Self-Help Videos from LegalYou

A Florida based law firm, IceLegal, has created a series of how to do it videos for its self-help law web site at http://www.legalyou.com  These videos were designed for Florida residents who represent themselves in court, but they are useful for any jurisdiction. Here are some of the most useful videos for self-represented litigants: What to Expect When Going to Court Mediation and Arbitration: What You Need to Know What to Wear to Court For "unbundled" and "limited" legal services from a Florida law firm for a fixed fee - check out: LegalYou. LegalYou has an innovative approach to the delivery of legal services- lawyers helping consumers gain access to the legal…
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How To Evaluate a Legal Information Website

How To Evaluate a Legal Information Website

There are now thousands of legal web sites on the Internet that range from non-lawyer websites that offer legal information and legal forms to law firm websites. To help users evaluate the quality of the legal information offered by these web sites, the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association approved in 2003, best practice guidelines for legal information web site providers. These guidelines apply to both law firms and non-lawyer websites, from statewide legal information we sites operated by public agencies, to court web sites, to legal sites run by profit-making companies. Many legal information information providers embrace…
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Tennessee Plans to Regulate Online Legal Software Publishers

Tennessee Plans to Regulate Online Legal Software Publishers

Tennessee Seeks to Regulate Online Legal Software Publishers How is it that a publisher that sells or distributes online legal software for consumers is now considered the "practice of law" in the State of Tennessee?  Under a new regulatory scheme to be adopted by the Tennessee legislature,  the publisher of a website that offers interactive legal forms to consumers will be considered the practice of law, unless the publisher complies with  the requirements of the proposed statute.Non-compliance means the publisher is "subject to penalties for the unauthorized practice of law." These penalties include a $10,000 civil fine and a violation could…
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Referee Rules Against Florida Bar in UPL Action Against TIKD Services

Referee Rules Against Florida Bar in UPL Action Against TIKD Services

TIKD is a start-up based in Coral Gables, Florida created by Christopher Riley, not a member of the Florida Bar, which provides a technology platform and financial guarantee for drivers who have received a traffic ticket. The Service is offered in four Florida counties and in four other states. How It Works A person who has received a traffic ticket can request TIKD's services by uploading a picture of the ticket and creating an account. TIKD then performs an internal analysis, powered by a software algorithm on the uploaded ticket, before agreeing to provide its services to the driver. TIKD…
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