San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/16/2015 -- One-stop shops are just a part of this fast-paced world that we live in. Walmart and Target supply groceries, clothes, medications, toys, office supplies, and furniture at their mega stores. Amazon.com sells everything from online books to collectibles to electronics. That is great for my shopping list, but can you really find a quality lawyer on an all encompassing website for legal services?
Yes, and here's why: costs are rising everywhere. If you are running a startup, you can relate to the high costs of rent, utilities, support staff, electronics, sales and marketing. You have to work your behind off just to break even! While it is assumed that lawyers have high rates and make a lot, they are also in the same boat.
One survey that focused on law firm revenue in 2013 found that larger practices saw a 3 percent growth in general revenue and 3.9 percent growth in net income, while all other firms surveyed showed only 1.6 percent revenue growth and negative results in net income. This study speculates that income is down for the average lawyer due to the aforementioned increase in costs, a surplus of lawyers, and the number of equity partners in a practice.
There are many advantages to finding a lawyer on an on demand website. First of all, you can access a large pool of lawyers specializing in a variety of categories and you'll undoubtedly find one who can address your needs. Secondly, you can read their bios online, which include their years of experience, schooling, the legal services he or she has expertise in, their office location, and client reviews. You can also submit a query for the work you need done and receive multiple proposals in a short amount of time.
Finally, these online legal services tend to charge less… a lot less. Traditional law firms break down their costs into the following categories: 50% goes into the partner pool, 20% goes to overhead, and 30% pays for services rendered. With an online business lawyers, you can save up to 50% off of the customary bill and be assured that the work is being done by an expert, not a junior associate.
The United States generates $387,052 in e-commerce every 30 seconds. That just goes to show that Americans aren't doing things the way they've always been done. The internet has revolutionized how we spend money, listen to music, and stay in touch with family and friends. It is also revolutionizing how we run our businesses, both in the storefronts and online. If you order product, store data, or e-file your tax returns, why wouldn't you also hire a quality lawyer online?
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