Why 2019 Will See More Freelance Lawyers Than Ever Before

The growth of technology encourages customers to seek the most convenient option when searching for products and services. By comparing prices and reviews, we have all the information required to judge the quality of service we will receive. So why shouldn’t this convenience expand to other areas of service like the legal industry? Here we’ll discuss how freelance lawyers are symptomatic of a larger shift in the legal industry towards technology-powered solutions.

Barriers Faced By Legal Advice Seekers

When we search for legal advice, it is almost always urgent. The two things we usually cannot spare during those moments are time and money. Ease of online access means that a platform connecting customers to a lawyer gets rid of any geographical limits. This saves time searching for a lawyer that is nearby and available to provide advice at that moment.

When deciding whether a service is suitable for your needs, an important factor to consider is the cost involved. The nature of online platforms is such that all information should be transparent and upfront, including the cost. This appeal of online services means that a customer is more likely to trust businesses with more information available. Gone are the days where secrecy of information is powerful – we are in a time where sharing of knowledge is the key to building trust with a customer.

Where Do Freelance Lawyers Come Into All This?

As technology gradually transforms the legal industry, we can easily automate repetitive tasks such as document drafting. However this does not cover specialist legal advice – freelance lawyers can take advantage of this gap in online legal services. This means the customer still has easy access to legal advice that cannot be automated, and lawyers are able to make use of the online platform to better serve their clients. An example of a platform that provides this is Lawpath’s Legal Marketplace which provides quotes from several different lawyers. Customers can then choose their preference using criteria including reviews from previous clients and an overall star-rating of each lawyer. This transparent display of the service available and the quality provided by each lawyer means the customer is able to make an informed decision about who can satisfy their needs.

What Benefits Can Come From Being a Freelance Lawyer?

Putting aside the convenience customers experience when interacting with lawyers on an online platform, there are also benefits to freelance lawyers. The flexibility of taking on jobs whenever suitable, without having a long-term commitment encourages better work-life balance. As there is no longer a need to meet the client in person, a lawyer’s workplace can be in the comfort of their home. Due to overhead costs being reduced, the cost imposed on the clients is also minimal. This translates to better value for the client, ultimately providing unbeatable service.

What Will the Future of Law Look Like?

As the legal industry embraces the changes that technology brings, it will make law more accessible to individuals. The idea that law is intimidating will vanish, and negative stigma about lawyers being hard-to-reach will reduce. These changes will come as the interactions between clients and lawyers become more natural and accessible at the tips of our fingers.

Have more questions? Contact a LawPath consultant on 1800 529 728 to learn more about customising legal documents and obtaining a fixed-fee quote from Australia’s largest legal marketplace.

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