CourtBuddy Competitors

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Court Buddy Competitive Landscape-Part 1

A competitive landscape of Court Buddy, UpCounsel, and Enloya has been provided in this research. Court Buddy provides flexible and unbundled legal services based on a client's budget. UpCounsel promises its customers quick delivery of custom proposals, while Enloya helps startups to find legal services in just a few clicks.

COURT BUDDY

  • Founded in 2015, Court Buddy enables everyday Americans to get matched instantly "with vetted, independent attorneys while helping attorneys grow their practices".
  • The company is located in San Francisco and has raised $7.15 million in funding so far.
  • Court Buddy's value proposition is centered on cost savings, flexibility, and simplicity. By providing "unbundled legal services at flat rates based on [a client's] budget", the company promises to make legal services available to everyone and ultimately help its customers 'save time' and 'worry Less'.
  • Court Buddy offers its customers a flat rate for legal services, depending on the client's budget and needs. All pricing is done upfront, thereby ensuring that the customers do not incur additional costs outside of their budget. Also, there are "no retainers or hourly fees".
  • This company practices family law and criminal law. The company also handles cases related to business, tickets, personal injury, real estate, financial counseling, and bankruptcy.

UPCOUNSEL

  • Since its founding in 2012, UpCounsel has raised a total of $26 million in funding. The company provides an online marketplace where businesses can "find and hire legal help based on their preferences".
  • UpCounsel is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • In terms of value proposition, this company offers "access to high-quality attorneys on demand". It also provides an opportunity to "compare detailed proposals and transparent pricing". In addition, it enables its customers to easily manage their legal work.
  • For using its platform, UpCounsel promises its users "custom proposals within hours", cost savings that are "up to 60% compared to law firms," and the ability to "pay only for quality legal work" that meets a client's needs.
  • The company has a flexible pricing structure. Depending on a customer's "needs and payment preferences", work can be billed either "as a fixed fee or on an hourly basis."
  • Pricing for commercial contracts range between $125 — $250 per hour, employment & human resources cases typically cost $175 — $275 per hour. Trademarks are priced at $600 to $800 hourly.
  • Popular legal areas covered by UpCounsel include agreements, business formation, patents, trademarks, immigration, general counsel, labor and employment, securities and finance.

ENLOYA

  • Founded in 2017, Enloya is a legal marketplace designed for startups. The "platform matches specific legal solutions to specific legal problems through the use of computer algorithms and carefully designed user-experience."
  • This company is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • In delivering value, Enloya promises lawyers the opportunity to "take [their] legal practice to new levels ". It achieves this by helping legal practitioners to "find new clients, expand [their] services, and team up with lawyers around the globe."
  • Also, Enloya promises to "make it easier for growing businesses to find, compare and get accessible, transparent legal services in just a few clicks."
  • Enloya also has a flexible pricing structure that is tailored to a customer's specific needs. The platform's users, who are mostly entrepreneurs, can either request a 30-minute "consultation and get a fixed-fee package from a lawyer or pick among the best deals received".
  • The types of cases handled on this platform include but are not limited to incorporation, data protection, contracts, taxes, investments, and disputes.
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Court Buddy Competitive Landscape-Part 2

A competitive landscape of 1Law, Attorneys On Demand, and Hire Me Legal has been completed below. These competitors, all located in the US, are largely legal software, techs, and solutions for various legal needs of both attorneys and clients.

1LAW

Value Proposition:
  • 1Law is a tech/application that uses artificial intelligence, blockchain, and various communication tools to assist lawyers, by making their work more efficient and improving their user experience for clients. "By helping consumers, 1Law drives new businesses to lawyers through referrals. "
  • 1Law seeks to offer lawyer accessibility, legal clarity, accountability, and cheap options to its consumers. With AI, 1Law's tech "allows most repetitive tasks, document assembly and self-help Q & A, to be done at a minimal cost to consumers."
Pricing Structure:
  • 1Law has three pricing packages, namely: Of Counsel, Associate, and Partner. The Of Counsel package is free. It includes various features such as basic legal forms (Docubot Simple Forms), direct contact with clients (My Attorney), and the ability to add clients (Easy Add Client). The Associate Package costs $1,000 per year. It has additional features Intake Bot & Docubot FBM, Automated Chat Greeter, ability to link clients' website to page to the 1Law platform, 2 hours per month Pro Bono Request, access up to 3 locations, and private forms/Docubot.
  • In addition to the Of Counsel and Associate packages, the Partner package features some benefits, including unlimited locations and practice areas, and a call forwarding capability that allows a paralegal to answer to clients. Intending customers would have to contact the company for pricing quotes.
Type of Cases Handled:
  • Typical cases it handles/areas of practice include personal, injury, business, criminal, family, immigration, litigation, patents and trademarks, and bankruptcy.

ATTORNEYS ON DEMAND

Value Proposition:
  • With "about two decades of experience with national hearing coverage and court appearance services," Attorneys On Demand leverages its network of highly trained and qualified attorneys, who are conversant with local courts, staff, and procedures to "provide national hearing coverage and court appearance services."
  • With this, the company hopes to fulfill its goal of helping companies and law firms of all sizes to maximize their efficiencies by streamlining/refining their business operations. It allows customers to "find an attorney or court appearance professional to cover their hearing," through a simple online request form.
Pricing Structure:
  • Attorneys On Demand has two solutions, each of them for clients and attorneys. However, the company would have to be contacted to obtain their pricing information for any of these solutions. However, a customer who provided feedback on Scamion.com in 2016, revealed that the company pays a $75 flat rate to its attorneys.
Type of Cases Handled:
  • Typical cases it handles/areas of practice revolves around all court case hearings, including default judgment hearings, civil trials, motion hearings, arbitrations, mediations, post-judgment execution hearings, civil docket calls, bankruptcy hearings, criminal hearings, foreclosure hearings, depositions, and eviction hearings.

HIRE ME LEGAL

Value Proposition:
  • Hire Me Legal is typically a market place and an interactive social networking platform where clients meet up with quality legal practitioners for all their legal needs. On the platform, attorneys promote themselves to clients, facilitating the accessibility of attorneys to clients.
  • "Hire Me Legal connects specialized lawyers to specific cases and only matches the best legal talent with potential clients, and do so at no cost in many scenarios."
Pricing Structure:
  • Intending customers would have to sign up before they can have access to the pricing structure of the company.
Type of Cases Handled:
  • Hire Me Legal handles various legal cases, as seen on the attorney search function. These ranges from alternative dispute resolution; animal law; and aviation law to traffic offenses; wills, trusts & estate planning; workers compensation; and others.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

In addressing this request, we have leveraged information mainly from the company websites and company directories/databases. However, we could not find the pricing information for Attorneys On Demand and Hire Me Legal, as the company websites/product pages provide no direct information. We only found clients and attorneys would have to contact the company or sign up to obtain such information. As an alternative, we searched through review sites, such as Glassdoor and Indeed. On Glassdoor, we could only find the salary information for Attorneys On Demand staff, such as customer service representative, while on Indeed there was no pricing data. Furthermore, we searched through popular product/software review platforms, such as Capterra and G2, but the software doesn't exist on these platforms. Lastly, we searched through press releases, industry sources, third-party media sites, and other review platforms in this regard. However, there was limited mention of the product across these sources. The only relevant data from a review website (Scamion.com) was that the company paid a $75 flat rate to its attorneys. No other pricing information was available in the public domain. Hence, we have provided this data because though an old source, it is the only available option. For Hire Me Legal, we indicated that its pricing structure is N/A.

Lastly, for Hire Me Legal, we could not provide its founding date. To address this, we conducted our research through the company website but found only general information about the software/company. We could not find any information on the founding date or the pricing structure. While we researched through the product page, we could only find that customers would have to sign up before they can access the pricing structure. Next, we searched social media handles, including Facebook and Twitter; LinkedIn; company directories like Crunchbase, Owler, and ZoomInfo; and other third-party media platforms for the founding date. However, this information was largely unavailable. While we could find some pieces of information about the company, the founding date was not available. Furthermore, the company does not exist in Crunchbase, Owler, and ZoomInfo; and there is no mention of the company on media platforms. As research through its website; social media handles, including Facebook and Twitter; LinkedIn; company directories like Crunchbase, Owler, and ZoomInfo; and other third-party media platforms yielded no information, we resorted to estimating the information. To do this, we used several online tools, like Check Host, to determine where the website is hosted. With this, and as corroborated by the attorney search function of its website, we speculated that Hire Me Legal is located in the US.
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