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Avvo Ruling Belies Wider Acceptance For Online Legal Cos.

Law360, New York (July 14, 2017, 4:54 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey decision that lawyers working through Avvo, Rocket Lawyer and LegalZoom violate attorney ethics rules likely won't be the last regulatory speed bump for those legal services companies, but there is a growing belief in the bar and courts that such "connector" services have legitimate roles in the legal market.

In a joint opinion from New Jersey ethics committees last month, the groups said flatly that Garden State lawyers can't sign up with two Avvo services because participants pay a portion of client fees...
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