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SoOLEGAL leverages technology to facilitate skill based lawyer-client connect

ANI | Updated: Oct 30, 2018 17:22 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 30 (NewsVoir): The internet has given lawyers a new avenue to expand their legal practice, and clients the access to professionals willing to help them in their ordeal.
While most online legal platforms in India help lawyers get clients by charging them a commission fee, SoOLEGAL provides a platform to facilitate a connection between lawyers and clients based purely on merit and not commission. SoOLEGAL is the largest private initiative in digital space for law in India.
It provides the lawyers with a legal landscape to showcase their skill set and capabilities and attract informed clients towards themselves, based on their previous cases and judgments they have secured. SoOLEGAL is based on a lifecycle approach and is designed and developed on an E-governance framework comprising of four phases - Information, Interaction, Transaction, leading to Transformation of the stakeholders on an individual and professional level.
Registered lawyers, solicitors, legal professionals can share their ideas, opinions, and insight on legal matters or share past cases and the judgment secured by them. The ROAR i.e. Research Opinions and Review section on the SoOLEGAL platform is a great way for lawyers to showcase their unique services and write blogs about their knowledge, work and experience to attract potential clients.
With almost 3000+ documents on the platform covering, latest Judgements, Legal Drafts, Acts and Amendments, Legal Notices, the Resource Center is a growing repository of knowledge. Clients looking for legal assistance can get themselves informed about all the happenings in the legal domain by checking out the work published by the lawyers.
Once they find documents that resonate with their present requirement, they can contact the lawyer who published the document through a telephonic conversation.
The need a lawyer section is dedicated to helping clients find a lawyer or seek lawyer consultation at their convenience. Clients can anonymously post their legal requirement along with minimum basic contact information, and interested lawyers will get in touch with them via mail or call.
Once a relationship has been established the lawyers can use the online consulting platform within the SoOLEGAL ecosystem through SoOLEGAL’s hybrid Client and Case Management system. This system allows lawyers to manage client relationships, track matters and case hearing, schedule appointments and report on client, billing and case activities.
Client and Case Manager is an advanced, artificial intelligence powered tool that is driven by real-time analytics. It comes with the following features: Workflow, automation, free online storage, e-mail and SMS Integration, Unlimited records, Hearing log records among others.
MyFee is a payment system for general and consultation invoicing that caters to all commercial and document management needs. This Invoicing System enables lawyers to get send an invoice to their clients Online via Email for providing a legal opinion, consultation, and other services. Lawyers can earn even when they are inactive by publishing paid legal documents such as generic or drafts of agreements in the Resource Center.
Speaking to Manish Kaul, Director of SoOLEGAL on how they have used technology to not only create an edge over their competitors but also serve their stakeholders he said, “Many legal platforms in India seek a commission from lawyers to help them connect with potential clients. This is exploitative as the lawyers end up earning much less ad the clients end up paying much more. At SoOLEGAL our primary concern is to transform our stakeholders at a personal and professional level by providing them with a legal canvas to connect to potential clients solely through their skills, efforts, and experience.” (NewsVoir)

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