“We saw a fundamental need in the legal community for a free online service that connects attorneys and enhances the way they do business,” said Matthew Tollin, wireLawyer co-founder and Harvard attorney.
New York, New York (PRWEB) December 11, 2012
wireLawyerTM, the first online professional network for the legal community, officially launched its free service in beta. Drawing on the expertise of the Harvard Law community and Silicon Valley, wireLawyer provides an essential business-to-business platform, allowing lawyers to insource and outsource paid work, access thousands of peer-reviewed documents, and research curated questions, which bring big firm best practices to the entire legal community.
A large corporate firm’s value comes from the collective intellectual capital in its partnership and documents. wireLawyer seeks to replicate those advantages in a crowdsourced platform. At its heart, wireLawyer believes in opening access to advocacy by opening access to great legal minds and a wealth of legal documents. It is the mentor-partner a young associate never had.
“We saw a fundamental need in the legal community for a free online service that connects attorneys and enhances the way they do business,” said Matthew Tollin, wireLawyer co-founder and Harvard attorney. “With wireLawyer, solo practitioners, in-house counsels, small and mid-sized firms (SMLs) can immediately expand their network and resources.”
wireLawyer is able to offer its free services by generating revenues from fees on attorney transactions- not lead generation. Current wireLawyer partnerships include legal tech titan LexisNexis and Justia.com.
wireLawyer’s advisors and backers include: Charles Nesson and Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School professors; Tim Stanley, CEO of Justia.com and co-Founder of Findlaw; Martin Roscheisen, noted Silicon Valley entrepreneur and co-Founder of Findlaw and eGroups; Leon Charney, one of New York’s most influential power-brokers and attorneys; and Paul Pangaro, Stanford University and New School professor and CTO of several notable startups.
“I’ve been around the startup community, from west to east coast since the dot.com inception,” said Paul Pangaro, former CTO of snap.com, “and I see that we are fundamentally shifting the legal tech landscape. This is a great opportunity for lawyers to lower costs, expand their network and increase their revenues. wireLawyer moves the legal tech world into a stronger and smarter space.”
In a marketplace saturated with consumer-facing legal products, wireLawyer is the first B2B platform built by lawyers for lawyers. With smart contract search, peer-reviewed documents, and curated Q&A, wireLawyer enables small to mid-sized law (SMLs) to operate on a level playing field with big law firms. The platform additionally allows insourcing, outsourcing and referral fee management- enabling these firms to maximize their revenue.