Avvo is a multi-tool when it comes to legal services. The service includes a comprehensive directory for finding a local attorney, an active forum with 10 million indexed questions and fixed fee consultations. Plus, they offer free legal forms for download.
One great feature is the ability to talk to a practicing attorney for 15 minutes starting at $39 with longer fixed-fee sessions also available. To use it, you either select your area of interest (business, employment, etc.) or search the directory to find a local attorney. Then, you create a profile, pay the fixed fee online, and an attorney calls you within 15 minutes. Calls are limited to 15 minutes, but if you need more time, you can go online and book an additional session. But it is possible to select the same attorney each time.
While it’s difficult to get in-depth legal advice in just 15 minutes, this type of service is ideal for business owners with specific questions about incorporation, taxes, contracts, IP and other common legal issues that can be difficult to answer using a self-service tool that doesn’t grasp your situation or needs.