A: Lawfarm is a legal portal for all your law-related needs! We provide a one-stop platform for you to ask, answer, discuss legal questions, we match lawyers and clients using our unique matching service, and from time to time, we even post legal updates and news for those of you who can’t get enough of law-related newsbytes!
Only registered users on Lawfarm are able to use our client-lawyer matching service. Clients post their case on our platform and our registered lawyers, upon viewing these cases, may decide to purchase the client’s job. Any further engagement with the client will take place separately.
Lawfarm also has its very own lawyer directory system where lawyers’ profiles are populated and curated with Lawfarm’s very own scoring system. This can go a long way in helping clients decide who to choose or engage for your legal matter
Lawfarm’s directory feature is free for a trial period of 60 days. (but for now it is free for a limited period!) During this trial period, you will have all the privileges of our “Premium Users” and may freely use all features of Lawfarm. However, once the trial period is over, we charge an upfront subscription fee every month/year, depending on your preference.
A: Our registered lawyers get exclusive access to all cases posted on Lawfarm by members of the public. Through Lawfarm, this may even lead to a formal engagement by the client! Registered lawyers also get to answer questions posed by members of the public to gain points. If you are a registered lawyer, you can be sure to get more exposure through Lawfarm than if you choose to remain anonymous.
If you are not registered with us, you may only access the free content offered by our platform, such as some of our legal news and updates. You will not be able to search for potential clients, be engaged through the client users on our website. You may still answer queries, but you would not be able to enjoy the increased exposure and goodwill as your answers will remain anonymous.
A: This also ensures that the client does not get overwhelmed by dozens of emails or calls from lawyers. The point of this service is to help the client with choosing a good lawyer; having 50 lawyers call the client would only make this process worse.
We think 3 lawyers gives the client just the right amount of freedom of choice – the lawyers also have to be serious about taking the case. These 3 lawyers therefore would be the ones who purchased the client’s case first.
A: At Lawfarm, we are committed to providing the best sets of lawyers for our client members and to answer any online legal queries in bite-sized responses. This means that we must verify that our lawyer members are, first and foremost, registered lawyers in their respective states.
A: Lawfarm is not a law firm and we do not provide legal services. The responses provided to the law-related queries are deliberately bite-sized for easy comprehension and are in no means a full opinion. These should not be taken as absolute and the lawyers posting these responses are only doing so out of goodwill and to provide general public legal assistance. Please note that this does not create a client-lawyer relationship.
Lawfarm’s lawyer-client matching service is not a referral service. Instead, registered users merely post their cases on our platform for lawyers to consider taking up. If our registered lawyers are interested, their engagement will be formalized separately. We are not notified of any engagement that subsequently takes place, nor do we take a commission off the legal fees for any such engagement.
By using Lawfarm, the lawyers on our platform also do not advertise nor solicit business from potential clients. In fact, what is unique about Lawfarm is that clients themselves post their cases or queries on our platform in order for lawyers to evaluate and consider whether to assist the client in question. Ultimately, the client determines who he/she wishes to engage as his/her lawyer.
A: Congratulations! If you see a job that you are interested in, you may click on “Purchase” and you will be able to see the details of the individual posting the case, and you may proceed to contact him/her for engagement and instructions. Do note that you should, as far as practicable, adhere to the budget stipulated by the client in your quote.
Up to 3 lawyers may also bid for the same case, so upon purchasing the case, you should contact the client as soon as possible so as to allow the client time to consider engaging you.
A: Up to 3 lawyers may purchase a case. If you purchased a case and contacted the client but was not engaged subsequently, it may mean that the client decided to engage one of the other 2 lawyers who purchased the case instead.