I've gotten way more leads from LegalMatch in comparison to other lead generating systems. I spend a lot of time on Avvo answering legal questions and out of months of doing that, I only found one new client. Within hours of doing follow-up with LegalMatch, not even answering questions but just doing follow-up, I could have multiple clients.
My law firm specializes in landlord-tenant law. I've used LegalMatch for that area of law. It has given me a significantly larger amount of client leads. Although there's still a lot of sorting and quite a bit of work to be done before the leads turn into actual clients, LegalMatch has been able to successfully give me client leads.
The primary benefit LegalMatch has given to my firm is lead generation. I can find clients who have the need for an attorney, but who wouldn't necessarily know how to find me on the internet. I can go right to them.
If I'm able to work on all the leads LegalMatch generates, I can get one or two per week that actually turn into clients. Since I'm a solo-practitioner, I work based on my time frame. Being a lawyer, I have to recognize my capacity.
Through LegalMatch, I get access to a large population of potential clients. If you’re a new attorney, then LegalMatch is the key to get access to client leads in a different way than what advertising does. You can actually see what the client needs might be and choose which clients you want to pursue.
LegalMatch’s system is a system that has to be worked. You don’t just pay the fee and magically you have a bunch more clients. You need to be able to invest the time into the system. If you do invest the time and follow the best practices set out with the training provided, then it does translate into more clients.
To make the most out of your LegalMatch membership, don't just send your potential clients an email. Follow up with a phone call as soon as possible. That would be my biggest tip. Using discernment, call the ones that you want as clients as soon as possible. Those usually translate into clients.
I've gotten way more leads from LegalMatch in comparison to other lead generating systems. I spend a lot of time on Avvo answering legal questions and out of months of doing that, I only found one new client. Within hours of doing follow-up with LegalMatch, not even answering questions but just doing follow-up, I could have multiple clients. In fact, on my first day on LegalMatch, I had a thousand dollars in business just from two clients.
The unique part about LegalMatch, which doesn't exist with other advertising forms for lawyers, is the fact that it's not social media for attorneys. LegalMatch creates a bridge. It’s like a match point where an attorney can look and see what the client’s needs are and if their skills match those needs. At the same time, the clients can post their case through the intake form and see if there's an attorney who can handle their case. There's an opportunity that's unique for relationship building or creating connections. No other legal advertising sources have that.
What I like best about LegalMatch is that the client gets the opportunity to ask their questions, and I get the opportunity to read what it is that they're looking for as well. I like how LegalMatch has it set up.
LegalMatch increased my business to a level where I max out the capacity of what I can do with the amount of time and resources I have. If I'm working it in a month, then it will triple my income from what I was making before compared to using standard traditional, word-of-mouth or online and social media advertising.