Law pivot offers “crowdsourced” legal answers

A legal website that offers “crowdsourced” answers to legal questions posed by California companies, especially startups, is getting $600,000 in funding from Google Ventures and individual investors. The website is called LawPivot, and it could “disrupt some of the [legal] industry’s most basic business practices,” according to a November story by Fast Company. At the time of the article, the 80 lawyers approved to supply confidential answers came from the nation’s top 100 law firms. The companies usually get about three answers for every question asked, CEO Jay Mandal tells the Business Insider. A new feature allows LawPivot to recommend the best lawyers to answer each question by analyzing data on users and trends, the company says in a press release announcing the new algorithm and the new funding. The benefit for lawyers is the possibility of finding new…

via Crowdsourced Legal Answers Website Gets $600K from Investors, Including Google Ventures – News – ABA Journal.


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