Lawyers provide an expensive service that most people need at some point in their lives. Consumers and entrepreneurs are always looking for ways to answer their legal questions without having to hire or pay a lawyer until they have to. This Google backed startup is looking to fill that void, by connecting people with qualified lawyers who will give them legal advice—for free.
Participants can go on the site, draft their confidential legal questions, and tag them with keywords and the general subject matter. Once submitted, the LawPivot search engine will recommend up to 10 lawyers to answer the confidential query, and the startups can use the suggestions and detailed lawyer profiles to pick the attorney they want to answer their questions. Answers to their questions to be in their inboxes within 24 to 48 hours. For the lawyers, it’s an introduction that will hopefully develop into a long-term relationship.
The service is set up so that attorneys can only join the network if approved or invited by the LawPivot staff.