Lawyer Sues Lawyer Rating Service Over Bad Scores

from the let-the-world-know dept

One of the problems with the legal industry is that it's opaque. Sure, the big corporate law firms do have established reputations and brands, but individuals in need of a lawyer don't have good ways of finding one. Last week, a new site called Avvo was launched that promised to compile ratings and reviews on lawyers nationwide. The launch got a lot of buzz, in part because of the novelty of the idea, but also because the ratings system, by most accounts, didn't work. Several top-caliber lawyers, including sitting Supreme Court judges, weren't given particularly good ratings. Not surprisingly, one lawyer that didn't like his rating is already threatening to sue the site. There's no telling how the courts will respond, but since the site is just synthesizing data from other sources, there wouldn't seem to be anything blatantly illegal going on. Legal issues notwithstanding, it's baffling why the lawyer would want to file this suit and bring more attention to his low rating.

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    Sofakingcool, 27 Jun 2007 @ 3:59pm

    Lawyers

    It's hard to make everyday people understand that Lawyers are bound by a different law than the ordinary citizen. Lawyers make the law ...... use it to perpetuate their profession. They are like cockroaches ...... living off hard working people. I feel safer in a back alley in the rough part of town than around a bunch of lawyers.

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