Online Lawyer Referral Services in Jackson County, MO
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There are many web-based lawyer referral services that residents of Jackson County may use as well. Referrals are available online through services provided by American Lawyer Referral, Lawyers.com, Attorney Pages and LegalMatch. Each of these online services varies from each other in different ways, such as costs, turnaround time, guarantees and information provided.
American Lawyer Referral maintains a database of lawyers in Jackson County and has them indexed by practice area. When users visit the site, they are asked to choose which county in Missouri they are looking for a lawyer in, and then asked which area of law their case deals with. After this, a listing of attorneys that meet those criteria pops up. At the top of this list are attorneys who have paid for a better listing location.
This presents a problem for users because they may be led to believe that those attorneys that paid for a prime spot on the listing are in fact better lawyers, when this is not necessarily so. American Lawyer Referral does not provide users with any background information about the attorneys they contact and functions much like an online phone book. Additionally, the service does not provide any satisfaction guarantees.
Lawyers.com is a step above some of the other online referral services because it provides some information about the lawyers that are referred. Much like many other online services, Lawyers.com works like an online database. After submitting your location and area of law your case deals with, you will receive a listing of lawyers in your geographic area who are experienced in the area of law that is necessary. However, the limited amount of information that is provided does not go very far in helping you determine if one lawyer would be better for your situation than another. As well, the information does not include past client reviews or much other information, so there is a lot of research to be done on the side of the user.
Attorney Pages is more like an online phone book full of lawyer listings. Users are asked to submit their geographic location as well as the area of law their case deals with. Then, the website puts up a list of lawyers that meet these criteria. However, this makes the users work extra in order to do research into each attorney, as well as contacting every attorney that they wish to hear from. Attorney Pages does not offer users from Jackson County any sort of guarantee about the attorneys who are listed, nor does the site offer any advice about finding legal services in Jackson County.
Visitors to LegalMatch will see that this site uses a unique system for matching clients to attorneys. Users submit information about their legal claim by using an online form that pulls out the useful information. After this, LegalMatch sends e-mails to attorneys in the user's geographic location who have experience in the laws that will apply to the case. Then, the attorneys are able to read about the client's case and decide whether or not to respond. Users receive e-mails from the attorneys who are interested in taking their case. At this point, the users are able to view the attorney's profile as well as past client reviews. If the client wishes to proceed to hire the attorney, then the arrangements take place between the client and the attorney. If they wish, LegalMatch provides clients with useful information and tips on how to best hire an attorney. As well, LegalMatch is a free service, and will never make a client hire or pay any of the attorneys who respond to their case. Lastly, and also uniquely, LegalMatch stands by its satisfaction guarantee.