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Under Regulator Pressure, Avvo Legal Services To Shut Down

Law360 (July 6, 2018, 6:37 PM EDT) -- Avvo Legal Services, the online client-lawyer connector besieged by bar ethics committees, is soon to be no more.

In a recent letter to the North Carolina State Bar, the general counsel of Avvo's new corporate owner, Internet Brands, said the service is being discontinued, even as she continued to defend the business.

"[P]roviding consumers a marketplace for the provision of legal services in the manner that Avvo has done does not implicate rules regarding the unauthorized practice of law," wrote Internet Brands General Counsel and Executive...
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