In the past, lawyers attracted new clients primarily through word of mouth referrals and, perhaps, ads in the yellow pages. Today, however, many people turn to the internet in order to find a lawyer and meet their legal needs. Two of the most prominent online lawyer directories are Avvo and Justia. These sites allow prospective clients to search for a lawyer by both geographical and practice area. You can also post legal questions for lawyers to answer. While nothing substitutes for going to a lawyer’s office and receiving in-person counsel, online lawyer directories are a good starting point because they help people flesh out what exactly their legal issue is and determine whether they even need to hire a lawyer in the first place.
Check out my Avvo and Justia profiles at the links below: