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Inside Avvo’s new Seattle HQ.

Avvo wants to make it even easier to find a lawyer online.

The Seattle-based company today unveiled a new product that expands upon its service that connects people to attorneys.

Avvo already sells Avvo Advisor, which charges users $39 in exchange for a 15-minute phone call with a lawyer who provides legal advice. Users pick the category of their legal issue and Avvo matches them with the first available attorney in their area for a phone call.

Now the company is taking it one step further with Avvo Legal Services, a new offering that includes full-scale services with advice, document review, and offline meetings included. It also allows people to choose a lawyer of their choice, with detailed profiles showing their background.

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Avvo Legal Services - Business Attorney Selection

Initially, Avvo Legal Services will focus on business, family, and immigration issues. Use cases include someone who needs to understand how to start a business; someone that is going through a divorce and needs a lawyer; or someone needing to evaluate their citizenship application. Most of the legal services are provided within one business day of purchase.

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“When the majority of Americans forego legal representation for important, but routine legal issues, we know there’s a problem,” Avvo CEO Mark Britton said in a statement. “By bringing these legal services to a shopping platform that provides people a selection of attorneys in their area at a fixed price, we’re bringing unparalleled cost transparency and ease of access to an industry that intimidates many.”

There will be 15-minute advice sessions available for $39, and a number of other legal services available to purchase in a la carte style. Here are some of the services (click to enlarge):

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Avvo Legal Services is currently available in 18 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Inside Avvo's new Seattle HQ.
Inside Avvo’s new Seattle HQ.

Founded in 2006, Avvo has raised $132 million to date, including a substantial $71.5 million round that closed this past July. Avvo also offers a Q&A forum with more than 9 million questions and answers, along with profiles for 97 percent of practicing lawyers in the United States.

The 350-person company recently moved into a new downtown Seattle office — check back later for a video tour of the new space.

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