Is online legal advice different to any other form of legal advice?
The proliferation of the phenomenon of online legal advice has cause some debate in the industry. Online legal services provide the opportunity of almost infinite mobility in the provision of legal services because of the incredible convenience of the internet as a method of communication over very large distances. Some of the more conservative members of the profession have been apprehensive about these developments, perhaps because lawyers are naturally conservative and tend to be focussed on past events rather than future technologies. The legal industry appears to have been slow to adopt the online revolution which appears to have reformed almost every other industry into a totally new form of commerce and social interaction. However, there is not really a need for the anxiety that many lawyers seem to have about technology because. Some feel that it is open to abuse, but old forms of technology always were. It ultimately relates to a fear of the unknown and not knowing what something new does or what to expect. It is possibly a fear of change.
The legal status of online legal services themselves appears to be that there is no difference between how we interact online and how we interact offline and the same ethical professional principles will apply to online legal services as they will apply when it occurs offline. The benefits and opportunities which can result from the provision of online legal services are immense in that providing services such as these online will mean that the law will be able to become much cheaper and therefore much more accessible to everyday people than traditional legals services which are hopelessly expensive. It you would like to obtain legal advice online, please do not hesitate to use any of the contact methods available on this site. We would more than happy to hear from you about your legal matter.