Books from Amazon, shoes from Zappos, and now… lawyers from LawZam?  Apparently the hot new thing is shopping for legal services online, and LawZam provides free videoconferencing services that enable exactly that.  Lawyers can create digital storefronts so prospective clients can determine which lawyer they want to talk to, with no commitment or travel time.  Check out Christy Burke’s article from yesterday’s Legal IT Professionals entitled “Why Not Shop Online in the Lawyer District?”

Burke describes LawZam as a “much-heralded online social networking platform that allows lawyers and clients to conduct free videoconferences for initial consultations and beyond.” In response to Burke’s article, Chris Danzig from Above the Law wrote a post entitled “Would You Meet New Clients Through Videoconferencing?” and is conducting a poll to determine whether readers would use a service like LawZam.

Since LawZam’s launch in late June, the site has already garnered over 10,000 members in nearly all 50 states. In addition to Burke’s aforementioned Legal IT Professionals article  and has been covered in the National Law Journal, New York Law Journal, and ABA Journal among several prominent blogs including Bob Ambrogi’s LawSites.

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