Thursday, August 16, 2012

Client Intake Via Video Chat

LawZam has introduced a video service where attorneys and potential clients can meet via video conference.  This post from the Lawyerist.com has more information:

“Startup online legal service LawZam announces the launch of its web application connecting consumers with attorneys by video conference. LawZam provides a platform for people to find lawyers quickly and receive “face-to-face” online legal consultations–for free.

“LawZam is like speed dating for the legal world,” says Co-Founder Claudio Dunkelman. “Our unique platform gives you the ability to video chat with a lawyer, and keep talking if it’s a match. If not, you are able to initiate chats with different lawyers through the site until you find one that fits your needs.”

LawZam differentiates itself from online legal services that help consumers prepare and file legal documents. “Most legal problems are too complicated to be automated,” says Dunkelman. “Areas like criminal and injury law require personal counseling, and our video conference technology helps to establish a level of trust.” The LawZam service provides consumers with free initial legal consultations from participating attorneys. The website will be supported by advertising, and LawZam plans to announce premium services in the future.”

I wonder if video chat skills and etiquette need to be added to the curriculum?

(dkh)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2012/08/client-intake-via-video-chat.html

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