FAQs for Attorneys
Q: How do I get started?
A: The first step to
getting hired by potential clients is to sign up for your FREE Legal Services
Link account, and create your attorney profile. Your profile is the first
thing potential clients will see when searching for you or evaluating
the emails you send in response to their project postings. In order to make a
good first impression, you should ensure that your profile is as
complete and informative as possible.
Q: Is it free to set up an account?
A: It is completely free to set up an account, and post your profile. It is also completely free to review legal projects posted by potential clients. However, if you want to respond to a project posting and connect with that client, you need a Premium Account, which is $250 annually. Once you have a Premium Account, you can respond to as many projects and connect with as many potential clients as you like.
Q: How do I find relevant legal projects?
A: Once you have created your Legal Services Link account, the legal projects that have been
posted in your state, in the areas you practice, will be
emailed to you and listed on your Attorney Homepage. If you want to search for legal projects in other cities and counties and/or other areas of law, you can also
do that from your Attorney Homepage. Simply click on “Find Work”
at the top of the page, and you will be
directed to a page that lists all legal projects and helps you search for projects by various criteria.
Q: Once I have found a
legal project that I want to pursue, how do I do that?
A: If you have a Premium
Account and would like to respond to a legal project that has been emailed to you or posted on the website, log in to your account, find the project, click on the project title, click on “Connect With this Client,” and then draft and send an email to the client regarding the project. If you do not have a Premium Account, then you need to upgrade to a Premium Account, and can then respond to any and all legal projects.
Q: Once I have responded to a legal project, how do I get hired?
A: After reviewing and
evaluating your email, the potential client will then determine
whether to reach out to you to continue the hiring process. If a potential client ultimately decides to
hire you after discussing the legal project with you, that hiring process
is done entirely off-line, without Legal Services Link’s
Q: Is there a way to have improper or untrue client ratings and feedback removed from an attorney's profile?
A: Yes. First, no one can just access the website and post improper or untrue ratings and feedback on an attorney's profile. A client only has the ability to post a rating or feedback after: 1) the client has created an account; 2) the client has posted a legal project to the site; and 3) the attorney has responded to that legal project. Presumably, after all of those steps, the client hires the attorney. If the client then posts a rating and/or feedback that the attorney believes is improper or untrue, the attorney should send Legal Services Link an email using the "Contact Us" link on the website regarding the rating and feedback explaining why the attorney believes it is improper or untrue. After communicating with the attorney and the client regarding the matter, Legal Services Link will determine whether to remove the rating and/or feedback.