“I went to Google to find an attorney, but it’s difficult to find one that is capable to do what you need, interested in what you need done, and willing to do it at an affordable rate,” Horn explained.
After experiencing total client frustration, Horn decided to take matters into his hands, and Legal Services Link was born. The website has a two-fold mission, dedicated to connecting people with attorneys who might otherwise have a hard time finding affordable legal services. The service also works to further the legal profession, allowing attorneys to reach the masses and people who are looking for them.
“The primary mission is to give people access to justice and to attorneys,” Horn said. “There are more attorneys out there than clients, but it’s so hard for people to connect with these attorneys.”
People can sign up on the website and post a summary of their issue and location, information that then goes out to all the attorneys in the website’s database who take care of that kind of case and reside in that location. The attorneys receive an email and can reach out to that person if they are interested. If they are, they then submit a cover letter to the potential client expressing their interest.
“People then know who is interested in them and can look at qualifications such as education and experience,” Horn said. “The client has total control over picking their attorney.”
Rather than the process of finding a suitable and affordable attorney taking days or even weeks, it can instead take a matter of minutes.
“The field of legal services is a decade behind every other field,” Horn said. “However, Legal Services Link gives the consumers some power. It’s modeled after the idea that people don’t want to spend hours or days finding something. They want it quickly.”