Thursday, October 6, 2011

Shopping for lawyers by price; good idea?

Here is a comment by popular solo practitioner blog "My Shingle" on a new website modeled after travel sites that allows consumers to comparison shop for lawyers based on price in the same way that they would for hotel rooms or airfare.

Bottom line?  My Shingle concludes that the website "confuses consumers", "creates traps for unwary lawyers and "opens up a Pandora’s box of ethics issues."  In the end, "for a site that purports to promote transparency on lawyer fees, doesn’t just muddy the water for consumers; it converts them into a veritable toxic waste site."

Read the full comment here.

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