When Andy Raskin recently decided to leave Gazooba, the online marketing site he co-founded, he found himself staring at a severance package outlined in a stack of documents riddled with legalese.

Raskin needed a lawyer to look them over, so he logged on to LegalMatch.com, one of a growing number of sites that connect people with attorneys. He clicked on the site’s “personal employment” category and typed in a description of his situation. The next morning, he received a detailed e-mail message from a Seattle lawyer who offered to do the job for $200 an hour – a price well below market rates.

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