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Venture capitalists have long predicted the “disruptive” potential and massive earnings to be found around online legal services technology. Consumer-facing online legal services providers like Avvo, LegalZoom, and Rocket Lawyer have attracted some of the most impressive venture funding in the legal technology space to date in spite of a number of red flags and roadblocks raised by state courts and bar associations about potential ethics violations posed by such companies.
Gabrielle Orum Hernández is a reporter with Legaltech News and the Daily Report covering legal technology startups and vendors. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter at @GMOrumHernandez.