There has been much interest on the blogosphere surrounding Legal Zoom’s IPO. Plenty of the discussion focuses on Legal Zoom as a disruptive force in the delivery of legal services.
Technology has the ability to change quickly disrupt and destroy disruptive forces. Here today, gone tomorrow is the story of many tech companies.
Yesterday, I received the following email:
I found out about your law blog in the ABA directory and was wondering if you’d be interested in showcasing your services on my website.
It’s called www.Paperwell.com, and I’m trying to create a resource where consumers can get free legal documents. It’s like Wikipedia but for law.
What I had in mind was that I can show samples of your legal agreements on my site and right alongside the agreement will be your phone and email info. That way, you get leads for anyone who finds your agreement on www.Paperwell.com.
What I ask for in exchange is not money but rather: 1. some legal documents you use and 2. posting the link www.Paperwell.com on your website/blog.
It’s hard for anyone to compete with free. Nothing in this post should be seen as an endorsement of this or like services. The problems created by using the wrong language or wrong documents can cause great harm. Figuring out which provisions and documents are right for a client can only be done by an attorney.