It’s impossible to know when you might get into a tight spot and face legal action. This makes it very important to be prepared for these situations should they arise. However, with so many attorneys now available, it can be difficult to find one you know is reliable and who also specializes in whichever legal action you might be facing.
Now with technology and the internet at our disposal, many users have become accustomed to finding reviews and information on any products or services they may be looking for; judicial services are no exception.
Almost half, about 49 percent, of respondents to a Harris Poll reported being very or somewhat likely to consult websites for information on legal protection where other consumers can post various questions to get answers from lawyers. Attorneys themselves would likely benefit from being active on these sites in order to get their name out there, especially for people who are already interested in their specialty.
Once a client does find a lawyer they believe can offer them legal protection, there’s a good chance they will begin conducting research on the specific attorney or firm. An estimated 44 percent of respondents to the Harris Poll are also somewhat to very likely to research the lawyer’s own website. Because of this, it has never been more important for judicial services to have information available online.
Many firms are now aware of the advantages an online presence can have. According to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2010 Legal Technology Survey Report, currently just over half of lawyers, an estimated 52 percent, who operate solo practices have a website. For offices with two to nine attorneys, that number jumps to 81 percent, or four out of five offices.
The vast majority of people will at some point in their lives require legal protection. Now clients can feel more secure and confident in their legal services.