By Shant Berwal
At a time when everything is available at finger tips or is just a few clicks away and you can get everything ranging from groceries to clothes to plumber, it is not surprising that essential services have also been made available online, whenever you need it. Advice from doctors, lawyers, property consultants, and share market experts is brought to the public through websites and mobile applications to promote the ease of access to expert guidance.
One of the major developments brought about by this system is that now legal advice can be availed completely online, without having to meet and consult your lawyer. In addition, you don’t need to ask around to determine which lawyer would be the best suited for your case, and how experienced he would be to handle your case. All you need to do is visit the website/App of online legal platforms. While availing consultation or advice on online platforms, you get to choose from various lawyers based on their credentials and customer rating, and their specialization as given on the site.
Getting to choose your lawyer from a long list of lawyers, based on their qualifications and experience, is not a privilege available to only a select few now. Another benefit of online advice is that the multiplicity of lawyers ensures that you get opinions from different lawyers on the same matter, and are enabled to look at your matter from different angles before deciding on your plan of action. It gives you an insight into the factual and legal circumstances of the matter and opens various methods to approach the same matter to explore all possible remedies, and decide what could bring about a swift remedy.
The efficacy of online legal advice is also found in the time-frame within which assistance is made available to clients seeking the same. In contrast to real-time consultation and advice, up to 90% of your time can be saved if you get answers to your queries simply by posting it on reliable online platforms. The technology-enabled facility of legal advice is unfortunately unknown in public circles, and only a few people actually avail the service in the convenient manner. Not only queries and advice, but a host of other services including document review, property document verification, drafting of legal notices, pre-booking of personal appointments, etc. can be availed using online legal platforms, reducing the amount of effort required to be put in by the client.
Transactions like buying of property, investing in flats/homes, entering into contracts, etc. often involve a lifetime of savings and all of your dreams of future, but seldom do people realize that it is wise to seek advice from a lawyer before putting their hard-earned savings at stake. Online legal advice not only brings you closer to eminent lawyers, but also decreases the time taken in getting ample help. Therefore, next time you need answer to a query or have a document to review, just go online and get your work done faster than ever.
(The author is Founder, Legal Resolved, a certified aggregator platform for legal service delivery)