Now users of the Avvo Advisor app can seamlessly send a photo, including images of documents, related to their legal issue for immediate review during their call with a lawyer. Whether it’s a traffic ticket, confusing contract language, property damage, social media harassment, or virtually any other legal matter, people can now show a lawyer items relating to their legal issue, resulting in an even more efficient and detailed call. The photo feature is available in the Avvo Advisor iOS app today and will be added to the online version of Avvo Advisor in the coming weeks.
Whether it’s fear of high costs or the abundance of negative lawyer stereotypes, people often delay or avoid getting the legal help they need and deserve. According to a 2015 Avvo survey, only 50 percent of people with a legal issue ended up hiring a lawyer. And, according to the 2014 Annual Gallup Work and Education Poll, the legal field was named the third most negatively rated industry in the U.S., just above the oil and gas industry and the federal government.1
“Getting legal help should be as easy as booking a car service and as routine as a medical check-up, yet people facing all kinds of legal issues consistently tell us that hiring a lawyer is too hard,” said Mark Britton, founder and CEO at Avvo. “Avvo Advisor, with its on-demand access to highly reviewed attorneys, affordable fixed fee, and now photo sharing, addresses these hurdles and puts the power of legal, literally, in the palm of your hand.”
People are embracing how easy and efficient Avvo Advisor makes getting legal help:
- 96% user satisfaction rate
- Average call duration is just over 9 minutes
- Average lawyer response time is just 8 minutes
Avvo Advisor is available in nine legal categories and 18 states (covering 70% of the U.S. population):
- 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, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
Additional legal categories and states will be added in the coming months. Avvo Advisor is available online at avvo.com/advisor and the Avvo Advisor app is available as a free download from the App Store for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®.
1 Source: Newport, F. (2014, September 3). Business and Industry Sector Images Continue to Improve.
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 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 6.8 million previously asked questions and attorney provided 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. Avvo, Avvo Advisor, Avvo JD App, and Avvo Ignite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avvo, Inc. Avvo was founded in 2007 and is based in Seattle, WA.