Rocket Lawyer, the California-based online legal service, acquired LawPivot, a Q&A site where attorneys can be reached. Specifics of the deal were not publicized. Google Ventures and August Capital are among Rocket Lawyer’s backers.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jan 14, 2013 Rocket Lawyer, the fastest growing complete online legal service, has acquired LawPivot the legal question and answer service. The addition of LawPivot makes it easier than ever for anyone to ask a lawyer a quick question online, with the same simple Rocket Lawyer experience that millions love.
“Helping people create and manage legal documents online and connecting them with licensed attorneys for expert advice showed us how useful it is to be able to ask a lawyer a quick question, anytime,” said Charley Moore, founder and executive chairman of Rocket Lawyer. “Getting to know the LawPivot team through our mutual relationship with Google Ventures, highlighted our shared vision for affordable and simple legal solutions. Together, we’ll be able to deliver the relevant legal help that everyone needs, at a fraction of the traditional cost.”
LawPivot provides answers to any legal question submitted online from a network of more than 2,000 attorneys. Customers receive a response from an attorney in the right jurisdiction and with the right expertise within 24 hours. Rocket Lawyer customers gain immediate access to LawPivot, complementing the existing “Ask A Lawyer” program.
“By helping more people and businesses with everyday legal situations than any other legal site, Rocket Lawyer is the established leader in online legal services,” said Jay Mandal, LawPivot co-founder. He continued, “the law is often confusing and LawPivot shares the Rocket Lawyer commitment to make it more accessible. The ability to ask the right lawyer a quick question at the right moment — be it reading a rental agreement, contesting a parking ticket, or incorporating a small business — is invaluable. We are thrilled to join Rocket Lawyer in our shared mission, as LawPivot fits perfectly into the step-by-step documents and legal consultations that Rocket Lawyer offers to protect and empower consumers and small businesses.”
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