What is Avvo?

Avvo.com is an online directory for lawyers, doctors and dentists. Although an odd mix, the site does come with some interesting features for lawyers and law students. You can browse through their free legal advice page, or type in a query in the search bar. Lawyers are able to claim their profiles to add biographical information as well as interact with clients.  Clients can leave comments on their lawyers’ page; and lawyers can leave comments on their colleagues.

There is also a forum where people can post legal questions to be answered by lawyers, and search or browse past questions and answers.

The reference librarian from Washington State’s Gallagher Blog has a more detailed analysis of the site, as well as a test run by signing up for animal law in any jurisdiction, and family law in Washington to get a better feel for the site.


Since the post was published, Avvo has removed its resources for doctors and dentists and is now solely a site for those in the legal profession.


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