Tracking down and eventually hiring a dependable lawyer is often a daunting task filled with several risks. In the end, many individuals reluctantly settle for court-appointed counsel. Or even worse, they end up representing themselves in front of a judge, and that’s when disaster ensues.
Fortunately, however, there’s now an app you can use to find a certified lawyer quickly and hassle-free. This innovation is the brain-child of the collaborative efforts of the New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service and the tech company Legal.io
The Bar Association has been involved in matching clients with credible and registered attorneys in New York and across the globe, for the last 35 years. Legal.io, on the other hand, possesses both the manpower and the resources needed to curate all that data online and make the revolutionary legal website application. Jeremy Goldstein is a registered member of the NY Bar.
Here’s a brief walk-through of how the website works;
- One goes online to the site and fills out a five-minute application. The client fills out the particulars of their case or legal conundrum, and they send it.
- The legal experts carefully start analyzing the received application. The staff then combs their database to trace a lawyer who practices in proximity to the applicant. A copy of your case details is then sent over to them.
- The contacted lawyer decides on whether to take the case or not. If they agree, you, the client pays for a half hour consultation with the chosen attorney.
- Provided you as the client and the matched lawyer come into agreement, then the matter falls out of the jurisdiction of the service providers, Legal.io
About Jeremy Goldstein
Mr. Jeremy Goldstein is currently a senior partner at his NY law firm, Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates, LLC. The Juris Doctor in Law from the acclaimed New York University School of Law also doubles up as a Partner at the Watchtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz law firm. In 1991, Jeremy Goldstein studied for his Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Arts History major at Cornell University and then went on to finish his Masters at the University of Chicago in 1996. He is a fan of volunteering, and he is an avid social media user regulars posting on Twitter.
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