Some websites, such as Lawyers.com, LawGuru and LawZam, allow visitors to ask attorneys for legal advice, either through video conferencing or by posting questions online. For example, at LawGuru.com, free answers to user-submitted questions are posted for public viewing, but fees apply for private answers, according to LawGuru.
At LawZam.com, visitors may post legal questions on the website's Ask a Lawyer forum, or they may opt for free consultations by video conference with a lawyer, says LawZam. The lawyers provide free initial conferences, and it is up to the users of the service whether to hire the lawyers who talk to them. LawZam is not a legal firm, but it does connect people with real lawyers.
LawGuru lets people ask free legal questions free of charge, but for additional benefits, there's also the option to submit paid questions, where users are charged only after they are satisfied with the answers given, notes LawGuru. When clients accept an answer, they agree to pay two fees: one to the lawyer and one to LawGuru for providing the venue.